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Old 11-01-2006, 02:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The backlight on the my Verizon 8703 dims after about 15 seconds randomly WHILE i am using it. Sometimes it comes back on. I have it at 100% and it dims down to about 50% Anyone have this problem?

Also, I have trouble with the start button on top of the device. Again, anybody else?

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Old 11-01-2006, 03:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Options>Screen/Keyboard

Make sure Automatic Backling is ON, and I have my backlight Timeout set to 1 min
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I have the same thing going on and figure it's some kind of power save mode. Regardless of what auto backlight is set to it happens. Use it, put it down and within 10 seconds the screen dims to about 50 or so. I have the timeout set at 20.

Tried it at 1 min and at around 30 seconds it will dim it. But it will do this while typing or surfing but not all the time.

I have it set to 50 now where it's not so noticeable of a change and if needed hit the top button to brighten it.
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Old 11-01-2006, 05:05 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Well my 8700g does that but its because it detects the light you are in and adjusts to conserve battery life. I actually love it cause in dark areas it dims so its not to bright and in daylight it gets bright so I can see it.
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The backlight on the my Verizon 8703 dims after about 15 seconds randomly WHILE i am using it. Sometimes it comes back on. I have it at 100% and it dims down to about 50% Anyone have this problem?

Also, I have trouble with the start button on top of the device. Again, anybody else?

thanks

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My 8703 does the exact same thing. I just assumed it was a built in battery saving function. I think it has a sensor to judge how much ambient light you have although I could be wrong about that.

It sort of annoyed me at first too but when I began to see how long my battery lasted and realized I don't actually need the backlight at 100% constantly I grew to appreciate it.
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My 8703 does the exact same thing. I just assumed it was a built in battery saving function. I think it has a sensor to judge how much ambient light you have although I could be wrong about that.

It sort of annoyed me at first too but when I began to see how long my battery lasted and realized I don't actually need the backlight at 100% constantly I grew to appreciate it.
this is exactly what is happening, the 8700 series has a built in ambient light sensor that adjusts the screen brightness based on the amount of light around you.. it is a very useful feature i think
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I use and support a fleet of 870x BlackBerrys from multiple carriers. I recently had to configure a user's device to allow the backlight to stay on for the full two minutes in the Screen/Keyboard configuration.

I found that with "Automatic Backlight" turned on, the device still seemed to do whatever it decided relative to timing the backlight. It wasn't until I turned off the "Automatic Backlight" feature that the device began to honor the 2 minute timeout that I desired. It still does however, reduce the light to 50% half-way through whatever time interval I have chosen.

Last week, though, it reverted back to its old behavior. I though that the user might have tinkered with the settings, but it was not the case. All the settings were still intact, but the device acted as though the automatic timeouts were active. I changed the timeout interval, resaved and then put it back on 2 minutes and it now seems to be acting properly (for the time-being). Has anyone else had this type of problem?
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if you want it to come back up to full brightness after it dims, just click the power button on top (don't hold it down, just click it).
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my 8700c does that and 200 of my clients BB's does the same thing.
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My 8703 does the same thing. I just figured that there was something weird about my handset. It used to annoy me but now I am used to it, and like another poster said, I realized that I don't actually need the light at 100% all the time. And if it makes the battery last for as long as it has been I'm all for it!
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Pablohoney is correct.

On the 8700 you should be able to disable the auto-dimming feature by going to screen/keyboard and setting the automatic backlight feature to "off." It should then keep the same screen brightness for the duration of the time you have set.

The ability to disable the auto-dimming was removed from the OS for the Pearls.
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Old 02-28-2007, 08:37 PM   #12 (permalink)
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No real reason for this post other than to *troll* JC....

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