View Full Version : Laptop screen darkens

13-04-2007, 04:21 PM
I have a Compaq Presario v2000. The screen darkens when I plug in the mains adapter. It lightens up when I remove the plug. It is almost unreadable when it is dark. I cannot find a way in the screen settings to lighten it up. Games often have a slider in their options to lighten the screen. Is there anything like this available? Thanks for any help David

Graham L
13-04-2007, 04:32 PM
Screen brightness, contrast, etc are often extra functions of (usually) some of the top row "F_" keys on laptops. Look for a "Fn" key which might be there as a "shift" for that. Brightness is usually a little "sun" icon.

13-04-2007, 05:00 PM
Might be an incorrect setting in power management. check there too!

13-04-2007, 05:12 PM
All laptops I've seen the screen usually goes brighter when you plug the AC adaptor in!!

13-04-2007, 05:43 PM
Graham L had the answer! There are little suns on F7 & F8 with arrows pointing up and down. By holding down the Fn key and tapping F8 the screen brightens. Problem solved Thanks David