March 2, 2012 at 2:50 pm #213314Caipe87Member
@gader 111042 wrote:
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.
The first thing I did was to reboot, and yeah, that’s the registry value I changed. And the driver IS 188.8.131.520, though I replaced it several times, without any luck.
I noticed that if you disable the device, reboot and stay like that, brightness WILL work, but if you enable it again (800×600 is pretty bad), brightness will change to where it was: The 7th notch. This is driving me insane. I dual boot with 7, but I really hope I ever get brightness fully working again 🙁
Any other ideas would be greatly appreciated.
P.S. Backlight ON/OFF DOES work, but brightness doesn’t.March 4, 2012 at 6:15 pm #213283ArdeXMember
@gader 111027 wrote:
Working also with 184.108.40.2064 – you can find it somewhere on the web x86, x64 also. 😎
Ok, already downloaded this version, then thought better of it…for me, 220.127.116.112 is still working 100%, so this is quite clearly a case of “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”.
I guess there’s a good chance that updating the driver may mess things up again, and I also guess there’s little to gain even if it works, so I’ll just leave things the way they are 🙂
Others who have problems, did you guys try the 18.104.22.1682 version? For my N220 it was the only one that worked, and many others (also using other models) have also had success with 22.214.171.1242. Just wanted to make sure…
EDIT: yes, noticed now that at least Caipe87 tried .1972 too…so no help there 🙁March 26, 2012 at 5:37 pm #213316LuisWRXMember
I have a sammy N150 Plus JP03PT with windows 8 , i tried a lot of intel drivers .1972,2023,2567,2117 not working.
i set 84 in the regedit and driver version .1972 with EDM and nothing.. if i disable the videocard on device manager, works very nice….
any ideas please ?
Sorry for my bad english.May 19, 2012 at 9:46 am #213317HieiJMember
Do somebody has any news about this problem on Windows 8? I’ve got a NB30 netbook and I’m facing exactly the same problem on Win7 (solved with the FeatureTestControl trick) and Win8 (not solved…).
I’m very interested in upgrading when Win8 will be released, but this is a very bad problem for me…
EmanueleJune 19, 2012 at 10:20 am #213318olivier bMember
Hy, I had recently this brightness problem on n150, found this forum and tried the gader registry change. Worked. So thanks.June 30, 2012 at 3:13 pm #213319MarianoRMember
Hey, Thanks for the registry hack fix, i used with the modded drivers. Now I’ve got a solution for bad performance of GMA 3150. I’am a windows 7 user, I installed modded drivers and performance increased a bit, i had to do the registry hack for brightness. Now I tried windows XP drivers running windows 7, and the performance was Much better, 3d mark went from 1500 to 2400, but using the registry hack i can’t fix the problem of brightness, is there another way, or modification to fix it? We could try, thank!
Edit: Here ive got some screenshots. First with XP drivers and then with sherry.
June 26, 2013 at 1:23 pm #213320Chris_NMember
I have the same problem on the N210 plus 64 bit with the brightness set to full and the Function keys do not work except for volume. I tried the registry hack and rebooted but that did not work for me. I have the latest graphics driver from intel 126.96.36.1990. Has anyone succeeded fixing the brightness problem with this machine? Is there another work around to adjust the brightness maybe? Your advice would be appreciated. Kind Regards Chris Update 28 June 2013. Tried installing easy display manager but this still did not help with the brightness problem. It just stayed on the 7th bar. I noticed a problem with the keys instead of qwertyuiop, I was getting numbers for some of the letter keys like qwerty4567. I used system restore to before I installed easy display manager and the problem disappeared. I also got the same problem with the keyboard when I installed Samsung speedup. Restoring to before the install solved the problem. It seems that 32 bit programes that have something to do with the function keys mess up the keyboard on 64 bit Windows 7. Kind Regards ChrisOctober 13, 2013 at 9:24 pm #213299gaderMemberMay 26, 2020 at 3:41 pm #270716chiming9933Participant
Revived my old laptop recently.
I’m very curious how the registry fix is found.
I’m willing to go into technical rabbit hole. 😉
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