17" MBPU: Brightness and screen issues

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  1. Pagga macrumors 6502

    Pagga

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    I´m having difficulties managing the brightness and power alternatives on my brand new machine.

    When I try to regulate via brighness buttons on keyboard - up or down - nothing happens to the screen.
    When I go into power options, I can regulate to full brightness by hitting "Reduce brightness when ..." and at the same time pressing keyboard button (f2). But only with this combination will I manage to get to full brightness.

    I first thought the screen was ridiculously dim, but at full brightness it´s ok.
    Compared to my Imac (fall 2008), it is mildly dissapointing though.

    Something is wrong?
     
  2. Pagga thread starter macrumors 6502

    Pagga

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    The strange thing is, I can get to a sort of semi-full brightness.
    But "true" full brightness won´t last me more than a few seconds.

    Anyone with similar experiences?
     
  3. Pagga thread starter macrumors 6502

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    OK, so I went to
    System Preferences -> Displays -> Brightness slider

    Her I can change the brightness permanently. But the keyboards buttons still has no effect ...

    This is very frustrating
     
  4. danny_w macrumors 601

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    Ar the keyboard's brightness buttons on the function keys? You might have to hold the Fn key down to get the Fn buttons to work on a laptop (I don't know).
     
  5. workerbee macrumors member

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    Did you install the OS that came with the MBP? Doing so did wonders here: much better colour, and brightness buttons on the keyboard that actually do something.
     
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  7. Pagga thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I have reinstalled and everything seems to be working great!
    Wow, what a relief ... too expensive machine for anything to be going wrong the first day. I had an almost Widows-like scare.

    Thanks for the above tip!

    cheers,
    P
     

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