Why does my system dim and go grey sometimes?

mark Pyles markfpyles at gmail.com
Tue Jan 20 12:40:31 UTC 2009

Hi Norman:

It does dim just a tad when I unplug it from the power supply, but I 
rarely do that unless I'm moving it to another location. The dimming I 
experience is when the computer is having a hard time processing 
something or a webpage or when I have too many things going at one time, 
then it will dim and go grey and I won't be able to do anything until it 
clears itself up. It's very perplexing. Thanks.


norman wrote:
> Out of curiosity, does this dimming happen when working with the battery
> only or when connected to the mains electricity? I ask because I have
> the Dell Inspiron 1525 which I use regularly throughout the day,
> connecting to the mains and, except when I first had the machine, I do
> not experience dimming or fade other thsn when the power management
> setting kicks in. 
> Norman

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