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Dim screen, bright mouse pointer

I have a Gateway NV52 Notebook running Vista. Recently, the screen brightness seems ''fuzzy'' or dim, but the mouse pointer is still really bright. Changing the brightness does not help. I'm wondering if my 21 month old son accidentally did some magic keystrokes that I'm not aware of...Thanks.

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Right click the battery icon on the right bottom of the screen in the task bar. The performance profile may be set to energy saver causing monitor to dim to save energy.

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Google search for your particular model and specifications. you will get the gateway support page for your notebook.

for example if you have an mx6550 enter this at google.com
mx6550 specifications

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