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how do I make the screen brighter

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Initial post: Sep 22, 2010 9:35:31 AM PDT
the screen seems a bit dark. Is it possible to adjust the brightness?

Posted on Sep 22, 2010 9:35:53 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 22, 2010 9:36:11 AM PDT
No, there isn't.

Posted on Sep 22, 2010 9:36:54 AM PDT
Bixillarla says:
Nope it is not a LCD screen and not backlit, no way to increase the brightness. You need to use a light if you can't see it well enough to read.

Posted on Sep 22, 2010 9:46:44 AM PDT
Go outside and read in the sunlight or turn on the lights inside.

Posted on Sep 22, 2010 10:11:50 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 22, 2010 10:13:03 AM PDT
J. B. Cross says:
If it's possible, compare your Kindle with another one.

Many people are surprised at first that the page background isn't a bright white, and so they feel that the page is too dark. But it's also possible that your Kindle actually does have a problem with contrast. The best way to tell is by looking at other Kindles in real life.

From what people have said on these boards, I believe if your Kindle page is unusually dark, you should contact customer service and they may offer to replace it.

However, if you just aren't used to the background color yet, give it some time. Most people find they like the contrast a lot. For what it's worth, the brighter a reading light you use, the lighter the background seems.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 5, 2014 5:42:04 AM PST
judy merkel says:
how do I make screen brighter

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 5, 2014 5:48:32 AM PST
Judy, first of all, you've posted to a long dormant thread. It hasn't been posted to for over 3 years, and most of the info here is outdated.

Secondly, you MUST include which Kindle you are asking about. There are different models, which have differing ways of doing things.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 5, 2014 5:49:42 AM PST
This thread is from 2010, and was talking about eInk kindles; what are you asking about?

Posted on Jan 5, 2014 6:02:01 AM PST
M42 says:
Buy a book reading lamp.
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