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On the top row you should see a key that looks something like a sun with an up arrow. This turns the brightness up. Tell me if this worked, and vote if I helped!

Posted on Oct 10, 2010

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  • foxes_11 Oct 10, 2010

    It didnt work !

  • Isaac Vogler Oct 10, 2010

    Okay, is the button a different color than the rest? (blue or something?) If so, there should be a key that says something like FN on it on the bottom left of your keyboard. Hold this, then push the Sun with an up arrow.

  • foxes_11 Oct 11, 2010

    Already did that didnt work !

  • Isaac Vogler Oct 11, 2010

    How dark is the screen? Can you read words on it, or is it too dark to even tell if there are windows open. From what it sounds like, you've got a broken blacklight. I wanted for you to try the above just in case there was an easy solution, but from personal experience, I can tell you that a backlight is NOT an easy fix. Hopefully, it's still under warranty. Otherwise, I would be willing to wak you through the repair process.

  • jimbo1170 Oct 12, 2010

    Thanks.

    I can not read words on the screen. When i close the screen and open i can see for 5 seconds then again goes very dark. Again if i close and open i can see for 5 seconds then again black. Warranty already expired. Could you please tell me the repair process.

  • jimbo1170 Oct 12, 2010

    Thanks. I can not read words on the screen. When i close the screen and open i can see for 5 seconds then again goes very dark. Again if i close and open i can see for 5 seconds then again black. Warranty already expired. Could you please tell me the repair process.

  • Isaac Vogler Oct 12, 2010

    If you can see clearly for a few seconds, then this is something else. When it goes black, use a flashlight or something (weird, but it might explain something) and see if you can see ANYTHING on the screen. Not just words, but anything at all. Also, try opening the lid just until it lights up and see if it changes. Right now, I need to establish what the problem is, then I can help you fix it.

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