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My screen just went dim

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    windows 8

    My screen just went dim


    I just reset my PC. I was installing things back onto it (firefox, Spotify etc) and all of the sudden the screen went dim. I went to settings and it says "Windows can't adjust the brightness on this display" Any suggestions? Restarting the computer does nothing.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,578
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Spitfirex, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Please fill out your system specs for us to be able to better help you.

    For now, you might see if this may be Adaptive Brightness by turning it off if it is.

    Adaptive Brightness - Turn On or Off in Windows 8

    Hope this helps for now,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Spitfirex, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Please fill out your system specs for us to be able to better help you.

    For now, you might see if this may be Adaptive Brightness by turning it off if it is.

    Adaptive Brightness - Turn On or Off in Windows 8

    Hope this helps for now,
    Shawn
    They are both turned off. I am not sure of all my specs :P But it's a Samsung NP365E5C S05US
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,578
    64-bit Windows 10


    Do you have all of your drivers and Windows Updates installed?

    It sounds like it may be a missing driver causing this.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 3
    windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Do you have all of your drivers and Windows Updates installed?

    It sounds like it may be a missing driver causing this.
    I installed the updates. It worked for about 20 secs, the faded out again. I did a recovery, same thing. I went to power options and did max settings.. nothing.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 22,578
    64-bit Windows 10


    Well, at least we know it's working now. Double check the other settings again for this as well.

    Dim Display Automatically - Turn On or Off in Windows 8
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  7. #7


    Quote Originally Posted by Spitfirex007 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Do you have all of your drivers and Windows Updates installed?

    It sounds like it may be a missing driver causing this.
    I installed the updates. It worked for about 20 secs, the faded out again. I did a recovery, same thing. I went to power options and did max settings.. nothing.
    If you power off the monitor, let it sit for a few seconds, then turn it back on, does the screen brightness stay on for the 20 seconds then go off again?

    If it does it sounds like the backlight in your monitor is going bad.
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    Posts : 148
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64


    As Xunile mentioned, if nothing works on the software side, it may be your monitor going out. If you can, try getting a VGA or HDMI cable and hook it up to a TV or a external monitor and see if the same issue happens, if nothing happens then it's the monitor on your laptop going bad. Hope you find the issue!
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  9. #9


    Posts : 52
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Used this topic for Brightness problems on my laptop thanks! Windows 8 does have a lot of brightness settings and what not.
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