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Notebooks Toshiba screen brightness

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by peteone, 22 Jul 2006.

  1. peteone

    peteone Minimodder

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    Ive just aquired a Toshiba Sat Pro M30 which has a function button to adjust the screen brightness and everytime I switch from mains to battery vice versa it automaticly switches the brightness to the lowest setting. This is obviously some kind of powersave setting but it seems a bit stupid that if Im using it on full brightness with the battery then plug it into the mains it jumps back down to lowest brightness, whats that about? It doesnt sound too bad but does get quite annoying after a while.

    I dont have the factory install disks and Im not 100% sure all the drivers are installed, could this be a driver issue? Ive had a look on the Tosh site and found loads of various drivers but nothing that would have thought related to the screen brightness. Can anyone point me in the right direction or even let me know if this is how Toshiba laptops are supposed to work.

    Cheers.

    Pete.
     
  2. samkiller42

    samkiller42 For i AM Cheesecake!!

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    Hey, i have a toshiba sat pro l20, bought brand new and dont suffer this issue, it could be the powersaving option in the laptop bios or something, i dont recal a setting within windows that adjusts the screen, you may have to put up with this problem, but it would annoy me, try phoning Toshiba or the Company/Person you bought it from, find out if its under warranty or not, hope this helps

    Sam
     
  3. Brooxy

    Brooxy Loser of the Game

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    I have a Toshiba Satallite Pro A100, and it has a piece of software that regulates all the power managment, including screen brightness, fan control and CPU speed.

    The software is called "Toshiba Power Saver." If it's not been formatted, Toshiba have a folder on the laptop, containing all the system files under c:\toolscd.

    Seeing as I don't think ths constitutes warez (if i'm wrong, please inform me otherwise), PM me and i'll try and dig it out & send it to you...

    -Brooxy
     
  4. peteone

    peteone Minimodder

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    Sorry for the late reply on this guys and thanks for the help.

    Brooxy any chance you can dig that software out for me? Ive checked and cant find it anywhere on my machine. Sounds like that may solve the problem. Everytime I reboot it resets the brightness too. What a pain.

    Ive PMed you my email adress, thanks for the help. :thumb:
     
  5. lucidheart

    lucidheart What's a Dremel?

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    Toshiba M30 problems adjusting brightness

    Hi,

    I spilled juice on my keyboard so the Fn+F6 / Fn+F7 key combinations do notwork to adjust screen brightness. I have a USB keyboard but there is no equivalent control.

    I have searched all over the control panel but there are no options I can find to adjust screen brightness, which is what I want to do.

    Is there a driver I can r or utility I can use to change brightness? This is driving me crazy becausee can hardly read the screen.

    Help!
     
  6. Tiger_Joe

    Tiger_Joe What's a Dremel?

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    The solution

    Hi

    I know this thread is old, but I found it while googling for a solution myself. Since I found the solution I want to share it with other desperate people like me. I have Windows XP, but this solution should work for newer versions as well:

    1) Get the "Toshiba Power Saver" software and install it, if not already on your computer. Go to:
    http://web1.toshiba.ca/support/isg/center/en/
    Choose your model and then go to the Tab called "Drivers". A list with drivers is shown. Choose Toshiba Power Saver and install it on your computer.

    2) Go to Control Panel -> Power Options. Under "Power schemes" select TOSHIBA Power Saver and press ok.

    3) Go to Contol Panel -> Toshiba Power Saver. This opens up the dialog box with all the power-related options, like screen brightness, for your Toshiba.

    That's it. Hope it will come in use for someone else.

    /Søren
     

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