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Old 04-18-2006, 02:43 AM   #1
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Default New HP notebook- Help with Screen, please

Hey, just got a new HP notebook. It has amd turion 64, 17 inch screen, radeon 200 graphics card, 100 hard, 1 gig....

anyway, this is my first laptop and when it is fully charged but i unplug it from the wall, the screen is dimmer. Right when i plug it back in, it brightens up! is this normal? is it defective? ... what can i do? thanks
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Old 04-18-2006, 02:45 AM   #2
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That's normal. It's to save power. I think you can adjust the settings so it doesnt do that. Look under your battery options.
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thanks for the reply... um..would that be under the control panel?
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Old 04-18-2006, 03:23 AM   #4
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Well, isn't there an icon on the taskbar? Like when its plugged in, it shows a plug and when its not it shows a battery. Click the battery.
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Old 04-18-2006, 09:54 AM   #5
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Default Re: New HP notebook- Help with Screen, please

Its normal, dimmer = less power. The laptop might have some software that came with it. Search around in your Programs Menu
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Default Re: New HP notebook- Help with Screen, please

Or look in your BIOS for power saving options.
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on your keyboard, as one of the functions there should be a screen dim/screen bright button, for my old HP, and for my samsung it is 'Fn' (function button) and the up and down arrows, thats a normal thing for just about all laptops though... all you need to do is brighten up the screen again
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