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Laptop screen really dim

Novakingwai 2,671 282 March 31, 2017 at 09:36 AM
Got a used computer, screen was very dim. I did a factory reset (It's Windows 10). Was bright for a day. Then it went dim again. I uninstalled the display adapter and the monitor adapter in Device Manager, restarted the computer. Now it's bright again but it's installing something. Sounds like it's fixed?

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the cable to the backlight is probably short/broke or lose. could be as easy as plugging it back in or replacing the cable.

or it could be the backlight is dying.
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the cable to the backlight is probably short/broke or lose. could be as easy as plugging it back in or replacing the cable.

or it could be the backlight is dying.
Oh man! I hate when that happens but it isn't the end of the world.


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sometimes you wonder whether folks actually bother reading the op..if uninstalling the adapter makes the screen bright again, it is 100 percent driver related...if its working well now, leave it be..
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sometimes you wonder whether folks actually bother reading the op..if uninstalling the adapter makes the screen bright again, it is 100 percent driver related...if its working well now, leave it be..
And then there are those intermittent hardware issues. In this case you have to ask yourself "Why would a driver be good now but 20 minutes from now it isn't good anymore" I'm just saying there are mysteries in this world and many of them originate in computers.
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And then there are those intermittent hardware issues. In this case you have to ask yourself "Why would a driver be good now but 20 minutes from now it isn't good anymore" I'm just saying there are mysteries in this world and many of them originate in computers.
Read again. It went bright again after a reset and again after removing the driver...you simple, as usual, didnt bother reading the OP....Try it for once....
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It's a laptop. The solution is in your power settings. It is set to go dim (when not in use) after a certain amount of time or if running on the battery.
Oh also, you uninstalled the driver so yes it is installing something. The driver again.
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