August 22, 2011 at 1:42 pm #213304poseidoMember
works for 64bit also!August 28, 2011 at 2:02 am #213305gdc34Member
I bought a NF310 Shark with W7 Starter, but switched to W7 Pro 64bits (thanks to MSDNAA). First problem, Samsung didn’t provide any driver for W7 64 bits (I suppose that they didn’t expect that people will install 64 bits OS on a netbook) so I found the same drivers in 64 bits by looking at the drivers provided for the SF310 (Touchpad + WLAN Broadcom), then I installed the mandatory Samsung Easy Display Manager (32 bits but whatever, that’s a software, not a driver) and the unadjustable brightness problem appeared.
In a first time I decided to install the really last GMA 3150 driver but that didn’t solved the problem… After few researches on Google, I found this solution and it works pretty well! I just had to look for the 64 bits driver (just type “126.96.36.199.1972” in the intel downloadcenter), download the exe, run the exe (there’s no need to uninstall the old driver), say ‘yes’ when they’re asking for confirmation about installing an older driver, and that’s it! Just reboot the computer and, ‘hallelujah!’, the brightness is adjustable.
PS : I’m French, so sorry for the mistakes 😉November 25, 2011 at 3:16 am #213295
Jahief6f, Leonius, apreece501, poseido, gdc34 – Im very glad to hear that. 😀December 11, 2011 at 3:39 am #213306MateyGaGaParticipant
[HTML]Hi. Found this site googling the solution to this problem. It’s still an issue fourteen months later?
Gader’s solve didn’t work for my NP-N150-JA02AU running windows 7 x64 (but thanks anyway)
Ran into a lot of frustration as all the installers for the graphics won’t run because my system does not meet the minumum requirements, they say. It also seems that win7 x64 drivers for the 3150 don’t go back that far so I’m still stuck. Bummer.
In case it helps y’all diagnose, other symptoms include:
Function keys adjust brightness perfectly before the full Win7 starts up – while booting and in BIOS I have total control.
EDM starts up its mini UI every time I start the netbook and it doesn’t go away – perhaps because it’s confused about whether or not it’s plugged into an external source because of similar driver issues?
When using Fn keys, Brightness control appears and can decrease by one notch, which will additionally turn the brightness slider in Win7 power manager all the way down (but won’t turn it back up again and produces no actual change in brightness)
[HTML]December 11, 2011 at 5:10 am #213307MateyGaGaParticipant
What a dunce!
Why did I find it so hard to find version 188.8.131.52.64.1972 at http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=18480&ProdId=3235&lang=eng&OSVersion=&DownloadType=Drivers
That’s the version you need for a 64 bit win7 to work with ArdeX’s solution. Thank you ArdeX
That WebUI still likes to pop up every now and then but it goes away after its timedown so No Problemo.
Anybody actually know if there’s anything we’re missing out on with these older drivers?January 3, 2012 at 8:16 am #213309andyseeMember
@gader, thanks this worked for me, driver version Win7 32 bit build 2230
changed 2 instances of the keyword FeatureTestControl, there was one already set to 84
now my eyes will be able to rest easy at night or early morning 🙂January 3, 2012 at 8:25 am #213310andyseeMember
The Intel site has release notes for each version with fixes, new features and known issues.
You need to go through each version to see what’s been changed.
It would have been nice to have a cumulative change log to browse through.
There was nothing of interest for me between build 1972 and 2230.
build 2038 (i think) noted a known issue with tracker number for the brightnes problem.
Didn’t see a fix for it though !! and couldn’t find where to check it’s status.
Gaders solution seems to be a simple enough registry fix.January 9, 2012 at 3:14 pm #213311set0tesMember
I’ve got the same problem with my N120. Since I’ve installed latest graphic drivers delivered through Samsung Updater, my LCD brightness level was set to maximum. I’m still looking for previous version of gfx drivers which I hope, will solve this problems.
Good luck allJanuary 11, 2012 at 12:15 pm #213308cybersaMember
Download the Easy Display Manage form official website.
It will work.
http://www.samsung.com/hk_en/consumer/computer-peripherals/notebook/netbook/NP-N150-JP0AHK/index.idx?pagetype=prd_detail&tab=support#March 1, 2012 at 1:09 am #213298
Working also with 184.108.40.2064 – you can find it somewhere on the web x86, x64 also. 😎March 1, 2012 at 3:01 pm #213315Caipe87Member
Heya, registered for this. I’m also having trouble fixing this and nothing of these solutions did work for me.
So yesterday I upgraded from my Windows 7 Starter installation to Windows 8 Consumer Preview. My drivers were .2108 before the upgrade, but Windows updated them using drivers found within the disc (.2230). Now, I have reinstalled all sorts of drivers to try to fix this, I reinstalled versions .1972, .2108, .2117, .2230 and even .2567. None working. Reinstalled EDM, no fix. Did the registry fix @gader proposed earlier while on .2230, switched to User Control at BIOS, disabled and enabled the device, update to other versions, installing them using Compatibility Mode for Windows Vista/7, none working. It’s stuck at the 7th mark, like some users posted.
Really, any fix? Would someone try out Windows 8 and see if their brightness works? Mine is stuck at that level…
EDIT: Volume works perfectly, can turn it up and down and both Windows and EDM show that, but brightness in Windows says it’s at 0 mark and you can turn the slider if you want, but it won’t affect anything… As of EDM the brightness always stays at the 7th mark, and there’s no way to turn it up or down even a bit… Please help me 🙁March 2, 2012 at 11:57 am #213297
Can’t help you with Win8.
Have you rebooted after the fix? Without the reboot the fix is not working.
Try to confirm that you edited the correct key ex:
Please post the orginal driver included in Win8. I’m curious what build is it. You can find it here:
If you have more folders thats because you installed more drivers form intel. The orginal Win8 folder will be smallest.March 2, 2012 at 12:03 pm #213312derek10Member
Same issue as Caipe87 Win8 32-bit and Samsung n145 Plus
No way to down the brightness despite trying the registry hack and various Intel drivers, the Windows 8 built in one and the Samsung official one and nothing despite I have two featureTestControl keys found and changed both to 84 but nothing
Any help would be appreciated before reverting back to Win 7, very bad as Windows 8 performs a lot better in my netbook.
The version of the Win8 driver is 220.127.116.110
I really do not understand how the brightness control of Samsung netbooks work, as my father’s laptop which is a Samsung too, but not a netbook, works even without any drivers nor nothing Same as an Asus EeePC 900.March 2, 2012 at 12:54 pm #213313derek10Member
Cool after tinkering with the registry now black screen without backlight after windows 8 boot, Installing windows 7 again.March 2, 2012 at 2:25 pm #213296
I was looking for 18.104.22.16867 driver. This is insaine! The driver number looks like driver for Win7 and DX10 support.
In fact the driver is DX9 ONLY! the igd10umd32.dll is in the package but not used at all, only copied to sys dir.
All the files are marked as 22.214.171.12467 NOT 126.96.36.19967!
Similar situation for 188.8.131.520 184.108.40.2060 driver No-15 files No-14
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