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Xps screen brightness low

When running on batteries its impossible to increase the monitor brightness to a sufficient level using FN up/down bottons
how can I increase brightness to be able to use my computer on batteries!?

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  • xps1330 Oct 08, 2008

    i have the brightness problem with my XPS M1330. It has only 3 brightness stats. 1 full bright.2 60%bright with flikering and 3 10% bright. when i try to minimize the brightness using Fn + Down for first 2-3 clicks nothing happnes. after 4th click screen become say 60% bright with flikering. then if i press again Fn+Down then it become black (10%Brightness). and cant see anything on screen. then if i use Fn+Up the brightness bar shows increasing but Screen remains black . then i hav to logout and login again for full brightness.

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Press F2 at start up to go into the bios. There is another setting in the bios for the screen brightness while on battery power.

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