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      How to Adjust Screen Brightness - ThinkCentre, ThinkPad

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      The above symptom is associated with, but not limited to, the following systems:

      • ThinkCentre, ThinkPad

      Operating Systems

      • All Operating Systems


      Method 1: Short cut Key

      1. Press Fn + Home(increase brightness)/End (decrease brightness):

        Fn Key

        Press F6 (increase brightness)/F5 (decrease brightness)
      2. “Brightness” bar will appear on screen as shown  below:

      Method 2: Manual Setting

      Windows 7

      1. Go to Windows start button.
      2. Type “screen brightness” in “Search programs and files” box as circled below:
      3. Choose “Adjust screen brightness”.
      4. A pop-up screen will appear and there will be a “Screen brightness” bar at the bottom of the pop-up :
      5. Adjust screen brightness accordingly:

      Note: Some ThinkPad LCDs will automatically dim when the AC Power is unplugged. This is to save battery power and is normal.

      Windows 8 / 8.1 /10

      1. Click on the Start button, then search for "Display" and select Display settings from the list of results.
      2. Use the slider or turn the automatic adjustment on or off.

      Note: If moving the slider doesn't change the brightness, try updating your display driver.

      Here's how:

      1. Click on the Start button, then search for "Device Manager"
      2. Look for "Monitors" options
      3. Click to expand and right-click on PnP Monitor
      4. Click on Update Driver Software
      5. Select "Browse my computer for driver software"
      6. Then select "Let me pick from a list.."
      7. You will see two drivers listed (Generic PnP and PnP)
      8. Select "Generic PnP Monitor" and click Next to finish the installation process.

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