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    Default Brightness set to zero, black display

    Son of a ! Just set my display brightness to zero accidentally. Now the display is totally black!

    Any ideas on how to reset the brightness back up when I can't see the screen?

    xb
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    Hold down the power button till it turns off to reset it? Or go in the closet with the light off and see if you can see enough to fix it

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    Whew, fixed it. If you wipe the glass clean first, while it's locked, you can shine a flashlight at a 45 degree angle onto the screen and see small region.

    And a zero brightness setting cannot be seen in pitch black.

    Xb

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    Quote Originally Posted by xltbob View Post
    Whew, fixed it. If you wipe the glass clean first, while it's locked, you can shine a flashlight at a 45 degree angle onto the screen and see small region.

    And a zero brightness setting cannot be seen in pitch black.

    Xb

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    Glad you sorted it I'll remember not to set mine to 0

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    I was about to say that so what, 0 means no light but I didn't realize that would make it impossible to see anything haha.

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    I would say defect because most Nexus7s don't goto black at the lowest brightness because I use mine at 0 and can still just barely see it in sunlight.
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    The only reason I dropped it to zero is because I do that with my droidx without any problem. But the N7 goes REAL dark!

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    That is NOT normal. I would return it.
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    I think it probably is normal... a lot of people are having this issue.
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    My Nexus 7 doesn't have this issue. Since I use my Nexus 7 mostly around the house I keep the brightness set to 0 most of the time and the display is plenty bright.
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    Agreed. I set mine to zero and I could see it with no problem. That isn't normal.
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    i have a android and a netbook tablet and when i go into a complety dark room no brightness it there what do i do?
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    i did that and i could not see anything what do i do?
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    I had this with friends tablet. No way to view the screen even with torch. Luckily has hdmi output that is not affected. Plug tablet into hd tv and find the menu on screen to bring the brightness back up.

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