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LED Screen looks washed out on T500 w/ Windows 7

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When I first bought my T500 with XP the LED backlit screen was washed out and too bright. No problem, I installed third party DNA video drivers which fixed the problem. Picture quality was better too. But with Windows seven I don't have the option (yet) of using third party drivers as there are none that I know of. The ATI / Lenovo video drivers are rubbish for the ATI Mobility Radeon 3650.

Has anyone had the same experience? Does anyone have a fix for this?

 

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Re: LED Screen looks washed out on T500 w/ Windows 7

Is it only washed out on battery power and on the integrated graphics?
Does the Windows 7 color calibration wizard not produce satisfactory results?
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Re: LED Screen looks washed out on T500 w/ Windows 7

I only use the discrete graphics and rarely ever use battery power.

The Windows 7 color calibration wizard doesn't really help much.

 

 

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Re: LED Screen looks washed out on T500 w/ Windows 7

I'm not sure... The T400's LED WXGA+ screen is fairly good in day to day usage, and it becomes very good for regular non-photo usage after calibrating.

Could you take a picture? It's possible that the screen itself has issues.
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Re: LED Screen looks washed out on T500 w/ Windows 7

If you set it to only use the Dedicated GPU in the bios then you can install the latest Win7 Drivers from ATI. I did.
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