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Screen brightness issues (software) S205

Question: Screen brightness issues (software) S205

Screen brightness issues (software) I have had the following symptoms after waking up from both standby and hibernate, but mostly hibernate:1.LCD is changing colors of the pixels, but backlight is completley off.2.LCD brightness is at minimum level, and using the hot keys (Fn + up arrrow) causes popup to indicate brightness change but screen remains at same dim level.3.LCD brightness is dim and using the (Fn + arrow keys) does not result in either screen brightness chaning or popup indicating change. Because of this I have learned not to leave any unsaved data if I'm going to sleep or hibernate machine because of the risk of condition 1. Any known resolution before I blitz the lenovo install do a clean install. Doing this I presume will rely soley on the built in win7 brightness management as it does on my Acer. -EVRE

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Answer: Screen brightness issues (software) S205

hi evrepower management may cause that issue due to the application contains the system files that fn keys work. can you try to un-install > restart your computer > re-install the power management first? if you can, please un-install power management in safe mode.

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I have only had my S205 for about 2 weeks but i noticed strange flickering horizontal lines on the screen, so i updated to the latest display drivers for the netbook but it hasnt made any difference. I have filmed what happens and put it on you tube i dont know if im allowed to link to my video, but it just shows what is happening. it starts around 11 seconds into the video but gets much clearer at around 40 seconds into the video. the camera doesnt really pick the lines up very well but in real life it gets annoying whilst your surfing etc when the lines just appear. any ideas of how to sort this?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdipBbRzjSc 

Answer:S205 screen issues!

exactly the same problem here with my ideapad s205 i initially thought it was a defective screen but then realised alot of people with these laptops/HP dm1/thinkpad x120e have the same problem im gutted ive just bought mine thismorning i feel let down its realy spoiling my experience. mic.

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Hi all, i just got my yoga 2 pro last night and the screen is driving me nuts. When unplugged it keeps adjusting. I turned off auto dimming im windows 8.1 but it is atill doing it. What else can I do?

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I cant be able to turn up or down my pc brightness. i upgraded it to Windows 10 pro. Will be kind of you to send me a link to the driver to correct this.... here are some key info. you may need. WINDOWS 10 PRO64bitsOS,INTEL (R) CORE(TM)i3-4005uCPU @1.70GHZRAM 4GB

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Two questions on LCD brightness.  When I resume from hibernate, the screen goes dark, then full brightness, then dark, then full brightness several times before settling down.  This only seems to happen when I resume from hibernate.  It seems like multiple screen brightness settings are competing for control of the lcd.  The second question is when I lock the machine, the screen goes dark (presumably to save power).  What software package is doing this and how do I get to the settings? Background info:Its a T61 with the integrated graphics and running XP Pro SP3.

Answer:Screen brightness control software?

my R61i with integrated graphics do that too, i have tried to no avail trying to solve this problem when i first got my laptop a year ago, i suggest you just try to forget about fixing it, learn to live with it.

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I bought my F50 Qosmio less then a year ago in Croatia. The first day i turned it on i had problems already.

When the laptop was turning on, before the BIOS booting screen, lines and weird patterns appeared on the screen and then the laptop blocked itself, and restarted.
This happened every 4-5 times i turned it on, sometimes during restart also.

Also when i had a black wallpaper, in the middle of the screen you could see as if the screen was dirty, lines that are in the screen that are not dirt or anything that you can clean.

Finally after some time i sent the laptop to the service and they said the Graphics card had gone bad. So they replaced it. I also mentioned about the "dirt lines" that can be seen when a darker background was on the screen. They replaced the graphics card but they didnt say anything about the "dirt lines" in the screen.

Now, a week ago, i am having problems with the screen. The screen brightness is going crazy, for example when i am browsing the web, the screen goes a little bit darker then brighter and darker and brighter and it goes like this really fast. And this doesn't happen only when i browse the web. It happens when i watch a movie or do anything.

Its unbelievable, that the Qosmio is giving me so much trouble.

When i sent my laptop last time to the service provider in Croatia they were extremely impolite and they did not resolve all my issues. They also said that the graphics card had gone bad be... Read more

Answer:Qosmio F50 - Screen brightness issues

> Now that i am having problems with the screen brightness going crazy i am unsure what to do.

Well, I think you should contact the ASP technician again and should explain your issue and should say that this strange screen behavior still persists and has not been resolved in first attempt.

A friend of mine is an owner of Qosmio F50 (don?t know exactly the model number) and he is very satisfied. It?s really a great notebook supporting many different multimedia features and he didn?t notice any graphic or screen problems.

As I said above; get in contact with the ASP in order to get the hardware checked.

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I've had my U430 for two years now, but I've the brightness and general 'punchiness' of the screen has been low, but I don't remmeber it being this way before. It is especially noticable when the laptop is next to an iPad or mobile phone, with the whites on those screens are much whiter, while the laptop looks grey in comparison. The screen brightness is set to full on the slider within Windows and using the hotkeys on the keyboard. Restoring  the laptop hasn't resolved the issue. Any help would be very much appreciated!
 
I've attached a photo to help demonstrate my issue.
 
I have the i7 u4510 model with touch.
 
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In the last week I've been having two new issues with my computer that I hadn't previously experienced. The major one was related to my wireless adapter and with the help of others on the network connection forum have discovered it was being caused by a conflict with Norton 360.

The second is related to my screen auto dimming the moment of my first key strike when entering my password. I am running a HP pavilion dv6t-7000 on Windows 7. I have turned off the power saving feature on my Intel graphics control panel. Any ideas on what could be causing this would be much appreciated as it is annoying to have to adjust the brightness every time I turn on the computer.

Thanks.
 

Answer:Issues with screen brightness during startup

Does it react the same plugged in or with battery only?
 

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Not sure if this is the right place to post this but i've asked on a few forums, What I am trying to do is change the screen brightness & contrast down by 20% over a smallish network, originally trying to use registry to do so,

I used regshot to monitor the registry (1st shot before, and 2nd shot after) exporting a before and after of the certain part of the registry that changed.

The primary computers we have are Dell Optiplex's with Intel Q35 onboard graphics. Using windows XP SP3 with SMS Clients

Unfortunately this did not work, and I am trumped on any other methods to use, anyone have any ideas? I really do not want to do it seperately.

Also not sure if this is the right place to post, and its my first post so Hai xD

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Hello ..
I have an issue with pes 2013 , i can't run it on my laptop
what should i do ?!
Pes Settings
 
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2nd issue ... is there anyway to get a brighter screen ?brightness is kinda a problem in the day time
i'm using Win 8.1
 
 
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Hey guys, Last night, I installed Windows 7 on my t400. Overall, it went pretty smoothly, but I do have to issues now that I don't know how to fix. Spell CheckFirst, for some odd reason, after my computer wakes up from sleep mode, the task bar is often (but not always) invisible. Usually, after about 10 minutes, it shows back up. Anyone had this problem? Any idea how to fix it?  Second, my screen brightness controls have changed. Prior to the 7 install, when I would dim the screen, a visible icon representing the brightness level appeared at the bottom of my screen (it was green, like the volume indicator). Now, when I dim, this no longer appears. Also, the screen does not get nearly as dim as it used to. I don't know why this changed, but obviously I can't save power like I used to and if I'm using it in a dark room, it is too bright now. Anyone had this problem? Know how to fix it? Thanks for any suggestions!

Answer:Taskbar & Screen brightness issues after installing Windows 7

you haven't installed all the drivers/utilities yet. download System Update 4.0 and let it do it for you





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I have just completed a clean install of Windows 7 Ultimate and all went well except for the screen brightness issue. Anyone have any ideas where I can simply increase this as I have searched everywhere for screen brightness, even BIOS for any setting for display. I have latest update to display driver. I have two other laptops and each shows much brighter than this one and I am surely disappointed in this display. Not sure if it is because this screen is touch enabled and also works off keyboard that could be the issue and a separate setting could be involved on the touch side of the display as it does work with a stylus pen or touch also. thanks and   I hope I can get this brightness to increase somewhat as it is too hazy for me.     

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I had my U410 updated to window 8, so far everything worked well except for the wireless connection and screen brightness control. It takes me up to 10 minutes to connect to the wireless network every time I start the computer. Since I always keep my computer in sleep mode, the wireless issue is acceptable. As for the screen brightness control, I was not able to adjust the screen brightness in any way. I've turned off the adaptive brightness, tried uninstall the driver of video card and reinstall it, but I couldn't change the brightness of the screen any however. Is anyone having the same probelm or knwo anything about how to solve it? Thanks.

Answer:U410 Window 8 screen brightness control issues

Have you installed energy management. Use of windows 7. Also did you try Fn+up/down to adjust brightness?





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Hello,Recently I started having issues with my Ideapad S205. I got a malware program that tried to force me to buy their software to remove it. In the process of trying to get rid of the problems it caused, I decided to use the Lenovo recovery key. The only option it gave me, was to go to the initial setup. Like a dummy I clicked on that and was taken back to day one. I subsequently found out that my back up partition did not work and I could not alter it so that it would work. I get constant error messages that I don't have enough room for a backup. My other issue is that I purchased the Lenovo DVD/CD player, and it worked fine for a while. Now when I try to install software or load a music file, It won't proceed after the initial spin up and disk content window. The only thing I have been able to do with it, is to view a backup photo disk that I made some time ago. Any help will be greatly appreciated.Thank you,Joe

Answer:S205 drive D: & DVD issues

hi joe,if you copy your files to d volume and if it's full, okr may not work. you need empty space at least 3-5 gb.about the dvd player, i'm guessing it's external dvd-rom, am i right? if so, can you check it with another computer?

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Hi, yesterday i updated my bios from my new netbook.Unfortunately it won't boot anymore. I tried this way (http://forum.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-S-series-Netbooks/LENOVO-BIOS-RECOVERY/m-p/332989#M11737)but it doesnt help. If holding down the FN+R Key and the Power-Button, the netbook is normal starting. Any ideas, how i can recover / rebuild my old Bios? If not possible, howcan i reach my data, stored at the hard disk?Thank you!

Answer:S205: Issues with Bios Recovery

try fn + bhttp://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-S-series-Netbooks/HOWTO-BIOS-recovery-on-S10-2/td-p/176976

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  Hi I've recently installed a new ssd in my s205. I did a fresh install of windows 7 and had issues with the machine freezing on shutdown anf failing to switch off. It appears that has now been fixed with a bios update. I do however still have a probelm with the network card, both wireless and lan. It was working at the very start, when the windows installation asks to connect to the internet however, since i did a windows update, the wireless card stopped working and i can't get it to connect to the internet via ethernet either. I've tried the new driver from ralink and also the fn+f5 feature only picks up bluetooth I saw another post about using ide vs ahci mode but i've no idea what that is. Does anyone have any ideas on any of this? Thanks.  

Answer:S205 network issues wifi and lan

Hello t00farg0ne,
It is sad to know you have issue with your netbook. Kindly update the BIOS and then reinstall the wireless lan and Ethernet driver from lenovo website
 
IDE and AHCI are the hard disk driver, if you are using Windows 7 then there is no need to change the mode of hard disk.
 
If the issue persist then you need to set the BIOS as default and reinstall the Windows.
 
Best Regards,
Tanuj

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hey everyone, I recently upgraded to windows 10 and i have no sound on my laptop.  i updated the driver software through device manager but it said i have the most current driver available, uninstalled and reinstalled the driver from the device manager, and hardware-wise, there doesn't seem to be anything wrong.  when i triy to test the onboard speakers, windows 10 pops up a dialogue box that said "test tone failed."  are there any solutions to this issue?  i can't seem to find any kind of windows 10 sound driver update on the lenovo website. thanks

Answer:lenovo S205 sound issues with windows 10

Hi johnny_boto,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
Try this,
    Open Device Manager (Press Windows key + X) and delect device Manager.
    Uninstall the Audio driver under Sound and gaming controler, Once a pop up message appeared asking to delete driver software for this device place a check box at the bottom of that pop up and continue to uninstall.
     Now Restart the computer and repeat from step one, Reapeat the whole step until the Uninstall pop up does not have any check box anymore,
     Now restart the computer on last time and Install this driver
      
https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles/j8ac21ww.zip
 
If that one failed proceed with this next driver
 
https://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles/au200w81.exe
 
Let me know if this works for you
Regards
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Hi, I have an ideapad S205 with E450 CPU. Everything is fine, except that power management software "forgets" the setting to save the battery (not to charge fully). After while, it sets back to "maximum runtime" setting. This happens with Windows 7 32 and 64bit systems. How could this be fixed? Thanks

Answer:Ideapad s205 power management software problem

Apologies this isn't a solution, but I have just bought an Ideapad S205 & have the same problem. It's very frustrating as it seems to take ages to calibrate. I have tried contacting tech support,but they don't seem to understand the issue....The software version on the download page seems to be an older version of the program I have installed, so i'm reluctant to install it. I guess just remove the power lead when it gets to 50% charged?

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Hi, I am having a lot of issues when connecting my Lenovo ideapad s205 to an external projector (an LCD TV) via VGA cable. Soon after connecting, both screens, laptop's and external monitor, will start flickering, going off and back on again, windows changing from the projector to the laptop screen..  It's quite annoying and it is impossible to work this way. Any suggestions? thank you,Raul.

Answer:Display issues when connecting Ideapad S205 to a projector

Hi
 
Welcome To Lenovo Community
 
We are really sorry to hear about the issue you are facing,  
Based from what i read in your post, seems like issue with the resolution settings
Try by changing the screen resolution and set it to 800x600 to check
Also try updating the display drivers
 
AMD Graphics Driver
 
 
Do give this a try and let us know  
 
 
 
Hope This Helps
Cheers!!!
 
 
 
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 I am having a ton of issues with the on screen brightness display and the brightness controls in general on my windows 7 e545.  The problem seems to happen anytime I open the computer up from sleep mode.  In order to regain brightness control I have to reboot the machine.  I have done a lot of google searching and have updated the bios and hotkey drivers that everyone recommends but this has not helped.  Anyone have any idea? I am still within my 30 day window and am seriously considering sending it back. 

Answer:E545 windows 7 on screen brightness controls and brightness in general do not work...

Anyone?

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Hi
     I have Dell Inspiron13 7000 series laptop.Everything was working fine until 2 weeks back.
Suddenly I wasn't able to use F11/F12 keys to controll brightness.Even if I clicked I wasn't getting the actual brightness bar.I checked some blogs and youtube videos, which helped me and it fixed my issue.
Suddenly after almost a week or so, I am getting another issue.I can scroll up or down the brightness however it doesn't change any brightness level.Right now it is too bright but I can't change it.
Has anyone been facing this issue or resolved this?
Laptop was in perfectly operating condition before.I have been getting these issues recently after regular windows update.

Answer:Dell Screen Brightness Issue - (Fn11/Fn12 works, Able to Scroll Up and Down, but no effect on brightness)

Hi Sulo11,Thanks for posting.Here is some information which helped another user with a similar circumstance: http://dell.to/2wjZvcf

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Additional to my other issue with the display brightness I've got also this question: In battery mode it seems that the display brightness is automaticly adjusted by the lightness of the screen content.For exampe if I start a program with a dark background the display becomes a little bit darker. In contrast, a brighter background makes the screen a little brighter. It isn't that strong like a tap on F7 or F8 - just a little bit. Of course it's a nice feature. But for me who uses a lot of applications at the same time it is a bit annoying. Can someone give me a hint where I can turn that feature off? Didn't find anything in the energy settings. Thomas













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Answer:Display brightness is automaticly set by brightness screen content?

If you have the Intel graphics adapter:http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/T400-T500-and-newer-T-series/T410-screen-brightness-dims-washes-out-on-b...If you have the ATI adapter:Disable Vari-Bright in Catalyst.

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My screen brightness using FN+F11/F12 and also in the advanced power settings slider won't adjust the screen to anything other than brightness and minimum or brightness to 100% when I move the slider.  It shows the percentage moving up and down, but the screen stays 100% until I'm on the lowest setting,  then it goes right to minimum.  I received a bunch of Lenovo updates on the first Wednesday of this month and I've had several issues since then, I tried reverting back to previous drivers, but it made no difference, so I'm back on the latest drivers.

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Hello, I've been looking around but haven't really found a solution to my problem yet.When I normally start-up my laptop (with Windows 7 Ultimate), part of the screen flickers, and the screen even occasionally goes black for short periods of time. My GPU drivers are up do date, and so is Windows. This does not occur in Safe Mode, which leads me to believe it is an issue with the graphics card. When I plug in an external monitor instead of the laptop's monitor, there are no display issues. So the problem occurs only out of safe mode and with the laptop's own monitor. Any ideas ? By the way, i'm about to buy 3 laptops for my small company, and I have to say that i'd be very pleased if Lenovo had a swift reply for me on this forum.

Answer:S205 Screen Flicker

Hello Brachamul, To answer your question, there is nothing wrong with your graphics card since the external display works fine. The problem appears to be with the lcd screen itself. I would contact Lenovo support and schedule a replacement LCD screen for your laptop. It may also be an issue with the internal cable that connects the screen to the motherboard. I hope that helps.





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I have an Ideapad s205 which is just over one year old and has developed a screen problem. The right-hand third of the screen started to appear much lighter than the rest and has deteriorated to the point where it is unusable.  If I take a screenshot or view via an HDMI cable on a TV the appearance is normal....  Any suggestions as to whether it needs a new screen or a dodgy connection etc? And if the screen does need replacing does anyone have a link to online 'how-to' guide please?

Answer:Screen problem on S205

hi neilmac,
 
    Thanks for using Lenovo Community Forums!
 
      Good job on the Screenshot, as that ruled out your Video Graphics/Mobo,
This issue as I see maybe caused by LCD.
 
If you check your Computer's Hardware Maintenance Manual you will find a dis-assembly guide, with that you can either Re-seat the connections or replace parts.
it also has the part list.

You can get those LCDs through some LCD resellers
Be extra careful on replacing parts. wear ESD straps while replacing parts.
 
Hope this helps,
Cheers!!





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Friends, I have one realy anoying problem. Since I buy my Ideapad s205 ( E300, 2GB RAM, 320HDD, HD6310 )i wanted to put Linux, first I tried is PCLinuxOS, but with flickering with generic drivers,then I tried Ubuntu 11.10 x64 also with flickering but after instaling Properietary drivers... with generic it was ok???And for try I instaling Win 7 64bit Ultimte, using drivers from CD, and also get flickering... tryed downloading drivers from internet but without sucess. Only time when I get rid of flickering is when I changed from 32-bit ( True color ) to 16-bit (High colour )So what can I do!? I thik that there is some problem with Mother board or with... RAM? Please take a look on this short video and help me if you can.http://youtu.be/rwZz2_k0kRQ Best regards,Jovica

Answer:S205 screen flickering

Are you able to access RAM and readjust?

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Hi, after changing the boot priority in bios, i tried to boot from an usb memory but the screen is just plain black.The lenovo logo doesn't show up and neither is the background light on. I also tried connecting it to an external display, but without any success.













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Answer:S205 screen completly black

hi t-zerohave you tried to set default settings for bios? also remove if any usb device inserted.

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Hey there. My lenovo s205 was purchased earlier today. Model number is s205 - 1038 4GB RAME300 - 1.3GHz APU + Radeon GFXWindows 7 64 bit Essentially, every so often I get one or more thin lines flickering horizontally on the screen in various different places. I have seen various solutions such as installing AMD Catalyst and uninstalling powerplay (?), but as a new machine I would expect it to work perfectly brand new, and do not fancy messing round with it. I found reducing the resolution helps a small amount, but the lines still flicker occasionally, and I want to use the full resolution. Any ideas will be much appreciated!

Answer:S205 Lines flicker on screen

hi jollyjoe321not sure but it sounds like ram issue. can you check if the rams work fine first?http://www.memtest.org/

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Hello, Have a problem with my S205, Windows 7 updated through windows update and restarted upon restart I am getting The Blue Screen,  I tried to boot in safe mode etc.. But did not help, still got the blue screen I tried windows repair but it failed  I know I had system restore but it can't find it  and even tried to reinstall windows but it ain't happening as the windows version that came with the netbook is asking for a driver which it doesn't have  any thoughts?  













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Answer:S205 Blue Screen of Death

Problem Solved!  The solution was simple. I noticed that the error was caused by lenovo ee boot optimizer  "fbfmon.sys" so my my solution - boot it windows repair tool selected command prompt navigated to windows/system32/drivers/ found "fbfmon.sys"  and simply deleted it  from the command line del fbfmon.sys rebooted the system  windows starts as normal  unistalled lenovo eeboot optimizer  downloaded  eeboot optimizer  from lenovo and reinstalled it  hope this helps others!  and i know what DOS means    

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Hi!I just got my s205. Really loved it from the first moment. However, there are some annoyances, mainly with the screen. Edited: The flickering (analog TV no signal like flickering) problem seems to be solved with latest BIOS (24).So this solved.I experience some screen flicker during Win 8 bootscreen. I guessm I will wait, and if this problem developing, I will make a visit to the service center.Edited: Another problem: HDD makes very loud cracking, or clicking noise 3-4 times a day. ( I use the computer 8-12 hours a day) It's like when you use staples. Really freaking. Any idea?And my screen colors still not to optimal, but I guess I have to live with this, and pump up saturation in vision control center.

Answer:s205 HDD strange clicks and screen fliicker

upSo: flicker kind of solved, new problem: HDD clicks.

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I've upgraded my lenovo s205 to windows 10 officially on past sunday 4th october 2015,Everthing was really fine until today. I left my laptop alone for 30 minutes (with the lid close). When I returned i lift the lid and the laptop shows my mouse pointer "loading".This keep "loading" after 3 hours. If I turn off the laptop holding "power" button and turning on again, the result is the same. Normal boot > windows loading > loading mouse pointer, but no login screen. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-z0YO4_ZL0 What can I do?PS: The laptop has the original Win 7 Starter from factory before it was upgraded to win 10.

Answer:lenovo s205 (win 10) stuck after boot screen

Dear pvera,
 
Welcome in lenovo community,
 
Please try to run system recovery using the Novo button, on the right up corner,
But you will lose oll your data.
 
Please check if it will work or not and feed us back.
 
Regards,
Joseph

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The on screen display CAPS LOCK icon (C:\Program Files\CapsLK OSD\capsosd.   version 1.0.1.0)How do I stop the icon display permanently whilst caps lock is on? I have solved the problem on my Thinkpad (desktop right click/resolution/advanced/on screen display), but not on the S205 ideapad 













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Answer:S205 caps lock on screen display

Hello imp1971 and welcome to community,
 
Kindly uninstall CapsLock App software from program and features.
 
If you want it back then you can download from here
Best Regards,
Tanuj

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I bought this machine 3 days ago, it has randomly switched off twice and now just sits after login at the Welcome screen forever so is basically unuseable (in Safe mode also). I spent a fair bit of time setting up visual studio and a few other things so am pretty annoyed at the hours wasted. I cannot believe these made it out of the factory door. I've programmed PC's since the 80's day in day out so know pc's better than 99.99% of people and have never had a new pc that was so flakey, so soon. My full size acer (refurb) laptop has worked day in day out for 2 years, but I wanted something smaller for the commute. I have 6 other pc's in the house all work perfectly, one of which has been up 24/7 for 4 years. I will return it to amazon for full refund and buy something else, what do others buy when they realise the s205 is unuseable? I will add to the other reviews at amazon slating this hopeless machine. My first and definately last Lenovo machine. No wonder IBM didn't want their name associated with it. Very angry! Breaking News: After 20 minutes it finally entered safe mode!! - saying "You have been logged on with a temporary profile". I guess run a disk check util to see how many bad sectors this NEW pc has - joke!

Answer:New S205 (E450) - Unuseable junk that hangs on welcome screen

hi techyesphoneif you arenot planning to return it immediatly, can you start-up your computer by pressing f8 to load 'last known good configuration' first.if it doesn't help, please, try to perform clean windows installation by pressing one key recover button. i have faced the similar issue before and re-installing the operation system helped me.

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A couple of weeks ago I bought an S205 without OS and installed my own copy of XP on it (SP3). I spent a long time trying to dual boot with Linux but the UEFI system seems to prevent this... I'm not tech enough to understand why, but I gave up trying after a week tearing my hair out. Anyway, XP runs nice and quick now but I have 2 problems with it. 1 - When I put the computer in standby mode it wakes itself up sometimes for no reason. This happens even when there are no applications open. 2 - The screen turns itself off after 1 minute. I have installed Lenovo Power Management, and no matter what the settings are in this, the screen ALWAYS turns itself off after 1 minute. Checked in Windows Power settings, but the Lenovo software seems to override these. Any help or advice much appreciated. Thanks

Answer:S205 XP won't stay on standby, can't adjust screen timeout

Hi, sure to check all settings in L.E.M. and a few Windows ?  This is for Win7 but settings are same for Win XP ..
Lenovo Energy Management
 
regards KK

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Hello, i hope you can help me. Just bought a Lenovo S205 and having the following issue: When a webpage consists of different colours, e.g. ebay, then when scrolling, the screen will go bright and then slowly dim darker to the original brightness wihthin approx. 5 seconds. Same when starting an application: screen goe bright and then slowly dims back to the set brightness. Anyone can help me please? Is this normal? (Overdrive is deactivated, no difference) Thanks you!













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Answer:S205 - screen goes bright and darker when opening applications or scrolling

Hi and welcome,
there is a  Energymanagement  S205 EM 6.0.16 , newer than factory pre-installed available ,  try this one ...
 
by the way did you know that you can choose german section of lenovo community
 
sincerely KalvinKlein

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Question: Brightness issues

Hello,I have an SLI arrangement with 2 GeForce 8800 GT cards.Brightness is not an issue with normal computing.  But when it comes to games like Fallout 3 and Defense Grid: The Awaking, the display is always quite dark.  I've accessed the games' video options of course.  I have also accessed the nVidia Control Panel but to no avail.I am running 1024x768 resolution with 100MHz refresh rate on a ViewSonic P225f monitor.Any suggestions?  Thanks.

Answer:Brightness issues

Stop playing dark games. 

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HiMy Dell Trinitron monitor is quite dark even when you put the brightness and the other one to 100%.Is there any software which can enchance the signal and make it brighter or is there a fix for the problem.The monitor is only three years old though not under waranty.Thanks for any help in advance.Akbar

Answer:Monitor Brightness Software

How old is the monitor?

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very recently i am having this problem with my x201 where i can't seem to change the brightness. I updated the latest display drivers but the problem still persists. there is also a watermark like display on the screen showing the level of brightness. please help.  (win 7, 32 bit).

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Hey Guys, I installed 7 home premium over Vista home premium two days ago. Everything went very smooth except for one thing: ever since the upgrade, I don't seem to have the same amount of control over my screen brightness as I did before. Specifically, there are two issues.  First, before the install, when I would use the function keys to dim the screen, a green icon would appear and the bottom center of my screen showing how far/close I was to one extreme or the other. This is no longer appearing when I use the function keys.  Second, the screen does not get nearly as dim as it once did. I do have some control over it (I noticed some threads were about having no control) but the dimmest setting now is still too bright when working in a dark room. Also, it eats up the battery faster.  I've tried a couple different driver installs with no success. Any suggestions? Anyone else have this problem? Thanks! 













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Answer:Still having brightness issues after 7 install

you haven't installed all the required utilities/software. install system update and let it find the missing ones and install them for you.





----------------------------T400s - 2815RW1 + Win7 Ultimate Don't pm me for help! That's what the forum is for. Also, Google's nicer than me. Ask him.

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Hi, not sure if this is correct section, but here goes.I have a new pc (maybe 2 months old)This morning i booted the pc up. All went fine, then i saw desktop bootup for about 2 seconds before the screen went blank.  I rebooted a few times. Each time i see the desktop for a second or so before it goes black.One thing i noticed after a while. The screen doesn`t actually go black, but in-fact, very very Dark. If i focus really hard i can just about make out my desktop in the background. Not enough to read anything, or control my cursor, but i can definatley make out icons, also when i right click my mouse i can see a faint "square"  where the option window will have opened from right clicking my mouse.I`m presuming its a graphics issue, but i`m not certain. Any ideas?

Answer:Brightness issues after bootup

1) What is new or different since the last time everything worked properly (ie, new hw, new sw, virus, error, etc)?2) What happens when you boot to safe mode?

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Hi everyone, I have a T510 with nvidia nvs 3100m graphic card windows 7 professional 64 bit, for the past few months when I come to windows login screen brightness automatically dims and then after windows open within few seconds brightness is restored. It happens on an intermittent basis. I have updated my BIOS, windows and GPU as well,  but that made no difference. Tried finding a solution for these symptoms online but had no luck. Any help would be appreciated





T510 with Intel i5 [email protected] 2.4Ghz, 4GB RAM, Windows 7 Professional 64 bit. Nvidia NVS 3100M.









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Answer:T510 Brightness Issues

Hello llaksh, welcome to Lenovo forum!
 
Please open up the powermanager (right click on battery icon in task bar)
 
Go to tab "Global Powersetting" choose the menu "Dynamic Brightness Control and uncheck the occasions, when you donīt want a decrease of the screen brightness.
 
Hint: I set it enabled cause it save battery time.

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Some features of the power manager are not working after a bios update (5.90).
The screen's brightness can't be changed in the power manager, nor the menu system at the top. In the power manager, the slider can be moved, but the brightness is not adjusted. Toshiba's menu system seems to crash upon trying to change the brightness with F6-F7 and the slider won't move.

Furthermore, the screen does not turn off after the set amount of minutes in the power manager.

What's going on? How can this be fixed?
Thanks in advance.

Answer:Satellite A100-812: Screen brightness not working & screen turns off after some time

Hi

Some question; why you have updated the BIOS??
Are you sure you have used the right BIOS???

In my opinion you shouldn?t update anything if the notebook runs properly!!!!

However, try to access the BIOS, set the settings to the ?default? and save the settings before you exit the BIOS.
If it does not help I would recommend recover the notebook with the Toshiba recovery CD.

bye

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Hi guys.  I have an Acer Aspire One D257 netbook that's been upgraded to 2gb of ram and a 9-cell battery.I've always been dual-booting 'windows 7 starter x32' (same installation since I got the netbook), and Linux Mint, its been this way for a year and it's been working just fine.  Brightness control seen in both windows and Linux, brightness shortcut (FN+left/right) has also been working in both windows and Linux.Well recently, my screen cracked and I brought my laptop over to a laptop hardware repair store, and they have replaced the screen on my unit.  When I got the laptop back, I immediately noticed two side effects.--- The laptop screen's brightness is stuck at 100% power while it's running on AC power (when the laptop is powered off, the screen stays on at full power, showing a white screen)  This doesn't bother me as much, and I doubt this is a software issue.---  Whenever I boot into my windows, I don't have control over the brightness.  Windows doesn't have the brightness sliders, and the FN shortcuts doesn't change the brightness either.  However when I am in the BIOS, the FN shortcuts allow me to adjust the brightness.  When I'm in my Linux, the FN brightness shortcuts work, and the brightness slider is shown and works.So I'm focusing on the issue #2.  In the case of that issue, I immediately think of it being a driver issue, meaning I should re-install th... Read more

Answer:Netbook screen brightness control stopped working since screen replacement

This driver is likely part of a utility pack for the system, which should also be in the listing of available downloads from Acer.My Toshiba Netbook has the Windows control sliders greyed out and I found that I had to adjust this using the Toshiba Utility instead which gave options for screen brightness under different battery life % and when plugged into wall etc.My guess is that your Acer has a similar tool that has these features and that is why you cant just adjust it from Windows display interface options.The display driver alone will not contain this tool.The strange thing is that, how did this tool get disabled by the  cracked screen and screen replacement. This would be something intentional. Have you contacted the place that serviced your computer to see what they have to say about this issue? Maybe they can fix this for you since they may have disabled it etc.

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On a x201 with clean install of xp sp3 plus all Lenovo drivers upto date [today]; more precisely-thinkpad power management driver 1.64-on screen display 6.60.03-hotkey features patch build 01(00VU01WW) what happens:After having turned off the screen via the hotkey  [fn+f3], when I move the mouse to work again, if I press fn+home/end in order to change the brightness, the on screen pops up ordinarily and the number change as I continue to press the hotkeys but the brightness remains unmodified. However, the hotkey fn+home/end works fine before turning off the screen.

Answer:BUG: Turning off the screen [fn+f3] on x201 disable screen brightness hotkey [fn+home/end]

Hello Okle,
 
As I understand the display brightness cannot be modified.
 
Please update the Power Management software to 1.99o and Hotkey Features Integration version to 3.70.0003
 
If you have Intel HD Graphics then it has to be updated with the version 6.14.10.5384
After having all the updated driver the issue should get resolved.
 
If the issue persist then check you are running updated BIOS version 1.38
 
Best Regards,
Tanuj

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Hello all- I updated the BIOS to 2.26 a while ago and ever since then there's no on-screen indication of caps lock on/off, screen brightness or volume when I change it. Since it seemed to be affected by BIOS, I updated again to 2.27 just now, but the problem persists. Any ideas? Thanks in advance for the help. EDIT: Just fixed my own problem. I needed to update the Hotkeys Feature Integration by downloading the utility thingy from this page. Probably wasn't a BIOS thing after all.













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Answer:T440s: No on screen display of caps lock, volume, screen brightness, etc.

Hi Brightnsalty,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
As per your query we understood that you were facing issue with On Screen Display earlier on ThinkPad T440s.
 
And we glad to hear that the issue has been resolved after installing Hot key feature application.
 
I also suggest you to update Lenovo power management application, if the OS is Windows 7, please update Lenovo Power Manager application.
 
Cheers! 

Hemanth Kumar






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This is really bothering me because I have a few applications which natively have very dark color pallets. When I have an open desktop, which is basically a white wallpaper with a logo on it and the task bar my laptop has the brightness that I want. But then if I bring Sublime Text up and maximize it, Sublime Text has a very dark themed GUI, my screen becomes darker on it's own and I can see thr transition. I have disabled adaptive brightness, I have disabled "Display Power Saving Technology" within the Intel HD Graphics Control Panel (and pretty much everything else in it as well), I have stopped the Adaptive Brightness sensor process, I have uninstalled anything that looked like bloatware or unnecessary-control-panel-ware, and I have updated to the most recent version of the Intel HD drivers. Nothing has resolved this. I'm starting to think the only way to solve this is a fresh OS install and even then I don't know if that will do it. I have literally spent hours trying to figure this out.

Answer:U510 Screen brightness changing based on color of the windows on the screen

After further investigation I don't think it's brightness that is actually being changed but some sort of Automatic Gamma/Hue/Color/Contrast filter that is being implemented and it is basically performing a histogram shrink, making my whites more and more grey depending on how much black is on my screen. I've disabled everything within the Intel HD control panel but I still can't figure out how to stop this from happening. I say this because I tried doing a windows 8 display calibration and when adjusting the Gamma I can move the slider and see a difference but within a second something has automatically adjusted the Gamma and the resulting image I am viewing is always the same. Update: I uninstalled the Intel 4000 drivers, my monitor is currently being run on Microsoft's Generic Display drivers and yet the problem still persists. At least that rules out the Intel drivers. So is it the monitor that was used in the construction of this laptop or another application that is causing me problems. Guess I'll try safe mode. Update 2: Safemode had the problem. Going to make a linux flash drive and try linux see if it does it. Update 3: Got ubuntu on a flash drive and I booted into it only to find that it does the same thing. So either windows and ubuntu are using the exact same drivers or this automatic color correction is built into the hardware and I have absolutely no way of shutting it off. Update 4: Checked inside the BIOS so see if there were any ... Read more

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Hello,

My laptop: Dell Latitude E5550 - 15.6" FHD - Core i5 5300U - Intel HD Graphics 5500 - Windows 7 Pro 64-bit - 8 GB RAM - 500 GB HDD.

Does anybody know what drivers/software is responsible for displaying On Screen Volume and Screen Brightness Indicator (while pressing Fn+F2,F3,...) ?

What I've found so far that the Dell QuickSet may does the work (link to this solution: No Level Indicator When Using Keyboard Audio Volume Controls), but I couldn't find a compatible version of this soft with Dell Latitude E5550.

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I re-installed Windows 7 64-bit on my Thinkpad X201 (3249-2EU).  Let me tell you it runs a million times faster now!  But the problem is I re-installed all drivers and software, and now I cannot adjust the screen brightness or get on-screen display to fully work. There seems to be some conflict between the Hotkey software and the Power Manager/Power Management Driver. After reading forum posts in the W500 and W520 section I tried troubleshooting using their suggestions.  To troubleshoot I tried this:I uninstalled (in order) the display drivers, Power Manager software, power management drivers. I uninstalled Hotkey features and Utility Patch software.  Then, I re-installed power management drivers and Power Manager software.  At this point, I can adjust the screen brightness but there is no on-screen display showing the brightness.After I install the Hotkey software, I can no longer adjust screen brightness.  However, volume changes are displayed on-screen. Any suggestions on how I can adjust screen brightness, see screen brightness on-screen and see volume controls on-screen all at the same time??? Also, not sure if this is a related issue, but the bluetooth indicator light is always on.  I have uninstalled the Bluetooth drivers and changed settings so that it will not accept incoming bluetooth devices.  What gives?

Answer:x201 can't adjust screen brightness or get on-screen display working

Another thing to add: Windows Update keeps trying to do an "important" (i.e., not optional) update to "Thinkpad PM Device" and it keeps failing.  I'm guessing the Power Management (PM) device drivers are corrupted and it won't update now.  I've uninstalled, then re-installed the drivers and this update keeps failing.

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I recently replaced the broken screen in my T450s. The new screen is working beautifully, however it is stuck at maximum brightness. The Lenovo F5 & F6 hotkeys no longer work, and the brightness meter OSD does not appear when they are pressed. I cannot even change the brightness through the Windows display settings. The brightness icon under Power Options is likewise greyed out. I have tried: Rebooting (duh)Reinstalling drivers for integrated Intel 5500 GraphicsUsing Microsoft Basic Display AdapterUpgrading BIOS to latest version I assume this is a BIOS issue rather than a driver issue, but I'm not very savvy when it comes to BIOS tinkering. Suggestions?

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Hi all, I've installed the most updated drivers from system update 4 for my X61t.But still can't get On-screen Brightness indicator, while there are On-screen number / caplock, and On-screen Audio indicator. Please let me know how can I solve the problem.Thanks. - M

Answer:[Solved] Thinkpad X61t - On-screen Audio = Yes, On-screen Brightness = No, Why?

Updates: I found the function key (Fn) not working as in Vista in Windows 7.on-screen brightness is there when I use the tablet shortcut menu and click onto the brightness up and down menu.However, Fn+Home and Fn+End do not trigger any on-screen brightness indicator.How to fix this problem of Function-key related on-screen brightness problem?- M 

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Hi, I've had my X1 Yoga for about two months now, running Windows 10 Enterprise Insider Preview 1607 (build 14915.1000).Prior to joining the Windows 10 Insider Preview program (it took about a week for it to update to the insider preview builds from the official builds), I had severe issues with the brightness control of my OLED screen. I could not turn the brightness up to the higher settings (90-100%), because the screen would become entirely black. Also, somewhere in the range of 75%-95% brightness, the screen would be completely blue, as if no other colors were displayed in the OLED panel.This was of course unusable. Coupled with the automatic display brightness adjustments it gave a really crappy experience, as the brightness could suddenly automatically be turned up really high (into the unusable blue-then-black range), unless the display was set to a really low brightness setting. On several occasions I thought the computer had locked up/died on me after disconnecting it from my OneLink+ dock, only to later realize that I could just lower the brightness to force the display back into actually showing something.  Sometime after getting the first Insider Preview builds, which was also accompanied by some Lenovo updates (unfortunately probably masking what is the real cause of this issue), I noticed I couldn't actually change the display brightness at all anymore. It's stuck! This issue persists, and I have been unable to change the disp... Read more

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I recently upgraded my ATI Radeon HD 4850 to a GTX 560 ti. After swapping out the hardware I removed my old ATI drivers ( with some difficulty. CCC didnt want to go for some reason but after updating to the newest CCC i was able to uninstall ), then I went to the Nvidia website and downloaded new drivers for the 560. I was also forced to buy a new power supply as my old one could not support the new card, I went with a corsair TX 750w because it had extremely good reviews on newegg. Since these changes I have been having an issue where the brightness on my monitor dims when I'm playing certain games and I come to dark areas, or go into the game menus. Ive noticed this on Crysis, Crysis Warhead, Dead Space 2, and Mass Effect 2. Right now I have Crysis Warhead loaded, and I've got it sitting in the "Options""System Settings" menu, under "Graphics" and my brightness is pulsing in and out, slowly getting brighter, then fading (possibly to the game music?). With other games when you enter a dark hallway for example, the screen will fade so dark you can barely see, then come back once you progress farther thru the game. At first I thought this was just an issue with the new video card so i sent i back only to find that wasnt the problem =(. Ive since hooked my computer into my HD LED/LCD TV and the problem seemed gone, so I went and bought an LG w2240, and the problem is back. Im really at a loss here, I've removed all my Nvidia drivers,... Read more

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Okay so I have made a topic on this in the graphics card forum but now I think this needs to be broaden, so every time I exit a game full screen my brightness goes up a lot and usually I have to go to Nvidia Control Panel and have to put it back to my settings and it usually fixes it, problem is it happens almost every time I go into a full screen game, border less windowed however is okay. Anyone have any possible tips for this and its not just me but Nvidia forums have reported this too.

Answer:Brightness issues due to creators update

Brightness Issue after creators update. - - Windows 10 Forums

Look at the above.

But you have been there before.

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I bought a Samsung NP740UU3E-A01UB from Best Buy and so far I am loving it with the exception of the adaptive brightness BS! I have disabled it in the BIOS, Charm menu, Power settings & disabled the sensor monitor setting in the services.msc area. As well as disabled the adaptive contrast enhancement in the Intel Graphics & Media Control Panel. Pulling my hair out with this setting. I would love to get F1 & F2 to be able to control the brightness. As it stands whenever the laptop is in any bright light (outside) the screen dims almost to unusable settings. Is there a specific order for disabling this setting? Over on NBR it seems hit and miss but doing the steps I listed seemed to work for most people.

Any ideas would be very much appreciated. Samsung/MS buried this setting deep!
 

Answer:Windows 8 adaptive brightness issues. Help?

Did you go into control panel and set the comp to high performance, then also "change plan settings", then "change advanced power settings", and disable it there?
 

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Hello,

My display brightness is too bright, and I'm having a hard time finding a way to darken it. I just installed Windows 7 32bit, as well as the latest NVIDIA driver for my NVIDIA GeForce FX 5950 Ultra graphics card, but after checking the NVIDIA site and communicating with their support through e-mail, I've confirmed that there's no NVIDIA Control Panel setting for Brightness when using a GeForce Fx 5 series card with Windows 7. My monitor itself is set to the minimum Brightness, 0, but that's never enough, as my screen is still extremely bright.

I was wondering if anyone knows of some sort of *software* for decreasing the brightness. I tried Googling it, but it seems difficult to pinpoint what I'm after in a search. I've only thus far found one program that, unfortunately, began at the current brightness level and can only go UP, not down.

Thanks!

Answer:Software for darkening the brightness of the display? (Windows 7)

Don't your monitor controls work?Maybe an anti-glare screen is what you are looking forhttp://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywo...sl_7mn9fcvxkg_bhttp://www.google.com/search?q=monitor+ant...lient=firefox-a

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Hello,

My display brightness is too bright, and I'm having a hard time finding a way to darken it. I just installed Windows 7 32bit, as well as the latest NVIDIA driver for my NVIDIA GeForce FX 5950 Ultra graphics card, but after checking the NVIDIA site and communicating with their support through e-mail, I've confirmed that there's no NVIDIA Control Panel setting for Brightness when using a GeForce Fx 5 series card with Windows 7. My monitor itself is set to the minimum Brightness, 0, but that's never enough, as my screen is still extremely bright.

I was wondering if anyone knows of some sort of *software* for decreasing the brightness. I tried Googling it, but it seems difficult to pinpoint what I'm after in a search. I've only thus far found one program that, unfortunately, began at the current brightness level and can only go UP, not down.

Thanks!

Answer:Software for darkening the brightness of the display? (Windows 7)

Make and model of your monitor?
Make and model of the system (if it's a laptop)

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My Satellite A200 screen has become quite dull recently. When it first powers up it is fine; and then it drops back to a dull screen. I have tried adjusting the brightness using FN F7 - but is is already set at the highest brightness.
Does anyone have any idea what may have caused this and how I can rectify it?
I do have a couple of little boys who tend to press random keys with their grubby little fingers sometimes!!! I have also had trouble with this laptop in the past with overheating - so I am hoping that this isn't part of the problem.

Thanking you in advance for your help, Hypnobabe :)

Answer:Satellite A200 - Screen Brightness - Screen 'dull'

Hi,

Does the brightness change if you change the Brightness Setting in the Power Options? (Toshiba Power Saver if you are using XP)

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Are there any plans for HP to upgade the video drivers for this notebook on Windows 10? I know that you guys didn't for Windows 8, so I lost my ability to increase/decrease my brightness...but are there any plans on doing it for Windows 10 ? Thanks.













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Answer:HP ENVY 17t-3200 Brightness issues with Windows 8 and 10

Hi, Please try the alternative solution below: Go to Start Menu > Search and type "Device Manager" and then launch the Device ManagerScroll down to the Display Adapters entry in the device list and expand the option. Right-click on the installed display drivers, and choose Update Driver Software from the context menu.In the ensuing interface menu, choose Browse my computer for driver software.Then choose the option "Let me pick from a list of drivers on my computer"In the next screen, select Microsoft Basic Display Adapter from the list under Show compatible hardware section. Then hit Next to continue.Windows should now install the selected driver and the display driver issue should no longer affect your screen brightness feature. You should now be able to increase or decrease display brightness without any hassles.

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Hello! Well, after formatting my laptop I'm facing some annoying issues. 1) When I change the screen brightness using Fn + Up or Down, the brightness level indicator that shows up doesn't change although the brightness itself does. It's always stuck with two bars no matter if the brightness is on 100% or 0%. And yesterday my Windows installed the Energy Cut software (which I can't find to download myself) but the problem was still there. But the volume indicator changes. 2) I don't know if this is a issue but is kind of annoying. In browsers, we can open a link in a new tab holding Ctrl and clicking on it (the link). But if I click in the link and right after press Ctrl (for example, to change the current tab), it opens the previously clicked link in a new tab. It looks like there is a lag and the computer thinks I'm still clicking on the link (?). As I said, these are some very annoying issues and I'd appreciate any help anyone could give! Sorry for the bad english... Thanks a lot!

Answer:G470 brightness control and keyboard issues

http://consumersupport.lenovo.com/us/en/DriversDownloads/drivers_list.aspx?CategoryID=792128
 
Hi luizlee86 and welcome to the community,
 
Here's your driver page.  Hot Keys are incorporated in the Energy Management program.  Make sure you uninstall any previous versions from Control Panel, Programs and Features first.  
 
I'm not sure what Energy Cut software is.
 
Try your browser keys again after you install Energy Management.  See if they work.
 
Dave 

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I've tried going through the support systems and found only a suggestion to update my power management software, which is the most recent version allready.
 
My issue is that every time the laptop comes out of sleep mode the display is so dark I can hardly see it. This can be corrected if I restart or hibernate the system. Also, I cannot adjust the brightness on my system: plugged in or not, using the Lenovo power manager, the windows power manager, or the Fn keyboard shortcuts. All of these yield no results.
 
Any ideas on what's going on here?
 
Moderator Note; subject eited to better represent theme

Answer:Z575 Sleep - Display Brightness Issues, Help?

Hello, Please do One Key Recovery to restore PC to factory initial state.Let us know the results. Please also provide bios version from cmd ---> msinfo32 , It should be something like 40CN18WW check the number between CN and WW. How to do one key recovery : Shut Down the computer. Find the one key recovery button on keyboard area and press on it. It should be look like this below. Then you will see windows is loading files , after that you will see OKR environment. Choose One Key Recovery and Make Restore Intial Back up . Before doing steps , you should back up your personal data photos documents etc if they are on C Drive. Your D drive will not effected by initial restore you can back up  if you dont have external storage device. Let me know if there is something not clear.   Regards 

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Hi All, Does any have a ready solution for the T400 Brightness issues? I am not able to adjust the brightness. The indicator show the adjustment but the brightness remain unchanged. It is a brand new laptop just bought ytd. My laptop Spec:IBM ThinkPad T400 2765R2A - Processor IntelŪ Core? 2 Duo processor P8700 2.53GHz 1066MHz 3MB- ATI Mobility Radeon 3470 power optimized 256MB - 3 GB PC3-8500 DDR3 SDRAM 1066MHz- 14.1 " WXGA+ TFT with integrated camera 1440x900 - 320GB 5400 HDD - Intel Wireless Wi-Fi Link 5300 - DVD Recordable - Bluetooth Version 2.1 + EDR - Fingerprint Reader - ThinkPad UltraNav - 6 Cell Lithium-Ion Battery- Genuine Windows 7 Pro 32bits 

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Hi,

After having issues with my W7-64 bit HP Envy 15 laptop, I decided to reinstall the OS. Everything went as planned until I installed the win64_153619 graphics driver from the Intel website.

Although the driver installed OK, the control panel interface is now different (now called Intel HD Graphics Control Panel)




There's no longer brightness control. The power options in W7 only has 10 steps for brightness of which are either too bright or too dark. My question is, how can I have more control over brightness? Third party software?

Answer:Brightness Issues - Intel HD Graphics 5500

I don't have this setup, but will on a new Toshiba Laptop with the Intel 5500 graphics that I just ordered. I'm posting to track this thread to see what transpires.

Sorry for hijacking it.

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I bought this PC recently and have been very pleased with it. Adapting to Windows 8 was quick and effortless for me, and I have very few qualms about it.

However, I shut down last night and when I booted up this morning, my display is different than it was before. In fact, it's quite confusion. Some areas are darker than they should be, and other areas are washed out or too light. This points it to being that somehow my contrast has changed - but how? I can find no contrast controls anywhere. There are no buttons my PC for these settings - as this is an all-in-one PC. The brightness slider changes nothing.

Some things look "normal" while other things are just too saturated, too washed out, or too contrasted.

Is there a way to set it back to default? A way to change my contrast? I'm an artist and this change in screen depth is unsettling for me - as in all calibration tests, I can see the difference between shades of black, but white is simply... white. There are no shades of white on this screen, now.

Edit: It's especially anything yellow. There is very little shading between colors of yellow right now. On my color slider, everywhere there's a hint of yellow is just... yellow, with no gradual changes into the next color(s).

Edit again: I improved it only a little by turning the gamma down slightly and playing with color sliders, but it's still far from what it should be. I have no idea what changed my settings or how to get it back exactly as it was.

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Sorry if there are already a few threads for this, but search is not working for me for some reason.

Here's what I need. Pretty simple:

Software that is...

Free (or very, very close to being so)
Allows me to adjust the color saturation, contrast, brightness of an MPEG video and then save the file with newly adjusted settings.

That's it. I don't need a complex piece of software here. That's all I need it for. Yeah, I know how to use Google, but it just keeps leading me in circles. (Mostly to sites for "free" software that actually require paid activation to use.)

Thanks if you can help.
 

Answer:Video Editing Software - Contrast & Brightness Controls?

personally i use adobe premiere, not free but brilliant.

When looking for free software google freeware software type i.e. freeware video editing software. Here is a list of freeware video editing software.

http://tv.isg.si/site/free_video_editing_software_list_for_all_platforms
 

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Good afternoon everyone, The monitor I presently use in an AsusTek, VH198. Although, I have lowered the brightness level to 0, and adjusted the contrast some, the screen still seems to be too bright...especially at night-time.I've briefly looked at a few of the free monitor brightness/dimming control software applications available, but am unsure if they will actually enable me to lower the screen brightness more than what it presently is.My questions:1. Are any of these programs really effective?2. Is there any risk associated with them?3. Any recommendations as to a good one to try?Thank you for your time and any insight!

Answer:Monitor brightness/dimmer control software; Are they safe to use?

Are you using the video card properties or the on-screen display to control your monitor's brightness.

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System: w530 with discrete nvidia set in biosOS: Windows 10 clean installProblem: Whenever the power cord is unplugged, the display dims and/or color characteristics change, which is most visible on white backgrounds such as switching between browser tabs. There were similar problems in windows 7 too, but the lenovo power manager had some settings which used to work for me. There is no (lenovo) power manager for windows 10. I have disabled all adaptive/auto/battery saving features in power management, and yet this happens. My settings for battery are same as they are for A/C. I'm using the maximum performance profile. Most results point to Intel's power saving settings. However, I am using an nvidia card only, and they don't apply. 

Answer:w530 windows 10 + nvidia brightness issues on battery

Did you also remember to disable OS auto-detect for switchable graphics?

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I have an SL400 running Windows 7.  Lenovo System Update is telling me that I need to update my video driver from version 7.15.11.7930 to 8.15.11.8678.  The problem is when I perform this update (I have since rolled back) my screen is very dim and no matter how high I turn the brightness it is a shadow of its former self. Has anyone run into this issue?  Is there something I need to change in the BIOS maybe?  No software options (either through Lenovo Power Manager or Windows) can make my screen vibrant again. Thanks.

Answer:SL400 Nvidia GeForce G 105M brightness issues

new Nvidia BETA driver fixes this problem on my SL500 (Win7 64)http://www.nvidia.com/object/notebook_winvista_win7_x64_195.39_beta.html

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My Ideapad U460 is having problems with the brightness level. It will only switch from the Brightest to Darkest brightness level...meaning it's either too bright or too dim. I've tried switching my power options too but everytime i try to adjust the brightness either by just clicking the "Fn" button to adjust the brightness or changing it on the Control Panel's Brightnes Options by moving the cursor down the brighness scale (it STILL only goes from the lowest to highest in brightness). This is quite frustrating since it goes from being WAY TOO BRIGHT to WAY TOO DARK. Also, I recently had my screen changed because it was malfunctioning. Everything is fine in terms of my memory and just the laptop itself but the brightness issues are becoming unbearable. THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR THE HELP. Below is the reply I received last time. However, I'm not exactly sure how to update the Graphics driver and Bios of my system? Are both updates through the link you provide? Also, how do I know which Graphics Drive to download (I attached the different drivers I see below)? I have Windows 7 on my Ideapad U460. And where do I update the Bios?    REPLY AT 05-01-2012 01:11 AMBrightness control are not working properly, To diagnose, I would suggest you to please update the Graphics driver and also update the Bios of your system from the below mentioned web link. http://consumersupport.lenovo.com/ot/en/driversdownloads/APR_Driver_List.aspx?CategoryID=... Read more

Answer:U460 Brightness Control Issues (Only goes from Brightest to Darkest)

My Ideapad U460 is having problems with the brightness level. It will only switch from the Brightest to Darkest brightness level...meaning it's either too bright or too dim. I've tried switching my power options too but everytime i try to adjust the brightness either by just clicking the "Fn" button to adjust the brightness or changing it on the Control Panel's Brightnes Options by moving the cursor down the brighness scale (it STILL only goes from the lowest to highest in brightness). This is quite frustrating since it goes from being WAY TOO BRIGHT to WAY TOO DARK. Also, I recently had my screen changed because it was malfunctioning. Everything is fine in terms of my memory and just the laptop itself but the brightness issues are becoming unbearable. THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR THE HELP. Below is the reply I received last time. However, I'm not exactly sure how to update the Graphics driver and Bios of my system? Are both updates through the link you provide? Also, how do I know which Graphics Drive to download (I attached the different drivers I see below)? I have Windows 7 on my Ideapad U460. And where do I update the Bios? 

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ON MY DELL INSPIRON E1505: the FN key doesn't work to activate the contrast and brightness shortcut keys on my laptop. This laptop is like 4 years old and barely used so I have no idea where the owners manual is.

Can somebody help?

Thanks

Answer:Contrast and brightness issues dell inspiron e1505

Press <Fn> and the up-arrow key to increase brightness on the integrated display only
http://support.dell.com/support/edoc...m/MD4024MR.pdf

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My Ideapad U460 is having problems with the brightness level. It will only switch from the Brightest to Darkest brightness level...meaning it's either too bright or too dim. I've tried switching my power options too but everytime i try to adjust the brightness either by just clicking the "Fn" button to adjust the brightness or changing it on the Control Panel's Brightnes Options by moving the cursor down the brighness scale (it STILL only goes from the lowest to highest in brightness). This is quite frustrating since it goes from being WAY TOO BRIGHT to WAY TOO DARK. Also, I recently had my screen changed because it was malfunctioning. Everything is fine in terms of my memory and just the laptop itself but the brightness issues are becoming unbearable. THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR THE HELP. Below is the reply I received last time. However, I'm not exactly sure how to update the Graphics driver and Bios of my system? Are both updates through the link you provide? Also, how do I know which Graphics Drive to download (I attached the different drivers I see below)? I have Windows 7 on my Ideapad U460. And where do I update the Bios?    REPLY AT 05-01-2012 01:11 AMBrightness control are not working properly, To diagnose, I would suggest you to please update the Graphics driver and also update the Bios of your system from the below mentioned web link. http://consumersupport.lenovo.com/ot/en/driversdownloads/APR_Driver_List.aspx?CategoryID=632157&... Read more

Answer:U460 Brightness Control Issues (Only goes from Brightest to Darkest)

My Ideapad U460 is having problems with the brightness level. It will only switch from the Brightest to Darkest brightness level...meaning it's either too bright or too dim. I've tried switching my power options too but everytime i try to adjust the brightness either by just clicking the "Fn" button to adjust the brightness or changing it on the Control Panel's Brightnes Options by moving the cursor down the brighness scale (it STILL only goes from the lowest to highest in brightness). This is quite frustrating since it goes from being WAY TOO BRIGHT to WAY TOO DARK. Also, I recently had my screen changed because it was malfunctioning. Everything is fine in terms of my memory and just the laptop itself but the brightness issues are becoming unbearable. THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR THE HELP. Below is the reply I received last time. However, I'm not exactly sure how to update the Graphics driver and Bios of my system? Are both updates through the link you provide? Also, how do I know which Graphics Drive to download (I attached the different drivers I see below)? I have Windows 7 on my Ideapad U460. And where do I update the Bios? 

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The brightness on my screen seems to be permanently stuck on the dim setting. I've tried adjusting the brightness via the settings and using the buttons on the keyboard. I've tried restoring the original brightness settings and restarting my computer. Nothing works. Does anyone know how to fix this? Thanks so much for any help. 

Answer:Brightness adjustment issues with ideapad p400 touch

HiPlease install the intel hd graphics driver from lenovo site. It would fix the problem. Win 8  http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS031547Win 7  http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS032856Regards





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My Ideapad U460 is having problems with the brightness level. It will only switch from the Brightest to Darkest brightness level...meaning it's either too bright or too dim. I've tried switching my power options too but everytime i try to adjust the brightness either by just clicking the "Fn" button to adjust the brightness or changing it on the Control Panel's Brightnes Options by moving the cursor down the brighness scale (it STILL only goes from the lowest to highest in brightness). Please help! This is quite frustrating since it goes from being WAY TOO BRIGHT to WAY TOO DARK. Also, I recently had my screen changed because it was malfunctioning. Everything is fine in terms of my memory and just the laptop itself but the brightness issues are becoming unbearable. THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR THE HELP

Answer:U460 Brightness Control Issues (Only goes from Brightest to Darkest)

Brightness control are not working properly, To diagnose, I would suggest you to please update the Graphics driver and also update the Bios of your system from the below mentioned web link.
 
http://consumersupport.lenovo.com/ot/en/driversdownloads/APR_Driver_List.aspx?CategoryID=632157&OS=0
 
 
After this, please restart the system and check if the issue resolved.
 
 
Thanks & Regards,
Sameer
 





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Hello all --  I recently purchased a Y910 and seem to have a few hardware issues. Out-of-the-box, things worked great, after taking a Windows 10 update, a few things seemed to have changed... I can no longer changed my display brightness. Nor does it auto dim depending on the lighting. I read up on how to fix this, and someone suggested switching to the generic Windows driver. That does solve the issue, however high-resolution and secondary monitors don't work so well.... Also, it would seem my battery is not last terribly long, like an hour and a half tops. Not surprising, if it's doing silly things like running the display at 100%, and potentually other power hungry things, then it's going to drain the battery quickly. Any suggestions? Is there a way to tell if it's on the list for the next Windows update? 

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Hi there! Just registered to get some info about those issues i have with my x201 thinkpad.  MAJOR ISSUES: *)Sometimes the display lowers its brightness level to ~50% (you can see the "steps" just like when you press fn+end), just to become immidiatly after that EXTREMLY bright, you barely can't read written text anymore. After this state, it slowly recovers back to normal (usually full brightness, level 15 i think). Takes about a minute to fully recover.I am not able to reproduce this issue, though it seems that it happens frequently when watching flash videos in fullscreen mode, but it isn't limitet to that at all, if anything. It happens every now and then "when the notebook feels like it".I would call it a major issue, because it really annoys me every time(hey cool, my new notebook's display gonna crash any minute!). *)Pressing fn+f8 seemingly doesnt work at all. In the official lenovo x201 manual this button sequence, like it is imprinted on my keyboard, isn't even descriped. i guess, this combination should stop the fan. I am really eager to get info on that! *)This step goes along with the former one and rather is a question: is it possible to prevent the fan from even starting? when i programm or write papers, i don't need any cpu usage or anything, though still the fan keeps running.  MINOR ISSUES:  *WLAN LED went off and so did my WLAN card. It just went off and needed a restart. Only happened once.*Notebook went in... Read more

Answer:x201: display randomly changes brightness + some other minor issues

the fn+f8 button isnt a picture of a fan its a picture of the trackpoint/touchpad its meant for other model thinkpads which contain both such as the x300/301, the x201 contains only trackpoint so fn+f8 has no function. The display going bright may be a bug or it might just be a setting in your power settings maybe turning off timers would help. As for the suspend thing thats easily to figure out, if its exactly like what i did you either left computer on and it went into into suspend with lid open or u picked suspend from start menu, and it wont respond to the keys. I guess suspend expects the lid to be closed or something which is a problem with the drivers, but the solution to this is that when this happens close the lid and open it again and itll come back. You can test this by going to shut down and selecting sleep and try it out. you do need the fan running, if you can hear it you may want to change some power settings and tweak the computer a bit, disable some services and kill some processes. With my x200 i can get close to 6-7 watts idle 7-8 on word 7-10 on browser. Anything preventing cpu from going into lower power state will cause it to heat up. You may also need to edit power saving profile in power manager. Best thing is to kill as many processes as you can and at about 3k rpm the fan is dead silent so if you can hear it its running over 4k rpms. 

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Until now everything was working perfect. I did a driver update today, which includes the latest display driver, and now I am unable to adjust the brightness. I tried to uninstalled the display and monitor driver but nothing works. Does anyone know how to fix this problem. It looks like it was coming with the latest driver update from today. Thanks in advance

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Hi, On my Edge 15 with Windows 8.1, Brightness is unavailable from Windows. I can adjust brightness with the Fn keys, but it keeps resetting it's default value. Very annoying. There are a lot of drivers, which one should I install to fix this problem? Thanks, Heras

Answer:What driver to install to fix Brightness issues on my Edge 15 with Windows 8.1

Hi Heras2,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
As per the query we understood that you are facing the issue with Brightness on your ThinkPad Edge 15.
 
To resolve the issue please update Display drivers, Hotkey features & power management application.
 
Note: before updating the above application you have to uninstall it first from Control panel ?Program & feature option and after that you have to update.
 
Hope this helps.
 
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar





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Hello all,I've got 2 separate but really annoying issues with my W540 20BH: - display brightness keys not working:when waking up from Hibernation mode, sometimer (really, randomly!) the display brightness keys (Fn+F5/F6) don't work.... either if the display brightness is stuck on max, min or an intermediate level...Do anyone experience this issue? How to solve it? Is there a way to shut down and restart the process which commands the Fn keys? - audio channel commutation gets stuckNormal behaviour of the audio configuration is:1) speaker volume disabled, mic disabled2) when plugging in a 4-pin headset, headset's volume is on, headset's mic is switched on; speaker volume is still disables.3) when unplugging the headset, speakers' volume is still 0 After each boot, the audio channel is at 0, but doesn't commute to the headset when plugged in!I have to open Configuration Panel, realtek properties. With this window open, unplug and re-plug the headset. Now, the volume has its normal behaviour. Do anyone experience this? Have you got a turnaround, or a better way to configure audio channels and evenments, which is able to bypass realtek's manager? Thanks in advanced to everyone!













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Answer:W540 - display brightness and audio output issues

Hi Peon_MI,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
As per your query we understood that you are facing the issue with Brightness and Audio on ThinkPad W540.
 
To resolve the Brightness issue, you have to install all the supporting drivers for that, like Graphic driver, Power manager if it Windows 7 OS and Hotkey feature integrated application.
 
And for Audio related issues uninstall the current driver from control panel ? program & feature option, and update it with latest driver.
 
Below is the link to enter the downloads page and download latest application accordingly, please click on "Select Product" then in "QUICK PATH" enter the MTM no. select the exact model.
 
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/default.page#
 
Hope this helps!
 
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar





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well hello there guys!!

this is my 1st time that i post in this forum and i am frustrated with something.
I have recently restored my windows after a malfunction my laptop had (hardware problem :P)
i have brightness issues and i dont know how to fix it.
can somebody help me?

Answer:Brightness issues after restoring windows DELL laptop

If you have graphics driver installed you can try to figure out it from your keyboard. (It may - hold "Fn" key and press repeatedly "F4" or "F5" or Up/Down Arrow key). You will find the key in your keyboard with brightness sign. Or give the model no your Laptop.

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Hi, I purchased my Lenovo Yoga 710 about 3 weeks ago. My battery life is not very good at all. Right now, it is 81% charged, and says it only has about 3.5 hours left. What gives? Shouldn't I have at least six hours? Also, my fans are running constantly, and my brightness keys don't seem to adjust the brightness. 

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Hi all. I got a Lenovo Ideapad laptop in November or December when my old laptop broke down. It's been working pretty well, but two days ago the brightness control stopped working. You can't use the touchscreen to do it either--the bar slides, but the brightness remains the same. (Fortunately it's an ideal one notch from the top.) Still, I need to fix this. I tried shutting down and restarting a few times, since sometimes you do need to do that to fix things (if videos won't play or the speakers don't work, for instance.) Didn't work. I tried downloading the drivers that came up recommended when I began typing my problem into this site--that didn't do it either. There are other "strangeities" I've noticed that are not nearly as problematic, but that I thought miiight be somehow related...I don't know. When you start the thing up, often there's a little "Plugin Communications has stopped working" box. You click "end program" or whatever, and that's that. No other effects. Every time you open Chrome, it says that Chrome did not shut down properly and offers to restore the previous session. Well, that's kinda nice of it, but the thing is that it DOES shut down properly all the time, so I have no clue why it would say that. Also, since this thing runs Windows 8 (which I do not like, and no one I know likes it...but what am I gonna do?), you have to actually click into your desktop when it turns on. No biggie. However, all of those "app button" thingamajigs that are on that i... Read more

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I updated to Windows 10 when it first was released and I had this issue where I couldn't adjust the brightness. I had this issue before when I updated my computer to windows 8.1, and all I had to do was redownload the driver. I tried doing that, but it didn't work. A friend of mine rolled the driver back to microsoft basic, and I could adjust the brightness, but the programs I was using would crash becuase of this. I thought installing a new driver would fix it, but that didn't do anything to it. I have the most updated driver, but it still won't work. At this point, I really want to put my computer back at Windows 8.1. Does anyone have any idea how to either fix the brightness thing, or uninstall windows 10? 

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Hello everyone, I got my X1 Yoga 2nd gen a couple weeks ago and noticed some issues with the display: 1, When I scroll up and down in Chrome and OneNote, there is sometimes a line quite noticeable on the screen very similar to what you would see in a screen tear of a video game, except the line isn't straight. The shape is like this: +++++            +              +                 +++++++++++++++++++++++                                                                              +                                                                                 + It doesn't happen all the time. I haven't noticed a pattern, but it's frequent enough to be a bit annoying. Has anyone else had similar issues? Should I contact Lenovo to swap the screen? 2. The brightness changes quite randomly while I'm actively using the computer with stable ambient lighting. With the brightness change, the warmth / tone of the colours also changes. I'm using "native" fro... Read more

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I bought this machine about 2 months and I am already having 100 issues already. This is my first Lenovo and I was told that they are known for their durability. I honestly regret about buying this laptop.  First, I had the hardest time fixing the mouse pad sensitivity. Now, I just realized today that my swiping gestures are not working. When you slide you one finger from Right - Left the right side Windows 8 Charm menu shows up but from Left - Right it is suppose to go to the last open Application. That is not happening.  I have check the Edge Swipe options and all that, nothing is working. And I don't want to deal with their customer service.  Second Issue:  All of a sudden the contrast of my screen goes all Dull. Like the color green will start to look like Ocean green, Red will go pink and I have a touch screen in this. Any advice?  Any help would be greatly apprecaited. 

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Question: Screen Brightness

HP OMNI 120 AIO PC -   Model: 120-1111la I Just need to know how to reduce / increase the sceen brightness!  Got to be so easy but I just cant find how, I have spent hours looking, apart from telling me how to do it can someone tell me how I should go about finding it, obviously I am not using the right "logic"! 











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Answer:Screen Brightness

Thanks so much, I wonder what the logic of putting it there is...  From an OS X Geek trying to make sense of Windows!

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I have a Lenovo y560 and the screen brightness juss keeps changing on its own, i try to set it to a brighter settingand it justs lowers itself back down within seconds, the laptop is also running windows 7 64 bit if that could be a cause.
 

Answer:Screen brightness changes on its own?

Your computer's got an ambient light sensor to detect and automatically adjust screen brightness based on surrounding lighting. You'll have to disable the setting. Lenovo has their own energy management program that has a setting for it, but I'd imagine there's something in the Control Panel (maybe Power Options?) that allows you to turn the setting off.
 

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Question: Screen Brightness

When I plug my T61p in, the screen gets a lot brighter than it is when it's just running on battery. I'd like it to be that bright all the time, but in the power settings, I have it set up to have the brightness up all the way when both running on battery and plugged in. Is there another setting I'm not seeing?













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Answer:Screen Brightness

scottmski, welcome to the forum, what you are seeing is a power saving issue when running on battery. If you enter BIOS by pressing F1 at boot and navigate to Config > Display and choose Brightness you can change the setting from Normal to High and you will have the same brightness using battery or AC. This will of course reduce your battery performance. Hope this helps

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I have this weird problem with this tablet that sometimes at boot screen brightness not adjusting to my settings and is ultra bright. When i enter screen options its set to half as i set it before, but screen is still bright like its set to 100% but it isnt, so i once again click to half brightness and screen brightness change to normal brightness correct for 50%. Whats going on? It happens sometimes, once for 4 boots or something.

Answer:Why does my screen brightness say it is at 100?

Which tablet are you having trouble with? (people are not telepathic you know )..

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Question: Screen brightness

I'm stunned I have to post this question. I've never had an issue with this on any other computer. This is a work computer. It just says "ThinkCentre" on it. I couldn't find a model number or anything else listed. The instructions listed on the site don't work for me. I don't have a function key on my keyboard. There is a control key where the function key is on the image they show, and that doesn't work with the home and end keys. (Alt doesn't work either.) No other buttons left.  When I search for 'adjust screen brightness' as the directions state, nothing pops up. I'm amazed something so basic is this difficult. Thanks for any help you can give me. (I'm using Windows 7 Enterprise.)

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Question: Screen Brightness

Hey guys

I have a very small problem here. I had a recent format to my laptop. Assume now that I am working on the battery. Whenever I plug in the AC, screen brightness increases perfectly. No problem here. Now imagine, I put the laptop to sleep or hibernate and I plug in the AC. Whenever the laptop comes from sleep or hibernate, screen brightness stays dimmed. I need to adjust it manually every time.

Did any of you experienced something similar to this one? I checked other posts but most of them are related with not being able to change the brightness manually. Nothing like my problem.

I appreciate any suggestion

Answer:Screen Brightness

[Help] to disable Smartdimmer - LaptopVideo2Go Forums

Try this mans approach.
Check back to see if we need to go any further.

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Hey all,I was playing around on the T61 on my campus book store today as I am interested in purchasing one. The bookstore has the 14inch widescreen model with the WXGA+ screen. Is it just me or is this display horribly dark? This notebook was next to a macbook, and when comparing the two it almost seems as if the thinkpad's backlight is broken or something. Do all you T61 owners out there find that the screen is really badly lit?I cant see anyone using a laptop like this... I feel lucky that I didnt purhcase the laptop without seeing one in real life - how can Lenovo sell such a laptop? (Just so youll know, I did try to increase the brightness using the function key and the brightness-up key, but it was at the max)Just incase there was something wrong with the notebook on display, do any of you out there find that it is really dim?ThanksUshir













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Answer:T61 screen brightness

Most likely the brightness was turned down..... when plugged in, my T61 is actually too bright and is dimmed a bit... but if set to lowest, it can be quite dim - dim enough that it makes it difficult to do work. I doubt anything was physically wrong with that floor model.





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