I was going through my Google Reader feeds on my browser (which is awesome by the way) and all of a sudden, the backlight dimmed. I don't know why this just happened like this and I'll probably never know. I tried to correct this by going into settings: Menu - Settings - Sound & Display - Brightness For some strange reason, I couldn't select the "Brightness" option though. I thought there might be a problem with my phone. But, then I noticed the option above Brightness: "Disable auto backlight" was unchecked. Why was this unchecked or how did this get unchecked? I'll probably never know. So, I checked this box. Menu - Settings - Sound & Display - Disable auto backlight Make sure "Disable auto backlight" is checked. Once checked, you can now adjust the brightness. My brightness bar was about 25% in from the left. This is probably the default. It's probably not a good idea to have it too bright as this will likely consume more battery power. So, there wasn't a problem with my phone after all. On another note, disabling the auto backlight may save more energy/battery power. Happy Androiding!