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Dim laptop screen - HP Pavilion


Furkin
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HP Pavilion 9500 17” Laptop + 4gb ram + W7 ult.

I am trying to use this machine, but I can hardly see the monitor. When I’m in the car, I can’t see it at all.
It’s just about acceptable in the evening at home,,,, but just.

A friend said that I havn’t got it set up right,,,,,, I’ve never used a laptop before, so have no idea what to expect, or how to set things up. It’s a used item from a neighbour. At the moment I’m trying it whilst powered by the mains. I’ve had to create a dark corner to see what I’m doing.
I don’t recall this being the same on my Sons laptop.

Can anyone help please ?

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onthelimit1

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It may be as simple as increasing the brightness (Fn key plus another - varies from make to make , but shows a sun type symbol).

If it's not that, it could be the ribbon cable from mobo to screen or maybe an inverter fault.

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Furkin

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,,,dead easy when you know !

Thanks OTL1,,,, something to play around with.

It certainly helps here & now.

all the best

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onthelimit1

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Good. You're not the first (and certainly not the last) to be flummoxed by this!

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