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Q: Brightness control buttons not working

Hi, I have bought HP g5 245 and have installed windows 7 ultimate 64 bit. I am facing a problem that i am not able to reduce screen brightness using the brightness buttons. The brightness is stuck at the highest level. Please suggest solutions

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I have an HP Elitebook X3U19AV that was given to me from my work.

Brand new out of the box.

Running Windows 10 Education - version 1607
OS Build 14393.1593

Two somewhat similar problems with one little difference.

When I use the F3 and F4 button to try and control brightness nothing happens. I've tried pushing these buttons while holding down the fn key and without holding down that key.

When I use the f5,6 and 7 button to try and control the volume, I can see the system volume display showing up and being affected, but it doesn't change the volume that is actually coming out of my computer. I have noticed this on several websites with sound. I also downloaded Spotify to see if the volume control buttons would work on that and they do not. I have to find the individual volume control within the website or in Spotify and change the sound for just that app or website.

I have followed the suggestion on this website that asked me to run the System File Checker. No luck.

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...777cdcd?auth=1

Any ideas? Thanks!

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I have an HP Elitebook X3U19AV that was given to me from my work.

Brand new out of the box.

Running Windows 10 Education - version 1607
OS Build 14393.1593

Two somewhat similar problems with one little difference.

When I use the F3 and F4 button to try and control brightness nothing happens. I've tried pushing these buttons while holding down the fn key and without holding down that key.

When I use the f5,6 and 7 button to try and control the volume, I can see the system volume display showing up and being affected, but it doesn't change the volume that is actually coming out of my computer. I have noticed this on several websites with sound. I also downloaded Spotify to see if the volume control buttons would work on that and they do not. I have to find the individual volume control within the website or in Spotify and change the sound for just that app or website.

I have followed the suggestion on this website that asked me to run the System File Checker. No luck.

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...777cdcd?auth=1

Any ideas? Thanks!

A:Volume Control and Brightness Buttons Not Working

Press the Windows key+X and choose Device Manager.
Expand Monitor.Right Click and Generic PNP Monitor and Uninstall it.

Right click Any device and choose Scan For Hardware Changes, this will reinstall a fresh driver for the monitor. This returned the Dim function and the F 7 & 8 brightness function to the keyboard.

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hello Im having an issue with my laptop , two days ago i turned it on and i dont know what did i pressed but a dailouge box appeared with two options ( yes\ no ) and i was in a hurry i think i cilcked on yes or maybe no i dont remmber but  since then my brightness keys f2 and f3 and my volume control keys f6 and f7 and f8 none of them are working i tried every single soultion in the internet now the screen is too bright and i cant control it i wish u could help me asap thank you

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I have a hp Envy 15 notebook PC windows 10. my screen brightness control button (F2,F3) don't work now they use to, and I am unable to alter them with the control panel.

A:my screen brightness control buttons don't work

Hi, Can you post back with the full Model No. and Product No. of your notebook - you can usually get this by holding down the fn key and pressing esc, otherwise see Here for a guide on locating this information. Regards, DP-K

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Hi guys,

The following set of exes allow you to map custom buttons on laptops to Windows shortcut commands . Currently supported is : to increase and decrease volume/brightness by a single click . Quick brightness change is great for long gaming or development sessions on the pc !

I have been missing that feature badly.

Also sending shortcuts i.e ALT+TAB is supported.

You need your laptop to have the software that can map the button to the exe.

This is donationware so all help is appreciated.

Coming soon also one-button changing the Nvidia color levels, as this is another thing that has been killing me.
Get it here.

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Hi I have an HP 255 G3 Notebook running Windows 10 64-bit. The brightness buttons (f2 and f3) are not working for brightness adjustments. Nothing happens when the buttons are pressed. The othe buttons are working fine (for example volume adjustment f7 and f8). Any ideas on how I can make the buttons work? Kind regards Joey

A:Brightness buttons not working in Windows 10

I just did clean install after update and my brightness keys are not working either! If there is fix please include me in post, thanks!

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Product: F9H96UAR#ABAModel: 15-g012dx I have had this laptop for about a year and a half and have had issues with the brightness buttons not working before.  Usually I could get them working again by restarting my laptop.   Now my brightness and volume buttons won't work at all even after I restart.  I can get the brightness and volume to change in settings and by clicking the volume button on the bottom right corner of the screen, but pressing the f buttons does nothing.  The only f button that seems to be working is f1 (?).  I have looked on a bunch of forums and there is a wealth of advice regarding installing drivers, rebooting, etc., but many of the links they suggest are out of date and lead nowhere.  Can anyone help me with this?

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So I have two Dell Inspiron (all-in-one) 3030’s that we cannot adjust the brightness on via the buttons on the right hand side. When the issue appeared on the first PC I thought maybe the buttons were broken and since it was out of warranty I simply dimmed the screen via the Intel graphics adapter settings. Fast forward to a few weeks later when another machine (same model) got his with a Crytpo virus and I had to do a clean install and now it too has the same problem. I installed all the drivers from Dells site but now I have two computer computers in where the brightness buttons on the right hand side don’t work. Everything including the BIOS is up to date but that got me wondering….Is there anything special that needs to be installed for those buttons to work specifically? Typically hardware buttons just work.
I would call Dell but they are out of warranty by a few months.

A:Inspiron 3030 all-in-one brightness buttons not working.

I do not see an Inspiron 3030 AIO. Do you mean the Optiplex 3030 AIO? Did you install the Dell On-Screen Display (OSD) Application?

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I was able to adjust the brightness of my screen using the f2+f3 button but suddenly they stopped working and am not able to adjust the brightness of screen from any place neither control panel nor any other option tried some methods but they all failed

A:Screen brightness buttons stopped working

Hi, Try the following. Download the Intel HD Graphics installer on the following link and save it to your Downloads folder. http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp68001-68500/sp68117.exe When done, download and reinstall the Chipset driver on the link below. http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp73501-74000/sp73543.exe When the Chipset reinstallation has completed, do not restart as prompted, instead open your Downloads folder, right click the Intel Graphics installer and select 'Run as Administrator' to start the installation. When this has completed, shutdown the notebook. Unplug the AC Adapter and then remove the battery.  Hold down the Power button for 30 seconds.  Re-insert the battery and plug in the AC Adapter. Start the notebook and let Windows fully load for a few minutes before checking. Regards, DP-K 

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Hello,
The controls (volume, brightness, keyboard brightness, etc) on the F1-F12 buttons are not working.  This is probably a setting issue but my XPS 13 is new and I haven't done much with it except let my kids play with it.  If I want to adjust volume, I have to manually open up the program to adjust it.  It is just getting annoying.  Please help.

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Hi,My brightness control does not work. Fn buttons for brightness control don't work as well. I've tried all methods given on the internet such as updating the driver through device manager, changing the startup application etc. Quite frustrating that I cannot change the brightness settings. However, I realise that after I click on 'Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer', it states that I have two of the same display adapters.  Thanks  

A:Brightness control not working.

I'd suggest removing/deleting them all from device mgr. Then reboot and allow the system to re-install. Jack E/NJ

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Hi,My brightness control does not work. Fn buttons for brightness control don't work as well. I've tried all methods given on the internet such as updating the driver through device manager, changing the startup application etc. Quite frustrating that I cannot change the brightness settings. However, I realise that after I click on 'Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer', it states that I have two of the same display adapters.  Thanks  

A:Brightness control not working.

I'd suggest removing/deleting them all from device mgr. Then reboot and allow the system to re-install. Jack E/NJ

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Hi there.My f2 and f3 controls for brightness are no longer working.My laptop is stuck at dim and I could barely see anything during daytime.I hope you can help me as this is what I use for work.Thank you!

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Dear Team,   We purchased new Notebook HP 240 G4. In which we install windows 7 (64 Bit) we download all the drivers from HP support and also installed. But Brightness key F2 and F3 not working on HP 240 G4.  Please help 

A:Brightness Control Key not working (F2 & F3)

Hi Have you tried the combination of fn + F2 or F3 key at the same time?

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Hello, I have restored my computer a while ago and reinstalled all of the drivers for it but I have come across the problem of not being able to adjust the brightness. There's not even an option to adjust the brightness in the control panel. I have attempted to uninstall the standard VGA graphics adapter and reinstalling the AMD High definition graphics driver but every time I do that the graphics driver fails. I don't know how else to fix the problem.

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In my windows 8 HP laptop, brightness control buttons F2 & F3 suddenly stopped working. How to resolve this issue ?
 

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After installing new Windows7 ultimate OS.Brightness control keys are not working of my laptop.My laptop model is HP RT3290I search for drivers but not find suitable.I  also search for wifi driver but not find suitable.SO please solve my problem. THANKYOU  1  

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The issue is resolvedI would like to know how to get hp splash screenI dont hav it

A:Re: Brightness Control Unavailability and Non Working of Hot...

Welcome back @shrayank!  I moved your post for better exposure because the splash screen not showing up is a separate issue from the original brightness issue you had experienced and resolved. By accepting the solution when the issue is resolved, others will be able to find the steps that work also.   To help computers start faster, on some models the HP splash screen is not displayed during the start up process. In this case,you can try these steps to see if it is possible for you to enable the HP logo screen:Restart the computer.Press F10 repeatedly to enter the system BIOS screen.Select the Boot section using the right arrow key.Select Boot-time Diagnostic Screen using the up and down arrow keys.Press Enter to select boot-time diagnostic.Select Disabled to show the logo screen.Press Enter.Press F10, and then press Enter to save the changes and exit the system BIOSThis should enable the splash screen if it is available to be enabled.  If this reply helped, please use the Accept as Solution button. If you want to give me a virtual high five, please click the Thumbs Up icon below.  Thank you for coming back and seeking another helping hand from the HP Support Forums community! Have a great day! 

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Hi there,

I've got a Satellite Pro R50 - bought just 1 month ago.

Suddenly the Function F3 command to control the brightness has stopped working.

The Brightness can go down with Function F2 but F3 doesn't work

F3 Works in software and the Windows OS to pull up search, but not pulling up the control for brightness.

As such I'm stuck with my brightness down as low as it goes.

I've downloaded the latest Function key driver and installed, so it's not that.

Anyone got any help they can give?

Cheers
Craig

A:Satellite Pro R50 - Brightness F3 control not is working

As temporary solution you can change brightness level in power settings.
I really cannot understand what the problem can be but try to install Toshiba system driver and then Toshiba function key utility again.

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I have recently upgraded from  windows 8.1 to windows 10. After the upgrade i installed all the drivers and tried all the methods given online but they all failed . please help me find the solution to this problem .

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I have the strangest problem... When on battery (and only when on battery) my screen brightness keys (f2, f3) don't work. When I press them, the popup appears in the top left, but it won't move up or down with the keys. Using the touchscreen or a mouse I can drag it and it does indeed adjust the brightness. When plugged in to charge, the keys work as they would normally. I have tried disabling and enabling the "Generic PnP Monitor" device as well as reinstalling graphics and chipset drivers. I also tried changing the power profile and obviously restarting. Any ideas?

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I just bought a yoga 910.  One of the first things I did was upgrade the windows 10 home to windows 10 pro.  Anyway, the screen brightness hot buttons don't seem to be doing anything.  Also, adjusting screen brightness through display settings also doesn't do anything.  Can someone tell me if there is something wrong with my machine or is this caused by windows 10 pro? Thanks

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I have tried each and every steps described before including uninstalling of monitor driver and removal of display adapter and scanning for change in hardwaresBut still i m unable to get the brightness controllAlso provide with the graphics driver for amd r5 m430

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    I'm using Win7 64bit in Inspiron 3542.
   After i resume windows from hibernate, brightness control is not happening using quick keys. Every time i need to go to control panel & change manually. Other quick key functions are working except the brightness control.  The brightness bar stuck like below.

  Even killed quickset process & opened again, nothing useful in it. But when i reboot the system it starts working, and problem starts again when i hibernate.

A:brightness control not working after hibernate

I take it that when you notice this, restarting the notebook corrects the problem every time? I am not suggesting this as a solution(sometimes i would rather see the dentist than have to restart one of my PCs) but I want to make sure that this isn't a hardware issue. 
When you notice the problem with the brightness keys try holding down FN when pressing them and see if there is a change. 
As another test go into Windows and change the power plan and change it to "high performance" before hibernating the notebook. Before resuming plug in the AC adapter and see if you are now able to adjust the brightness, if you are able to then this becomes less of a problem with the function key behavior and an issue with power management. 

TB

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Hi Experts, I am Using HP Pavilion 15-NOO3TXRecently I Updated Windows 10 from Windows 8.1All Drivers are updated Sucessfully.I have Intel Graphics and AMD Radeon HD 8600both are also updated Sucessfully. but F2 and F3 hotkeys are not working for brightness adjustments.when i Unistall AMD Radeon drivers then hot keys are working properly(only with intel graphics)  Please Take a look for my Drivers But in Video Memory it showing only 128MB Dedicated Video Memory   I Installed AMD Drivers using autodetectutility.exe from AMD Website.how can install both AMD Radeon Drivers and brightness hotkey adjysutment. 

A:Brightness Control Hotkeys are not working after windows 10 ...

Which BIOS version is installed? Have you tried the AMD graphics software softpaq from HP? Try the Windows 8.1 version in compatibility mode. Right click the softpaq and click on troubleshoot compatibility.http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp64001-64500/sp64040.exe The following article at the How-to Gee has some info on driver installation.http://www.howtogeek.com/219782/is-windows-10-backwards-compatible-with-your-existing-software/

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My HP Notebook N8M15PA#ACJ Brightness control is not working.When I press buttons it didn't give me response.Kindly, please give me best suggestion. My system info: - Product name: - HP Notebook N8M15PA#ACJMotherboard ID: - 80C1BIOS: - F.21-05/17/2016 Please solve my this issue.

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after I watched movie and shudown my laptop, after an hour I open again, why the brightness is not working even I used the control fuction key.Hope you can hepl me :-( thanks/sajean

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This issue has come up again and again. I have re-installed the System Event Utility driver. It didn't work. I would appreciate any help. Thanks

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MY BRIGTHNESS CONTROL KEYS ARE NOT WORKING AFTER INSTALLING WINDOWS 8 (64 bit)

A:MY BRIGHTNESS CONTROL KEYS ARE NOT WORKING AFTER INSTALLING ...

Have you installed drivers from your Support page? Usually graphics driver effects brightness keys not working.http://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/hp-pavilion-15-n200-notebook-pc-series/6529948/model...

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Hi, I am having some issues regarding my laptop's brightness. Firstly, when I turn my laptop on, the brightness is always on pitch black so I can't see the screen. I have been on to all the settings and put the brightness as max for both when it is plugged into power, and not. And yet each time I switch it on, the brightness isn't on and the screen is completely black. Secondly, my brightness buttons are the wrong way round, so the button I should press to reduce the brightness actually increases it, and the button I should press to increase the brightness actually decreases it.Again I have looked in the settings and can't find anything there to change them - I haven't downloaded or installed anything that should have changed them, I literally use the laptop for microsoft office and the internet.  Please help

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I bought this laptop used with Vista on it and the LCD brightness control wont work. The Brihtness is set at default level which is tolerable but non the less i cannot adjust it brighter or less. I reinstalled Vista and installed XP media center edition and still cannot get the brightness to adjust. I have installed all of the toshiba drivers for this notebook including the recent ACPI bios and hotkey application. I am currently on XP MCE.
If anyone has any ideas to what could be wrong i would glady appreciate it. I have been at this for a few days now and no answers not even from the Toshiba site.

Thanks

A:Brightness Control Hotkey No Working On Toshiba P105

I assume this is the "push the Fn button and another key" thingie? If so, check to ensure that the Fn key works by pressing it and one of the other functions to see if that works.

Then test the key that you use to adjust brightness - without using the Fn key. Does that key also perform it's designated function?

This'll let you determine if it's an error with the keyboard.

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Hi there,
 
I've trawled around and seen that the issue of the F2 and F3 buttons for brightness doesnt actually change the brightness, I get the symbol but no change. 
 
I also have an issue with the Beats scroll wheel which will not allow me to switch it to anti clockwise even when selected on the beats audio software.
 
From the looks of it the brightness issue is an old one and im shocked it's still happening, hopefully someone can give me a straight and easy fix to this, would be great
 
Product name: HP ENVY 17 Notebook PC
Product number: A2Q36EA#ABU
Serial number: [Edited for Personal Information]
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
Thanks for your help in advance!

A:HP Envy 17 Brightness Keys and Volume control not working

Hi C_Evans, Thank you for visiting the HP Support Forums and Welcome. I have read your thread on your HP ENVY 17-3002ea Notebook and brightness issues. Here is a link to change display settings. I would uninstall the keyboard. Restart the computer after uninstalling, it should reinstall automatically. Please let me know how this goes. Thanks.

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Yeah, when I put my lappie to sleep and then wake it up again in the morning, it's usually on a lower birghtness setting and the function keys seems to have stopped working so I either have to reboot or adjust it via Start > Control Panel.

The volume control also fails to show up on the screen, but appears to still work.

Anyone know what I need to to do fix this? Sony Care Centre or something?

A:Fn + F5/F6 Brightness control not working after sleep (Sony Vaio)

Hi there .. You need the Function Key Software Vaio Care ..

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greetings!
I've just got new dell INSPIRON N5050 but I can't set its brightness from Fn key.
is it a hardware issue or software?
sometimes it works and sometimes not.
i have Windows 7 Ultimate x64.

A:Fn+brightness control isn't working in DELL inspiron N505

since you just got it, better off to take it back to the shop and get some servicing.

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Anybody having issues with brightness control on Yoga 920. It was fine until recently. Now when you increase or decrease, brightness bar goes up or down, but no change in the actual brightness. Anybody else having this issue? From windows update, I don't see any recent driver updates.  

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I use this notebook for about 1 year and recently the brightness control was not working after my sister installed acrobat reader. The brightness is automatically set to 100%. F11, F12 has no response. The brightness control page also not working. In addition, the F7 key is not working as well, and the airplane mode is now turn on and I cannot access Internet. I google for a solution and tried to download and reinstall drivers for power management and display card but still failed. Anyone can help? Thanks a lot.  

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I have a Satellite P50-C-11V laptop. I cannot adjust screen brightness using keys or settings. Even the slider in the mobility center does not change the brightness. I can move the slider but nothing changes. This happend 2 or 3 days ago. Before it was woking perfecly. I cannot understand what caused this.

All my drivers are up to date (maybe this is the problem )

A:Satellite P50-C-11V screen brightness control not working anymore

After a few sleepless night i fixed my probem. If you are experiencing the same problem, all you need to do is to go device manager - monitor - teamviewer monitor driver
and uninstall it. Reboot your laptop. That's it.

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hi ,
i'm saikumar few day back i purchased a laptop , its working good but i'm facing a problem.
that is the brightness of the screen is not decreasing or increasing, on the screen it's showing the control icon i.e the brightness of the screen is decreased but not.
i have search on the net and followed some methods also but that are not working, i reinstall the display drivers also but that also not working. please some one help me or guide me. 
my pc details is dell vostro 3568,and running with the windows 10 os   

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Hi ,         We purchased 3 lenovo ideapad 110-15ISK Laptops (ideapad). in that i installed windows 7 professional os. i am trying to incre,decrease screen brightness(fn+f11,fn+f12). but brightness control buttons not working. how to control brighness part.Now brightness is very high. Because of this brightness i am getting eye pain. So Please provide me solution for brightness control. my mail id : [email protected]  Thanks.  

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I installed windows 10 pro x64bit and downloaded all the necessary drivers but the I can't access the brightness control or use the brightness I think this need intel hd driver, which I tried to install but after the installation I get a message "error This computer does not meet the minimum requirements for installing the software."As for the wireless button I'm not sure why.Please Help

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Hello, I have connected an external HD to learn Windows Server 2016. But the display is too bright. The control keys are not helping. Any solution or driver or changes need to be done in the Server 2016 environment? Thank you

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So recently I went to my laptop and I noticed the brightness was low. So I tried to turn it up. It failed.

I tried turning up the brightness through the Control Panel (Create a Power Plan) and it worked. How can I fix the buttons to work?

A:Brightness buttons don't work

Huh, it got fixed magically. I had a battery under my laptop.

So strange how computers can sometimes be, huh?

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I've just acquired this Lenovo G40-70, it came with Linux so I installed Windows 7 Professional 64bits and downloaded all the drivers from the support page for my computer, I've got everything working except for this three buttons: Brightness+/- , and the Airplane button .... what should I do? I've reinstalled all the drivers from your website, and also the last graphics software from intel ... nothing works ...











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A:G40-70 Brightness buttons (F11 and F12) don't work

hi soulzion,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
Please try installing this Software,
Lenovo Energy Management
 
This should provide function to your FN keys.
 
Hope this helps
Solid Cruver
 
 
 
 




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my laptop brightness control control system software is not working so please tell me a link to download a new brightness control software HP G62windows 764 bit 

A:my laptop brightness control control system software is not ...

my lenevo laptop is brightness not working.please solotion me.

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Hi,The combination [fn]+ F5/F6 doesn't work. I can't increase or decrease the brightness of the screen. Neither other combination works. Only the volume shortcut does. How do I fix this? Thanks. Marco

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