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Have a 16" dell flat screen monitior. The display are very dim,and make for hard viewing. Tried to push buttons on computer but a locked icon flashes up. Tried holding the buttons to unlock but did not work. Did have my boys try also without sucess. They are not experts but use computers more. HELP

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You need to hold the menu button for 15 seconds until the lock icon changes to unlock. Then you should be able to adjust the brightness of the monitor, assuming that the backlight is working properly. Hope this helps you.

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I have a lock on my monitor but cant get rid of it, when i touch the buttons at the front of the monitor to look for brightness or wotever thats when it crops up wot can i do

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