Instruments are too dark to be readable

Hi.
On startup the instruments are so dark, that they are impossible to read. Sometimes it helps zooming in and out on the instruments. But during the flght training section in the sim this is extremely annoying. Is there a way to make the instruments brighter by some default setting?

I hope this doesn’t come across wrong, but, did you turn up the dimmer knobs in the aircraft?

Do you mean starting from cold and dark? Battery off, engines off etc?

Use the “flashlight” until you start up or at least turn on you batteries.
*Don’t sit there on battery only for longer than a few minutes, you’ll drain the power and not be able to start the a/c.

Engine(s) already running- Most a/c have overhead lights you can turn on as well as panel flood lights.
Example: TBM has overhead for both seats. I turn on the copilot overhead only because I find the pilots overhead a little too much…personal taste.
Look up to see/find the lights :upside_down_face:

I tried everything. And it is the same in the tutorials where everything is up and running, and you can’t do anything to adjust dim settings etc.

The problem is the same during tutorials that start mid-air or on the runway with the engine running and everything is set to go.

I might be wrong but I think the tutorials are hard coded with limited options avail.
How is it in a normal flight? Can you adjust lighting there?

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Yes - But to no avail. But apparently It is not a problem others have encountered. So perhaps it is more of a hardware issue?

If you have the Working Title mods for the G1000/3000, those remember your last brightness setting. When I finish a night flight, I have to remember to turn them back up when I park, or I’ll be faced with the same issue on my next day flight.

Can you post a pic, so we can see what it looks like?

Hello everyone.

Thank you for all your input. It turns out, that the monitor has some predefined settings. And one of these actually did make the whole thing come to light. It was not something that I notice on day to day use of the computer. But this was critical to the use of the sim.

So in short - This was a hardware issue, and not a program bug. The moderators are free to delete this thread or let it stay in case others run into the same problem :slight_smile:

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