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Old 10-13-2012, 10:17 PM   #1
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New PW issue: light goes all the way up or down

Can you guys answer if you have seen this issue on your units?

When I try to increase or decrease the light by touching the - or +, on one of the units, I get the same as a long touch to where it goes all the way up or down, but not all the time, after every touch, so it's a bit erratical.
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Old 10-13-2012, 10:21 PM   #2
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Yes, mine does that too sometimes. I actually wouldn't have noticed it if you didn't mention it as I never use it by the + and - buttons.
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Old 10-13-2012, 10:27 PM   #3
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When my battery charge was almost gone, the light dropped all the way to zero without me doing anything. That may have been the signal to recharge since I never got any other signal.

A tap on the + got the light back on.
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Old 10-13-2012, 10:30 PM   #4
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Sort of related but is there any way to turn off the light completely to make it work like a regular screen?
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Sort of related but is there any way to turn off the light completely to make it work like a regular screen?
No, you can't turn the light off completely.
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Old 10-13-2012, 10:49 PM   #6
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When my battery charge was almost gone, the light dropped all the way to zero without me doing anything. That may have been the signal to recharge since I never got any other signal.

A tap on the + got the light back on.
Did one tap on the + put it at level 1, though, or all the way up?
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Old 10-13-2012, 10:54 PM   #7
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Yes, mine does that too sometimes. I actually wouldn't have noticed it if you didn't mention it as I never use it by the + and - buttons.
Interesting.
I saw that happen when I was testing out the four units I had, before deciding which ones to send back. I was trying to compare them at the same light levels, so was using the +- a lot, and whenever it happened, I didn't think much of it, and so didn't pay attention if it was happening with all of them or not, just thought I had doubletapped too long.

It's a tad annoying, but not -on its own - reason to return it.
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Interesting.
I saw that happen when I was testing out the four units I had, before deciding which ones to send back. I was trying to compare them at the same light levels, so was using the +- a lot, and whenever it happened, I didn't think much of it, and so didn't pay attention if it was happening with all of them or not, just thought I had doubletapped too long.

It's a tad annoying, but not -on its own - reason to return it.
I'm guessing they all may do that sometimes. I always turn it up and down by just pressing on the lines themselves and sliding my finger along the scale.
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Did one tap on the + put it at level 1, though, or all the way up?
It came back at level 1 and I had to slide it back to level 22 - my normal level.
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Old 10-14-2012, 09:26 AM   #10
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Hmm, I don't think I've even tried the plus and minus buttons. I just use my finger to slide the brightness up or down.
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No, you can't turn the light off completely.
It's going to be fun convincing cabin staff that it's turned off then.
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Old 10-14-2012, 01:07 PM   #12
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@bricorn: I think you have to turn them off all the way anyway during take-off/landing. When you do, the light is completely off as well. Rule of thumb, as long as you see the screensaver, the light is off, and only then.
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Old 10-14-2012, 01:14 PM   #13
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Bricorn - I was referring to the previous poster about turning the light off and having it act like a regular screen, that can't be done, but of course you can turn the unit itself off and then the light is off.
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Allegedly, if it's in airplane mode, you don't have to turn it off - that's the purpose of calling it "airplane mode" rather than "wifi off", I thought.
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AFAIK, airplane mode is the only mode you are allowed to use any device while on the plane, unless your flight has in-cabin Wifi. You still have to switch off all electronics during take-off/landing.
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