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Old 11-28-2007, 11:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Is there anyway to disable the backlight timeout on a 8830?

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Does anyone know a way to disable the backlight timeout on an 8830? I use my BB to watch videos and find it very annoying to have to continuely push the space bar (or any button) to prevent the screen from turning off and pausing the media player. I have looked in the media player options to no avail and I have only been able to set the timeout to a max of 2 minutes. Even if I could extend the backlight timeout into the hours range would be sweet. If anyone has any suggestions, please let me know.
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Old 11-28-2007, 12:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Sounds like you're having more issues than trying to up your backlight timeout limit.

I too watch movies on my BB 8820 and the backlight never turns off. I've watched everything from a full length movie to 40 minute TV series episodes. Backlight has never turned off on me.

I don't believe there's any way to make the backlight stay on through the OS. I assume there's something built into the media player that keeps the backlight on while viewing video.

I'd first try a batter pull while powered on. When it boots back up, try a video to see if your backlight is still shutting down.

I'd be extremely annoyed if I had to keep pressing buttons on the BB to keep the backlight turned on during a movie!
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Old 11-28-2007, 12:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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My 8830's backlight does not timeout while watching videos or navigating using GPS and Blackberry Maps.

What OS version do you have?
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Old 11-28-2007, 12:28 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I am using v.4.2.2.123 (platform 3.0.0.64)
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There's a newer OS available. See the sticky at the top.
I would try loading it to see if it resolves your issue.
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Old 11-28-2007, 12:42 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Thumbs down Sorry, but you suggestion did not work.

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Sounds like you're having more issues than trying to up your backlight timeout limit.

I too watch movies on my BB 8820 and the backlight never turns off. I've watched everything from a full length movie to 40 minute TV series episodes. Backlight has never turned off on me.

I don't believe there's any way to make the backlight stay on through the OS. I assume there's something built into the media player that keeps the backlight on while viewing video.

I'd first try a batter pull while powered on. When it boots back up, try a video to see if your backlight is still shutting down.

I'd be extremely annoyed if I had to keep pressing buttons on the BB to keep the backlight turned on during a movie!
Tried pulling the battery, but I still have the same problem. Thanks for the reply anyway.
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Old 11-28-2007, 12:47 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Default Sorry for being such a newbie, but what's a sticky?

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There's a newer OS available. See the sticky at the top.
I would try loading it to see if it resolves your issue.
Not sure what you mean by 'the sticky on top'?
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Old 11-28-2007, 01:01 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Default Nevermind, I figured it out.

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There's a newer OS available. See the sticky at the top.
I would try loading it to see if it resolves your issue.
Duh! It was totally obvious after I thought about it. Thanks.
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