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Laptop goes brighter when on battery, dim when plugged in

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    My dads laptop has been having this issue for a bit he says. He was having an error on boot that had an issue with the battery. And his battery couldnt hold a charge so i had him replace it. Thats all gone, but the dimming issue when plugged in is still there. I adjusted the brightness in ATI catalyst control panel but that just changed the white balance more than anything. I cant find a brightness setting in Win XP like I can in windows 7. Suggestions?
     
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    dosen't the laptop have a keyboard combination or buttons that increase the brightness
     
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    What laptop is this?
     
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    fn and one of the F keys should adjust LCD backlight.
     
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    Look in the power saving options ( In control Panel ) you should see it there. You should be able adjust the brightness for when it's pluged in or on battery.
     
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    @AsRock, I couldnt find any brightness settings under power options for plugged in or on battery. I know they're there for vista and 7. Tried googling adjusting the brightness in there and didnt find much.

    He's using a dell inspirion 1501. Ill tell him about the brightness buttons, see what he says.
     
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    Fn and key worked. thanks guys
     
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    Cool glad you solved it. I just have to press the F4\F5 keys.. Mines a 1764

    Here's a pic were i was on about. Just edit the power plan you are using
     

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