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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 (decrees brightness):

        Fn Key

        Press F6 (increase brightness)/F5 (decrees 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: Select the Start button, enter (type) Device Manager, select Device Manager from the list of results, expand Display adapters, right-click (or press and hold) the name of the driver (each manufacturer has a different name), and then select Update Driver Software.

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      • Last Updated :10 May 2016
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