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Old 08-16-2010, 11:43 PM   #1
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What useful purpose does the blinking LED light serve?

Could anyone tell me what the purpose might be of having the LED light blink when one turns a page?

I notice that the blinking gets a lot more frequent after I upgraded to v0.35k and now v0.35m.

Wondering why it's there in the first place..
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Old 08-17-2010, 12:00 AM   #2
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I suspect that it is like the hard drive activity led on your PC, It is there so, if you know
what your hardware is supposed to be doing and it is not supposed to be accessing
what the led is monitoring, you can see that.

Now what activity the led may be monitoring, I know not. Normally, too much activity
is a bad sign.

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Old 08-17-2010, 09:33 AM   #3
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Usefull purpose,

#1 when I push the power button I know its waking up.

#2 when I push the page turn I know its thinking about it, or if its not blinking I know I need to push it again.

#3 The rest of the time its like "Hey boss, I'm here, I'm working, be right with ya, all is well!"

#4 When it blinks, and blinks, and blinks, and nothing happens I have a pretty good idea its saying. "Sorry boss, having a bad hair day, NOTHING is going right, I'm stuck! Danger Will Rob .......Danger Wi.... Dang... Dang push the reset already will ya!"

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Old 08-17-2010, 03:13 PM   #4
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I put a small piece of duct tape on it, then blacked it out with a magic marker.
It was very distracting / annoying.
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I put a small piece of duct tape on it, then blacked it out with a magic marker.
It was very distracting / annoying.
I bet you tear that label off of furniture too...
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Old 08-17-2010, 05:35 PM   #6
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I bet you tear that label off of furniture too...
Why not? It's his reader and furniture; he can do whatever he wants. Btw, that warning on mattress labels saying DO NOT REMOVE applies only to the retailer, not the consumer.
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I use it as an indication that it "hears me" when I ask it to do something. If I ask it to search for something, for example, and it doesn't jump instantly to another screen, I look to see if it's flashing. If it is, I don't keep pressing buttons because therein lies madness.
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Why not? It's his reader and furniture; he can do whatever he wants. Btw, that warning on mattress labels saying DO NOT REMOVE applies only to the retailer, not the consumer.
I need a sarcasm smiley....
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Old 08-18-2010, 10:21 AM   #9
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Could anyone tell me what the purpose might be of having the LED light blink when one turns a page?
Nothing but it look soooooo nice....
Yeth Marther!
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Nothing but it look soooooo nice....
Yeth Marther!
It does have a bit of a geeky appeal (not a put down, btw). I had never noticed it on my JBL. I had to dig it out of my purse to see what it was. Now it's going to drive me INSANE! Thanks for ruining my JBL reading experience, greenapple! Ack!





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Old 08-18-2010, 03:30 PM   #11
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Drives me absolutely nuts. I put a piece of black electrical tape on it, and a piece of white electrical tape over that. (The white alone was not enough to hide the blinking in dim light.)
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Old 08-19-2010, 07:16 AM   #12
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Ha ha, at least your thread got some attention. Look at the date on mine. So much for firmware upgrades.

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Drives me absolutely nuts. I put a piece of black electrical tape on it, and a piece of white electrical tape over that. (The white alone was not enough to hide the blinking in dim light.)
I guess I'm fortunate to not be so easily distracted. When I'm concentrating on reading, I don't notice a tiny LED light. Now the wife and kids can be distracting/annoying when trying to read, but unless I had a bad case of A.D.D. I have better things to worry about than a little LED light.

I'm glad it's there so I can tell if the JBL is having a problem. I've put some large encyclopedias on it and the light can give me a good indication if the ebook is loading properly or if I'm giving it more than it can handle.
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I don't understand why my jetbook's LED is blinking so frequently, even when I'm not pressing a button to turn a page. It blinks about every 2 seconds. I don't know which ebooks triggered it, but once triggered, it'd continue to blink non-stop, even when I switched to different books. The madness would stop only when I do a hard reset of the reader. But it would happen again.
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I don't understand why my jetbook's LED is blinking so frequently, even when I'm not pressing a button to turn a page. It blinks about every 2 seconds. I don't know which ebooks triggered it, but once triggered, it'd continue to blink non-stop, even when I switched to different books. The madness would stop only when I do a hard reset of the reader. But it would happen again.
Same here. That's why I covered it.
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