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Matrix Leader
04-17-2013, 06:55 AM
I have dim screen disabled, sleep disabled, just turn off monitor after 15 mins.

I don't have Power4GearHybrid installed. just the default plans in Windows 7

My nVIDIA Graphics Driver is version: 9.18.13.1100.02 which is equivalent to 311

I don't know what's the issue here, is it the fact that I didn't install Power4Gear Hybrid or is it the driver and I need to install the latest official driver from nVIDIA?

Pitcher@asus
04-17-2013, 09:11 AM
could you tell more detail what is your correct problem? or post error photo or video.

Matrix Leader
04-17-2013, 09:19 AM
screenshot is not possible since the screen only turns the brightness down to 50% after it the monitor turns off then on if i leave the laptop for 15 mins

I will post the solution when i solve it soon

Matrix Leader
04-17-2013, 08:26 PM
Installed nVIDIA Graphics Driver 9.18.13.1141 and the issue is still there.

The brightness goes down to 5 after the screen goes off after the specified time in power management.

Matrix Leader
04-17-2013, 08:35 PM
Installed Power4Gear Hybrid Utility 1.1.50, same resul.

Last try to fix this, I am downloading the latest nVIDIA driver from the nIVDIA website instead of using the ASUS nVIDIA drivers

Matrix Leader
04-17-2013, 08:46 PM
I installed the latest nVIDIA Graphics Driver 314.22 with the same result!

This is really annoying! the screen brightness goes down to 50% after returning from being off on the specified amount of time set in power options to go off

please inform Asus Tech people to fix this crap!

I hate my laptop

Matrix Leader
04-17-2013, 10:09 PM
I found out the problem!!!

When you install Adobe Photoshop CS6, it installs a file on startup called SwitchBoard.exe

I disabled it from startup and rebooted and now the problem is gone!

I test this twice!

Who could've ever thought!

Please add this solution to your database and let me know how can I work with ASUS I am a professional tweaker and troubleshooter

Matrix Leader
04-17-2013, 10:11 PM
SwitchBoard.exe Error Possible Behaviors:
common SwitchBoard.exe error

Unwanted reduction of PC performance
System freezes
Frequently popped- up SwitchBoard.exe error messages
Constant Blue Screen of Death errors
Annoying system pops- up with obscure information
Disk errors and registry errors