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Turning off backlight to save battery 5 years 11 months ago #532

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Is it possible to turn the back light on the remote off for use during daylight hours or when simply holding the remote for any length of time? Just a way of saving battery life.
I'm pretty sure this question has been asked before but i don't recall seeing an answer.
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Re: Turning off backlight to save battery 5 years 11 months ago #534

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Hi Steve,
Is it possible to turn the back light on the remote off for use during daylight hours or when simply holding the remote for any length of time? Just a way of saving battery life.
This isn't currently configurable, though you'll notice the backlight does turn off on its own after a couple of seconds of inactivity. Definitely something we might consider making configurable in a future firmware release.

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Re: Turning off backlight to save battery 5 years 7 months ago #550

Hi Eddy,

My remote's backlight seems to stay on for long periods of time, even when left unattended. I'm finding myself needing to recharge every 3 days. Is this normal, or do I need to return?

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Re: Turning off backlight to save battery 5 years 7 months ago #551

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Hi,
My remote's backlight seems to stay on for long periods of time, even when left unattended. I'm finding myself needing to recharge every 3 days. Is this normal, or do I need to return?
No, this definitely isn't normal. The backlight should only turn on when you tilt the remote up to activate the microphone, or press one of the buttons.

Presuming you are not leaving the remote tilted when you place it down, it sounds like one of your buttons might be stuck.

Can you check all the buttons, one at a time, and make sure they return correctly to the raised position after you press them? (You might want to do this in a different room, to make sure Media Center doesn't get confused by all the buttn presses).

On the recharge time, this will vary depending on how much you use the remote, especially for voice. I get 1-2 weeks between recharges on my own Amulet, with moderate use each day, but if I'm using it extensively over the weekend, I might only get two days out of it. So this in itself doesn't necessarily suggest you have a faulty unit.

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Re: Turning off backlight to save battery 5 years 7 months ago #553

Thanks for the fast reply, Eddy. No buttons are stuck......it almost seems as if the remote is motion-activated. In a totally horizontal position, the remote will periodically light up and then start to dim as if it is going to turn off, but then gets bright again. There are times where the remote will stay lit for 10 minutes, sometimes more.

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Re: Turning off backlight to save battery 5 years 7 months ago #554

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Hi Tim,
It almost seems as if the remote is motion-activated. In a totally horizontal position, the remote will periodically light up and then start to dim as if it is going to turn off, but then gets bright again. There are times where the remote will stay lit for 10 minutes, sometimes more.
Okay, it sounds as if the accelerometer inside your unit is faulty. Normally, it requires quite significant motion to count as "movement", which in turn re-activates the backlight; it must be producing noisy data.

I'll contact you offline to discuss getting your unit repaired/replaced.

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