Uni MB screen too bright

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  1. iphonesrq macrumors 6502

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    For me the screen is too bight even after dimming it all the way down. Is there a way to make it even dimmer?
     
  2. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    :confused:

    Doesn't dimming it all the way down turn off the screen? Or are you talking about the last one where the screen is still on?
     
  3. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    put some shades on maybe? If its still bright at the lowest setting then something must be wrong.
     
  4. iphonesrq thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yes, i mean all the way down to 1 bar before it shuts off. I had a powerbook before I bought my uni---I do some homework late at nite in my room & it is too bright for my roommates, who never complained before. I too notice how much brighter it is.
     
  5. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    What was your old monitor? A green-on-black Apple IIe type? Oh, and old PB. That's probably faded quite a bit from when it was new just FYI.

    The dimmest is hardly viewable. Sunglasses are your best bet :cool::cool::cool:

    Edit: Tell your roomates to get some shades, lol
     
  6. MedHead macrumors regular

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    The LED display is brighter than the older displays, and as such even on lower settings is going to be brighter.

    There's not a whole lot you can do about it to be honest, just something your room mates are gonna have to live with!
     
  7. HLdan macrumors 603

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  8. emt1 macrumors 65816

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    You aren't supposed to use computers in a pitch black room anyways.
     
  9. JamesGorman macrumors 65816

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    Why not?
     
  10. l.a.rossmann macrumors 65816

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    I agree that they are way too bright.

    It's like a stereo with a special knob so that at 10:00, you're at 90% gain. It makes them more shiny and attractive in stores, but a pain in the ass to use. Form over function, nothing new here.
     
  11. PolySciSurfer macrumors 6502

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    What screen model do you have? Go to...

    System Preferences
    -Displays
    -Color
    -Open Profile
    -#13

    Report Model number here...
     
  12. fireman13 macrumors 6502

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    try blackout. I don't have the link utbit works pretty well for me. It is also a free app.
     
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  14. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    I've noticed that the screen seems a bit too bright when in Windows, even when the Bootcamp brightness OSD shows it as being at 1 bar.
     
  15. PolySciSurfer macrumors 6502

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    Can you report your screen model number? There were reports one model was particularly more bright than the others. I want to see if that's the one you guys have...

    See above for directions on finding your screen number...
     
  16. andalusia macrumors 68030

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    This hasn't been answered, and I also would like to know, why shouldn't you use a laptop in a pitch black room?

    I'm guessing due to eye strain... but I'd like confirmation.
     
  17. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    That's the only "reason".
     
  18. iphonesrq thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Here's a pic....I'm gonna try the link provided in above post to see if it helps.
     

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  19. andalusia macrumors 68030

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    ?... Air Quotes signify something?
     
  20. iphonesrq thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yah prob where someone posted this "I'm guessing due to eye strain"
     
  21. Toofan macrumors member

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    rofl, finally someone else agrees:p
    I've been complaining about this for a month. I see light patches when i close my eyes after using my macbook (same screen model number)
     
  22. iphonesrq thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Go to the link provided, it works great!
     
  23. Insulin Junkie macrumors 65816

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    Really? And I thought my eyes were light-sensitive!
     

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