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Help Please. I'm not to bright when it comes to computers or laptops. But need to know how to lighten the screen on a Gateway laptop, it's to dark to see. Can you help. Thanks Becky

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Re: Help Please.

Is it so dim that the screen cannot be read with shining a flashlight into it? if so this is a hardware failure not a brightness setting. let me know if it is.

If it is just somewhat dim but readable, there is probably a hotkey. Gateway laptops are all different.

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
mx6550 specifications

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before it gets any worse take it to a small repair shop they'll charge you less then a major outlet.
Most will tell you on the spot at no cost if you need a new screen or not.
and yes the screen can be expensive
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