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Replaced a broken LCD. New screen is dim. I updated Bios and checked color connections. When I adjust brightness (FN up and down), it gets brighter until 5 and then gets dimmer at 6, 7 and 8...

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Try your laptop connected to an external monitor check if DIM issue can be seen from the external monitor if yes update the video driver.

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You are probably not going to like my answer but your new screen may have a bad Backlight or connection, that is what lights up the lcd panel. Check your connection at the inverter just to make sure, sometimes these connection can get reversed or get loose during the reinstall. I would take it back apart and check it from the main cable on the back all the way to the motherboard.

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