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The screen is always dim

Just replaced hard drive and now the screen is always dim. I've tried the function key and pushing F7 to brighten it but it's not responding to that.

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Have you tried pressing the fn+f7 keys this should brighten the screen
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I want to doing more brightness.

Hello sounds like your trying to figure out how to brighten your screen. If so, try looking on your keyboard and see if You have specialty function keys. These are usually right on top of your number keys. On mine Its function keys f7 and f8. Just like typing a capital letter except you have to hold the Fn key, usually found in lower left had side of keyboard. Hold down and press function key that shows a sun Up F8 on mine and see if that brightens screen. You might have to press a few time to brighten.
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If the Fn key does work, then try to see if F6 and F7 function at all. For example, if you're using Firefox, the F6 key should highlight the entire URL of the website you're visiting. F7 brings up a "Caret Browsing"dialog box. If both keys function well, then you may want to reinstall the drivers of your graphics card. If nothing happens after the update, and if you use Vista, then go to Start, and right-click on the Computer label. From the popup menu select Manage, and in the new window go to the last listing, where you'll find a sub-entry labeled Services. Click on it, and from the list on the right, look for a service that's called Keyboard shortcuts or alike (sorry I don't remember exactly how it's labeled as I dont use Vista). Double-click this Keyboard service, and from the new windows see if it's started, and if it's set to Automatic run each time Windows loads. Then restart Windows and hopefully your LCD will dimm/brighten.

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