Laptop screen fading, losing contrast

August 16, 2010

Just throwing this one out there for anyone else who’s seeing the same weirdness. On my Lenovo ThinkPad X201 (which is amazing,) the screen would lose all contrast; everything on the screen would turn “kinda 16-bit lookin’.” I couldn’t correlate this fading, which would correct itself in a few minutes, to its power source, either.

I finally tracked down a solution:

  1. Right-click on the desktop
  2. Choose “Graphics Properties…”
  3. The Intel Graphics and Media Control Panel opens
  4. Chooose Media
  5. Choose Image Enhancement
  6. and then I forget, but resetting one of the few options in here corrected this problem 🙂