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Brightness issues after restoring windows DELL laptop

  1. #1


    cyprus
    Posts : 15
    windows 8

    Brightness issues after restoring windows DELL laptop


    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?

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  2. #2


    Bangladesh
    Posts : 17
    Windows 8.1 x64 Enterprise


    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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  3. #3


    cyprus
    Posts : 15
    windows 8


    my laptop is Dell Inspiron 5537. also when i plug in the HDMI cable it says no video drivers found.
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  4. #4


    cyprus
    Posts : 15
    windows 8

    what is this mates??


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  5. #5


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by APOEL1986 View Post
    It means you were trying to set up a second screen.
    In your original post the Unavailable you circled with a question was a function that Microsoft had intended to use but never did.

    Have you updated your video drivers?
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  6. #6


    cyprus
    Posts : 15
    windows 8


    i have everything updated... graphics and drivers...i think i am ready to throw my laptop on the wall...

    any solutions?
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  7. #7


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by APOEL1986 View Post
    i have everything updated... graphics and drivers...i think i am ready to throw my laptop on the wall...

    any solutions?
    Don't do that, you may break the wall.

    What was the hardware problem that prompted you to restore the computer?
    Have you updated to Win 8.1 yet and what is the make and model of your graphics adapter?
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  8. #8


    cyprus
    Posts : 15
    windows 8


    the hard disk broke (punched it a bit :P), yes the update is 8.1 and the model is DELL INSPIRON 5537 and the graphics card is Intel HD graphics 4000
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  9. #9


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Is this the site you got the graphics driver from
    https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Sea...11&ProdId=3711

    Try these options, not number one
    Screen Brightness - Adjust in Windows 8
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  10. #10


    Bangladesh
    Posts : 17
    Windows 8.1 x64 Enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by APOEL1986 View Post
    i have everything updated... graphics and drivers...i think i am ready to throw my laptop on the wall...

    any solutions?
    You have graphics driver problem. Dell 5537 may use Intel HD Graphics 4400/AMD Radeon HD 8850M/8870M Drivers. If presently you are using Intel HD Graphics 4400, 1st uninstall it and restart. Then try AMD Radeon HD 8850M and restart. You can also try this thread. Oh yes, don't throw it on the wall.
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