Dell laptop problems

  Bike-it 18:33 21 Feb 2009

I recently bought a studio 1737 laptop but today i went to eject a disc by using the soft touch button but it is not working, also there seems to be something up as whenever the laptop is plugged into the mains the screen is always brighter but today it makes no difference wheather it is being used by mains or battery the screen remains the same. icons and text are not as sharp as they should be, help needed please.

  Pineman100 18:44 21 Feb 2009

It's normal for a laptop screen to be dimmer on battery than on mains power. This is done to extend battery life. You can change this behaviour if you want to by going into your computer's power saving options. You should find that there are alternative settings for running on mains power and battery power.

While you're looking at this setting, you may also find that the screen brightness setting on mains power has changed - you could reset it to full brightness.

Most laptops also have a brightness adjustment on the keyboard. Normally this involves holding down the CTRL or the ALT key and hitting one of two keys that have symbols like the sun on them - one with an up arrow and one with a down arrow.

  Pineman100 18:50 21 Feb 2009

forgot about your CD drive.

Have you tried ejecting this from Windows Explorer? Right-click on the drive, then click on Eject.

If that doesn't work, is there any possibility that there's an incorrectly inserted CD jammed in there?

  Bike-it 18:56 21 Feb 2009

The disc will eject from windows explorer,

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