Laptop ran off the battery causes

  Awshum 09:10 07 Dec 2009

the backlight to flicker. Not off and on but just up and down a notch in brightness, just enough to make you feel you need your eyes checked.

I had my wife and daughter watch the screen to confirm it. Any ideas?

Googling suggests faulty battery, faulty connector or a faulty inverter. (I don't know what an inverter does)

  Technotiger 09:36 07 Dec 2009

For your edification click here

  ambra4 10:12 07 Dec 2009

“Just enough to make you feel you need your eyes checked”

Check the power options in control panel most laptop using the battery will reduce the brightness

To save battery life

  Awshum 10:20 07 Dec 2009

ambra4 I've been all over the power settings. It's flickering now whil the cable is in... I think it's the inverter after reading that link from Technotiger.

The laptop is only 5 days old so it's going back for replacement.

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