Dim screen bright pointer!

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I'm curious about a new problem we've had on a Advent laptop, it's
around 3 months old, 1GB ram, windows Vista Home Premium. On starting
up this evening the screen is not as bright as usual (it looks like
it's on battery even though it's showing that it's connected to the
mains). I've read about inverter problems or backlight problems which
almost fit here, however the pointer (mouse pointer/cursor) is still
very bright - i.e. it's really really bright white against the screen.
Does this sound like a setting I'm missing or a hardware problem?


Re: Dim screen bright pointer!

gs typed on Thu, 29 Nov 2007 14:25:37 -0800 (PST):
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I can't see if the pointer is still bright, how it could be a hardware
problem. Well maybe, but I would look at the software first.


Re: Dim screen bright pointer!

Not sure if this will help but it fixed mine...

For anyone running Vista with and ATI card, might notice that after
applying the 7.5 drivers that the screen is duller\dimmer than under
previous drivers.

Under the Catalyst Control Center, under Colors, if you scroll down
there is
an option for Black and White Levels. On Vista, this option is most
set to PC Standard. Setting it to Microsoft MCE standard will restore
brightness of colors.

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