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Old 11-20-2012, 06:23 PM   #31
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I suspect there is a software switch or function to do it. There could be a way to open it and disable the lights completely.
There is no doubt that the light can be shut off. Mine does it periodically when I open the case. The Kindle wakes up, but the light doesn't come on. Generally closing the cover and re-opening it will get the light to come on. There really ought to be a software option for it.
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:31 PM   #32
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Actually, I accidentally found that I can turn the light off! When I got the PW, I was curious where the Magnetic sensor was located. So I got out a magnet. By playing with the magnet I found that I could periodically turn off the light completely. I have not followed through to see if it can be done with precision but I did do it again yesterday!

The sensor seems to react in the lower right corner and in about inch to 1/2 inch
Edited so that no Censor Censored me for inconsistent sensor/censor spelling!
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:44 AM   #33
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There is no doubt that the light can be shut off. Mine does it periodically when I open the case. The Kindle wakes up, but the light doesn't come on. Generally closing the cover and re-opening it will get the light to come on. There really ought to be a software option for it.

And is the PW still paper-white with the leds off or is the screen grey-ish like in previous Kindle models?
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:47 AM   #34
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And is the PW still paper-white with the leds off or is the screen grey-ish like in previous Kindle models?
Grey-ish still.
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:49 AM   #35
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That could explain why turning leds off completely wasn't implemented in the PW.
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Old 11-21-2012, 04:40 PM   #36
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That could explain why turning leds off completely wasn't implemented in the PW.
I do think so, too.
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:04 PM   #37
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And is the PW still paper-white with the leds off or is the screen grey-ish like in previous Kindle models?
It's not pure white, but I found it to be the lightest of all of my Kindle screens so far, and I've owned pretty much every model. I thought it looked great.
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:36 PM   #38
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FWIW, there are PW reviewers on amazon.com who claim that the light can be turned off entirely in the official firmware:

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FYI - you can turn the lights off. On the "1-24" scale, there is a small line at the bottom of the scale, separate from the scale itself. Pressing on that line will turn the lights off.
http://www.amazon.com/review/R9X7O4N...res_rtr_alt_75

Can anyone confirm/deny?

(I don't have my device yet, just warming up because I'm expecting my first Kindle Real Soon Now).
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:49 PM   #39
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FWIW, there are PW reviewers on amazon.com who claim that the light can be turned off entirely in the official firmware:


http://www.amazon.com/review/R9X7O4N...res_rtr_alt_75

Can anyone confirm/deny?

(I don't have my device yet, just warming up because I'm expecting my first Kindle Real Soon Now).
That is the negative sign. Holding that sets the lighting to zero value on the scale but the lights are still on albeit dimly.
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:35 PM   #40
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While it would be nice to completely turn off the light, it's hardly a nuisance to me on its lowest setting.
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:17 PM   #41
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i agree. i doubt it drains the battery v much on zero setting. there are bigger things to worry about in this world!
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Old 11-22-2012, 03:07 PM   #42
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My big problem with not being able to turn it off completely is that the bright blotches at the bottom of the screen are still visible and catch my eye even at light setting 0, if I read with my bedside lamp on for example.
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Old 11-23-2012, 01:29 PM   #43
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^ you may have a really bad unit, then. At 0 and with bedside lighting, you should not see any blotches at all. Can you still exchange it?
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I'm on my 4th PW, they've all had the same problem. This one is the best of a bad bunch
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Old 11-23-2012, 05:02 PM   #45
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