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Screen brightness setting maxed but not bright.

  1. #1


    Posts : 1
    windows 8.1

    Screen brightness setting maxed but not bright.


    Screen brightness setting maxed but not bright.

    Hello everyone, this is my first post regarding technical support ever, thanks in advance for any help provided.

    I have a Lenovo flex 15 laptop that is running windows 8.1.

    As the title stats my screen max brightness had been lowered quite a bit and after messing around with power settings, going to the manufactures website to download another graphics driver, using Google and searching through forums I find myself here wondering what to do next.

    My biggest success/temporary fix came from downloading and installing the lenovo recommended driver for windows 8.1(Intel Extreme Graphics Driver) which restored my screen it its full brightness for about 10 minutes before crushing my hoped by reverting back into darkness, of course I checked the settings again and removed/reinstalled the driver a few times and got similar results each time so I decided to seek out professional assistance if possible.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    It sound like windows is installing an updated driver...

    Go into device manager (find the driver properties and version) and roll back driver.

    another way is to go into system properties and disable driver updates.. then remove the current driver.. Scan for changes, and old driver version should appear

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    Last edited by KYHI; 30 Jan 2015 at 10:03.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello INDO, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Double check to see if you have a Lenovo Power Manager type program installed that could have a setting for this that is overriding what you have set in Windows Power Options.

    Check your Intel settings to see if anything may be set causing this. For example, make sure it's set for maximum performance.

    In addition, make sure that you have Adaptive Brightness turned off.

    Adaptive Brightness - Turn On or Off in Windows 8

    Next, be sure to turn off automatic dim display.

    Dim Display Automatically - Turn On or Off in Windows 8

    Hope this helps for now,
    Shawn
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Screen brightness setting maxed but not bright.
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