My desktop monitor — a 21″ Trinitron from Dell — is VERY BRIGHT. There
are of course little push-button controls on a panel below the screen, which
I have fiddled with till I am blue in the face without effect. The
“Brightness” control is now set at zero, yet the screen is far too bright.
(“Contrast” is at 50 percent.) There are 6 thin bright white lines slanting
The thing is 4 yrs old. I shall be getting a new computer in the spring,
but have to live with this monitor for a few months. The dazzling glow of
the screen is starting to permeate the house like one of those back-lit
apparitions in a Spielberg movie. I’m worried it might be hurting my eyes.
No other controls are visible other than the push-button ones at the front.
I’m out of warranty and don’t have the $300 deal for Dell to answer my phone
calls. I’m on the point of opening up the thing to see if there’s anything
inside I can adjust… but I really wouldn’t know what I was doing. Anybody
got any ideas? Please respond to firstname.lastname@example.org. Bless you.