Toshiba 3490CT screen dims slightly while running on batteries.

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I have a Toshiba 3490CT which has been a wonderful notebook to use. The
only concern that I've had is that the screen is slightly dimmer when
running on battery power. Please note that I've already set up a power
profile in Toshiba's Windows XP utility, as well as the BIOS,
specifying that the screen should always be "Super Bright" when running
on batteries. Yet, for some reason when plugged in, the screen is still
slightly brighter than when running on batteries. This is very
frustrating because I would appreciate this extra brightness when using
the computer outdoors or in a well lit cafe.

I don't think that my notebook is faulty in any way. I also had a
3020CT that did the exact same thing when running on batteries. Has
anyone else had experience with this? Does anyone know of a solution,
either official or workaround?

- Cliff

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