dark display

  Myrddyn 19:40 30 Aug 2007

I've recently bought an old compaq lte 5400 laptop. The problem is the display is way too dark. I've used these macines before but never had this problem. I s it a hardware or config problem?

  mr gee 19:43 30 Aug 2007

--could be either. Have you tried adjusting the brightness setting?

  Myrddyn 19:46 30 Aug 2007

It's up full on the switch which is on the lid. Is there a way of altering the brihtness in control panel?

  mrwoowoo 19:56 30 Aug 2007

Is the contrast whacked right up too?
A bit obvious, but you never know.

  Myrddyn 19:19 31 Aug 2007

How do I alter the contrast?

  mrwoowoo 19:32 31 Aug 2007

just noticed that it is a rather old laptop and as such probably won't have a contrast option.

  kimjhon 00:08 01 Sep 2007

You should be able to tweak display by using the prog that comes with the graphics card/chip.
Dont use XP. In 98 I rt click desktop | properties | Advanced on the settings tab

  SANTOS7 00:14 01 Sep 2007

Sounds like backlight or inverter..

click here

the link may help...

  Myrddyn 10:01 01 Sep 2007

I'll try both of these. Thanks.

  Myrddyn 21:14 07 Oct 2007

Changed the inverter. Still the same.

  davidh50 21:48 07 Oct 2007

Try here,

click here

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