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Notebook won't get bright

Ugh, I've tried askin this about 5 times but this site doesn't tell me my question posted, so I'ma ask again.
I'm using an Acer Apsire 5920. There seem to be only way way to up/lower brightness, FN + Arrow keys. For some reason it's default has changed and when I come on it needs two clicks up to be bright. Fine, whatever. But NOW for some unknown reason the Right arrow (up brightness) key won't work! I know it's not the FN key, cus it works with other functions. This is driving me NUTS, there has GOT to be some other way to get to this brightness level? I donno what the hell is wrong with this thing, but it's not even my PC, mine's in the shop, and I can't return this to the owner with this problem. Please someone help!

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  • Kerriwyn Oct 05, 2009

    You're the best! Thanks so much. Yeah, I know there are function keys on the laptop here, but as I posted, the get bright button is broken somehow, it just doesn't work. But thanks to your power options/brightness display directions, I was able to do it through Vista. I knew there had to be another way! Good on ya. :)

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    Chip May 11, 2010

    If you have Vista on the machine, go to control panel > power options > In the left hand column at the bottom of the list is a heading for adjusting the brightness of the lcd in both AC power and battery. Youc an set these independant of each other. A Rather Dim Idea Have you ever tried to adjust the brightness on your PC monitor? It?s normally not too difficult if you have a laptop, there?s usually an option on the Function keys, but often the only way to do it on a desktop PC is grapple with the monitor?s controls ? and that?s easier said than done on some models -- or delve deeply into Windows display properties. But why would you want to? Maybe you are working in a darkened room and the screen is too bright, or it?s a sunny day and not bright enough, either way, what you really need is a tiny little freeware application called Dim Screen. It sits minding its business in the System Tray, when you want it just right click on the icon and select a level, or tap the user-definable keyboard shortcuts for brightness up and down. It?s that simple, and if you want it to launch with Windows just copy the program shortcut into you Startup folder.

  • McGuire Simon
    McGuire Simon May 11, 2010

    What operating system are you using? If you are using a vista machine i can help you. Thanks for replying.



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Sounds like the backlight is going out for the display so the brightness is continually getting worse/going out.Soon the screen will go black or fade to the point of not seeing it much at all.

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