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How do I adjust the brightness on my Kindle screen

Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: E-Readers
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replied 6 years ago.
Hello, welcome to just answer!

What model of Kindle do you have?
Customer reply replied 6 years ago.
Where do I find the model info?
Andy Mont, Engineer replied 6 years ago.

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which one is it of the three?
when did you buy it?
can you see a key called Fn?
Customer reply replied 6 years ago.
Looks like the middle one. Purchased a few months ago. Don't see fn key
Andy Mont, Engineer replied 6 years ago.
Ok, you have a Kindle 2.

Unfortunately you cannot adjust the brightness. It displays just like a book would, so it does not to harm your eyes for reading much.

You can get a light if you want to read in the dark with the Kindle:
eLuminator2 or Mighty Bright XtraFlex2

Please click the accept button if this answers your question, if not get back to me with a question.
Customer reply replied 6 years ago.
It seems that the brightness was OK at first, now it is not. Could it be defective? Seems like telling someone to purchase a light is not a very good suggestion. Certainly not what you advertise.
Andy Mont, Engineer replied 6 years ago.
ok, in this case the problem is different. If the brightness has changed, then your display unit might be defective.
As you bought it just a few months ago, I would suggest you to contact the Amazon customer care directly to ask the best way to tackle this problem regarding a possible replacement of your Kindle.
You can do this from the Kindle support page.

Anyway, about your concerns about my answer, I told you how in your Kindle it is not possible to change the display's brightness (only thing, you might want to change the text size with the Aa button)