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LCD Brightness


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http://live.pirillo.com/ – Chris discusses LCD screen brightness, and ways to preserve the life of your screen. Apparently, he’s also had too much Peet’s coffee.

One of our chatters in the live.pirillo.com channel asked about the differences in LCD screen brightness. The question was whether it’s normal for their 15″ screen to be brighter than their friends’ 17″ screen. There really isn’t a concrete answer for this. The brightness level is determined by many factors: age of laptop, lamp used in manufacturing, settings enabled by the user, etc. Even though I can’t manage to spit out what I wanted to say tonight, I think you’ll understand what I MEANT when you watch the video.

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LCD Screen Brightness

http://live.pirillo.com/ – Every day brings new viewers to our live chat. A recent visitor asked about her new laptop screen not being bright enough. She has reportedly changed her settings in the laptop control panel, with no luck. She wrote in to ask my advice, so let’s see what we can do to help Tifferz!

Every laptop brand is different in some ways from the other. They may have different hardware, they could have slightly different configurations. Just as they vary in these ways, they also can have different levels of brightness to the screen.

There are unfortunately only a couple of things you can do to adjust the brightness on your laptop. One method is discussed in this video, and again on Yahoo! Answers. Each laptop should have a small button with the letters fn. The letters on that key can vary by manufacturer. Usually you can find this button on the lower left corner of your keyboard. Pushing this button along with the one that has a picture of a small screen and an up arrow (found on the F4 key usually) simultaneously will adjust your brightness.

Another nifty little trick is to simply plug the laptop in to a power source. Many laptop screens will become a bit brighter when the machine is plugged in. If these two options fail you, make sure your video drivers are updated, and try moving the screen to a different angle.

There are several tips and tricks found right on Lockergnome.com that can help you get your LCD monitor adjusted to your comfort and convenience.

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