Apple Cinema HD Display Brightness Controls Window 7 64-bit

By | November 4, 2015

I moved into a Unix team around 2008/2009 and at that time I inherited a 30″ Apple Cinema Display (2560×1600), one of the original 30″ displays available. The display was connected to a HP Workstation running RHEL 4 via DVI-D.

After the team re-organized I moved onto the Virtual Infrastructure team and took my Apple Cinema Display with me. Now it was connected to a Lenovo Thinkpad T440 via a HDMI to DVI-D adapter.

One of the issues that I have always had is that there are no external brightness settings for the monitor. It has always been quite dim. Well today I said “Enough is Enough”.

I did some quick googling and found the two links that I would need:

The first link is to the latest Boot Camp drivers. The second link has a post at the end where the guy describes what drivers are needed.

To summarize:

  1. Download the Boot Camp drivers from the first link
  2. Extract the Zip FIle
  3. Run this installer .\bootcamp5.1.5769\BootCamp\Drivers\Apple\AppleDisplayInstaller64.exe
  4. Open a cmd prompt as administrator and run .\bootcamp5.1.5769\BootCamp\Drivers\Apple\BootCamp.msi
    1. Note that installer may load USB drivers that can disconnect your mouse and keyboard. I was on a laptop so I used my laptop keyboard
  5. Reboot
  6. Now you will see a Boot Camp tray Icon and Boot Camp Control Panel to control the brightness






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