Just bought new dell laptop need help

  FOEYDO 16:34 17 Feb 2006
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Hi Ive just bought a new Dell laptop. Why is the screen a lot brighter when its run on power supply and dims when it is battery power? How do I adjust the settings so that when it is on battery only it is just as bright please? Thanks

  woodchip 16:40 17 Feb 2006

It's to save battery power. press FN and F6 or F7 for the screen

  wjrt 17:40 17 Feb 2006

on mine press FN and up/down arrow keys
inspiron 6000 month old

  Legolas 18:07 17 Feb 2006

The F keys at the top of the keypad should show on them what they do when pressed in conjunction with the Fn key

  FOEYDO 18:19 17 Feb 2006

Thanks wjrt we got an inspiron 6000 too ru pleased with it?

  Mad Mick 22:27 17 Feb 2006

When you start up the computer you will briefly see a message which tells you which F key to press to go into Dell setup screens. You can alter the settings for battery and mains brightness levels. Set a restore point first.

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