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Laptop brightness I dropped my laptop but not real hard...and now the monitor is not as bright as it used to be. Is there an adjustment I can make? I cannot even find the control button for the brightness/contrast

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Sometimes the power options on a notebook determines the brightness, but if you look to your keypad, there is normally keys that adjust the brightness along with the Fn(function button) But if you have damaged when dropping it, one of the backlights may have been broken within the screen.

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How do I adjust my brightness or contrast on my laptop? Every laptop is different, so adjusting the brightness or contrast on your laptop may vary from the steps provided on this page. However, understanding the process of how to adjust the brightness or contrast will help you change your settings.
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