I found this great guide on the net that if you read and follow it thoroughly, it will cure your monitor of darkness. And you get to peak inside and finally see whats that thing you're looking at subconsciously right now is made of. Jokes aside, this guide will help you solve your problem if you've got the contrast and brightness of your monitor set to max and its still dark. But before you go clicking on the link, I would like to warn you in behalf of the Guru3D staff that we are not responsible if you render your monitor useless(that is, if you make a mistake and destroy it) which is unlikely if you're careful. The guide worked for me the first time around and I didn't have a hard time doing it. Let me iterate this warning from the guide: http://22.214.171.124/search?q=cach...om/guide/tweakmonitor/+monitor&hl=en&ie=UTF-8 Now if you've just had a couple of dozen beers or has been awake for more than 24 hours, I suggest you take a rest.