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Back light come back on after shutdown
June 12, 2012
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Ok, I've spoken to Matt (GUI Specialist) about this and he's aware of it and we're going to see what we can do to fix this.

David

June 11, 2012
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I don't like or use the night mode so I always have it set off.

This may be a bug but if you want the light off, set the timer for 15 or 30 seconds then it doesn't matter what setting it reverts to.

"whenever the power button is pressed for the first time after a reboot", do you mean turning the unit off?
Wouldn't you want the light to come on so as to see the screen to turn it off instead of suspend?

When I turn the unit on mine behaves as I described in my last post.

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June 11, 2012
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Hi Phil,

I want the brightness to stay at maximum like you but it reverts to 2/3 when I turn it on sometimes.

How have you got the ‘Night Mode’ set? I have mine set to ‘Auto’. I believe that is the problem as I have just changed it to ‘Off’ and the brightness appear to stay at maximum.

Graham.

June 11, 2012
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This is what I have found is happening.

The unit defaults to the brightness setting for either day or night (whichever you are currently set to) whenever the power button is pressed for the first time after a reboot.

If you have the unit set for brighter than 2/3 on daytime, then it will remember it, but if dimmer, than it will get brighter.

If you hae the unit set for dimmer than 1/2 on nighttime then it will remember dimmer, but if brighter, then it will go back down to the default night setting.

Kind of annoying, but this is what it does. I have reported this to magellan as a bug.

June 11, 2012
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When I have it set for minimum brightness and shut the unit off it will always go to 2/3 brightness when I power the unit on again.
It does not go back to Minimum or change in any way if the backlight timer is off.

If I have the timer set it will stay at minimum until I go to the brightness setting page, then it goes to 2/3 as soon as I'm on the page.

This actually makes sense if you think about it, what good is a unit you can't read when you turn it on?

But if you have the light set to be off why would you set the timer to put it off?
So it will stay off when powering up until you change the setting, that's why.

For myself this is not an issue, I always have it set for max, the timer set for 30 seconds and I never have an issue with the light using too much power.

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June 11, 2012
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Hi David,

I find the unit defaults to 2/3 brightness but I can’t find the sequence that causes it to happen. I can power the unit off and on and the brightness setting does not change. But other times I turn it on only to discover the brightness has defaulted to 2/3 again.

Graham.

June 11, 2012
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One really strange thing with this, though, is that if you press the power button it does default back to 2/3 brightness and it shouldn't; but everything else works as it should.

David

June 11, 2012
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Are you running the newest firmware? I just checked this out on my eX610 and it works fine. I did a quick tap on the power button and adjusted the backlight to the mininum (off) and then clicked out of the screen followed by a power down. When I restarted the unit the back light came on for just a couple of seconds and then went back to the off settings to which I had set it.

David

June 10, 2012
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phild31 wrote:

pcaple wrote:

phild31 wrote:

Default is on, try setting the back light timer.

I always have my back light timer set to off after 30 seconds.
That way it's never on unless I want it on.

The light comes on by touching the screen or any button, then it's off after 30 seconds.

Thanks...but I want it to stay off always.

It looks like you're out of luck, there is no hard 'off', just minimum.
By default when it restarts, for any reason, the light will go to about 3/4 brightness.
The best you're going to get is to set the timer for 15 seconds.
At least that way it will turn itself off.

Thanks...will try the 15 seconds.

June 10, 2012
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pcaple wrote:

phild31 wrote:

Default is on, try setting the back light timer.

I always have my back light timer set to off after 30 seconds.
That way it's never on unless I want it on.

The light comes on by touching the screen or any button, then it's off after 30 seconds.

Thanks...but I want it to stay off always.

It looks like you're out of luck, there is no hard 'off', just minimum.
By default when it restarts, for any reason, the light will go to about 3/4 brightness.
The best you're going to get is to set the timer for 15 seconds.
At least that way it will turn itself off.

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June 10, 2012
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Sorceress wrote:

pcaple wrote:

No matter how many time I turn the back light to off...it always come back on after restart. Any way to fix this? It causes battery drain in the field. Seems my 610 randomly restarts to "improve performance" and the light is back on again...I sometimes don't notice it in bright sunlight.

A random restart on the 610 has never happened on my units. Am I missing something? This must be different than a power off.

Can someone please enlighten me on this subject?

Thanks,

-S-

After a while when hiking...I assume the data needs to be saved and maybe a refresh by restarting empties cache or a buffer or who knows what...but it always states "for improved performance" when it restarts."

June 10, 2012
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phild31 wrote:

Default is on, try setting the back light timer.

I always have my back light timer set to off after 30 seconds.
That way it's never on unless I want it on.

The light comes on by touching the screen or any button, then it's off after 30 seconds.

Thanks...but I want it to stay off always.

June 10, 2012
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pcaple wrote:

No matter how many time I turn the back light to off...it always come back on after restart. Any way to fix this? It causes battery drain in the field. Seems my 610 randomly restarts to "improve performance" and the light is back on again...I sometimes don't notice it in bright sunlight.

A random restart on the 610 has never happened on my units. Am I missing something? This must be different than a power off.

Can someone please enlighten me on this subject?

Thanks,

-S-

June 10, 2012
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Default is on, try setting the back light timer.

I always have my back light timer set to off after 30 seconds.
That way it's never on unless I want it on.

The light comes on by touching the screen or any button, then it's off after 30 seconds.

When in trouble or in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout
June 10, 2012
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No matter how many time I turn the back light to off...it always come back on after restart. Any way to fix this? It causes battery drain in the field. Seems my 610 randomly restarts to "improve performance" and the light is back on again...I sometimes don't notice it in bright sunlight.

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