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Can't adjust screen brightness

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    Windows 7

    Can't adjust screen brightness


    I have a Sony Vaio Y 13" and the screen's brightness cannot be adjusted. The slider doesn't change anything when it is moved. Is there anything I can do or is it just gonna be like that for a while?

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    Is the slider that you access via Win + X
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    I have the same problem on my sony Z. It says its at 100% brightness however moving the slider makes no differance and the screen is so dim you can hardly use it! Sucks as means i cant use the OS.

    Anyone else got a Sony that has worked out how to get around this?
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    Windows 8, x64, DP8102 - Win7 Ultimate x64, Dual Boot


    Are you on AC or battery power?
    You might need to change some power settings.

    Screen Brightness - Adjust in Windows 8


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  5. #5


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    On AC, you can move the slider but the screen just stays dark. Just installed it on my GF's Sony S and it has the same problem, both are core i5 with intel gfx i wonder if its the intel gfx...?
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  6. #6


    Posts : 3
    Windows 7


    I have a Sony Y, and I can't change it regardless of whether it's on A/C or battery. Is it possibly a driver issue or something like that?
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    Course it is.
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    Win 7/8


    I used a program called Desktop Lighter v1.4, have the same issue, for now this worked for me..
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  9. #9


    Attesa,
    With Win7/8 you should never use or need a 3rd party screen brightness control program.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 2
    Win 7/8


    believe me I know, but with Windows 8, have no choice, brightness is at max and can't change, not even with power settings. As far as I know it is a driver issue with Windows 8. :P
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