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Old 01-31-2006, 10:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Yes I STFA...and nothing there. The ProClip mount rocks (see below) but now the BlueTooth light is REALLY bright at night.

Is there a way to turn it off?

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No. You sleep with BT headset on?
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No. You sleep with BT headset on?
Probably when driving at night............................

Black electrical tape over it.

ASAIK no BT enabled device allows for the BT light to be disabled.
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Yes I STFA...and nothing there. The ProClip mount rocks (see below) but now the BlueTooth light is REALLY bright at night.

Is there a way to turn it off?

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options -> screen/keyboard
LED Coverage Indicator: Off

that should do the trick

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options -> screen/keyboard
LED Coverage Indicator: Off

that should do the trick

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Nope. That turns off the Network Active indicator. You can not shut off the BT blue light special that way.
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that should do the trick

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No, that only turns off the green light. Blue and red will still be operational.
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Probably when driving at night............................

Black electrical tape over it.

ASAIK no BT enabled device allows for the BT light to be disabled.
True, that can be pretty irritating. My Motorola headset was bad that way. Between it flashing and the BB, I felt like I was at KMart. At least Moto's will shut down the blue light after 5 minutes.
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I've complained to BB Reps and Customer Service about this problem. Possibly, it would help if others did do (Hint). This should be an easy software fix in the next update. They just need a user option to have it on or off.
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Black Magic Marker ought to do it too.
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Black Magic Marker ought to do it too.
Kapton tape is a dark brownish, film tape that is relatively see-through. It should substantially darken the BT LED.

Part of the reason the blue LED appears so bright is the colour is the midline of the spectral sensitivity of the human eye in dark-adapted conditions. The Kapton tape will change the colour of the LED whilst still allowing you to see whether the BT is on or off.

FYI - it's worth it to turn off your BT if you're not using it. The BT transmitter uses a surprising amount of current and eats into your standby time.

http://www.kaptontape.com/
http://www.dupont.com/kapton/
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Kapton tape is a dark brownish, film tape that is relatively see-through. It should substantially darken the BT LED.

Part of the reason the blue LED appears so bright is the colour is the midline of the spectral sensitivity of the human eye in dark-adapted conditions. The Kapton tape will change the colour of the LED whilst still allowing you to see whether the BT is on or off.

FYI - it's worth it to turn off your BT if you're not using it. The BT transmitter uses a surprising amount of current and eats into your standby time.

http://www.kaptontape.com/
http://www.dupont.com/kapton/
wow! ask an engineer about changing a light bulb...

and you get 10 minutes on how the thing works!

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Ha, I understand this issue.

I had one for my previous phone that was bluetooth enabled (which I returned to sprint because it sucked the following week) and when driving at night, I kept thinking I was being pulled over. Ha!
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Ha, I understand this issue.

I had one for my previous phone that was bluetooth enabled (which I returned to sprint because it sucked the following week) and when driving at night, I kept thinking I was being pulled over. Ha!
let me guess - that LG PM325...Sprint finally told me to pound sand after I sent my 3rd one back that did not work right.
This is why I am a Cingular customer
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let me guess - that LG PM325...Sprint finally told me to pound sand after I sent my 3rd one back that did not work right.
This is why I am a Cingular customer

You guessed correctly! It was the coolest phone when it came out, then it ended up being the crappiest phone in the world, returned it the next day. The camera bit butt. Ha.
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wow! ask an engineer about changing a light bulb...

and you get 10 minutes on how the thing works!

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True, that can be pretty irritating. My Motorola headset was bad that way. Between it flashing and the BB, I felt like I was at KMart. At least Moto's will shut down the blue light after 5 minutes.
There's a blue light special on AlbertoM...
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You guessed correctly! It was the coolest phone when it came out, then it ended up being the crappiest phone in the world, returned it the next day. The camera bit butt. Ha.
is this really you?

cool!

(OT I know, but still!)
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is this really you?

cool!

(OT I know, but still!)

*lost* Is who really me? Wait, were you talking to me? *still lost*
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*lost* Is who really me? Wait, were you talking to me? *still lost*
the picture in your profile

In forum full of geeks and tweaks (though rreally really helpful) it is unusual to see an attractive women
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the picture in your profile

In forum full of geeks and tweaks (though rreally really helpful) it is unusual to see an attractive women
Ooooh!

Yes, that is me :-D

Thank you for the compliment. And I guaruntee you there are many attractive women here, they are just in hiding ;)
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