Saturday, September 14, 2013

I Got A New Laptop About Two Weeks Ago | Problem Is

I got a HP Pavilion and straight out of the box the fn buttons do not work and I can't find anything online to fix the issue. It would not bother me so much if it were not for the fact that I like to dim my screen at night.

It tend to be a little on the bright side, so I search and found a software solution...


Description [From the website]
Dimmer is a little free application designed to help control the brightness of your computer screen, specially to help reduce the brightness beyond what the hardware alone is capable of. This becomes very useful when you are in total darkness and the minimum brightness from your display is still too much. It can dim LCD, TFT and LED screens. Dimmer will not damage your screen, if anything, it will save the backlight and consequently, energy, by emitting less radiation. To note is the fact that most desktop screens are actually capable of reducing the brightness levels quite low, the same is not true on 95% of portable screens. Dimmer was conceived to work on all versions of Microsoft Windows.

Download Dimmer Here 
Link  comes from the authors site... 


After researching online I found a forum where they suggest pressing F10 at boot to go into the BIOS setup. Well I did just that and for the most part my fn keys work now.. go figure why they would be turned off by default.

How-ever the brightness up and down still does nothing, lol go figure! I'm thinking of following this guide to remapping the fn key to get more use out of it.

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