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May 13, 2005 4:16:58 AM

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Hello. I just got a new V180 and I couldn't understand why the keypad lights
kept going out even though I was still typing. I had never come across that
on any of my other mobile phones before - as I used to type the lights
stayed on constantly. So fazed by this I just thought I would give Motorola
Technical support an email and ask them and they wrote back and said it
looks like a fault with your particular phone and to take it back to the
place of purchase for a replacement.

The other night I turned off all the lights in the room and the keypad
lights stayed on all the time whilst I was pressing them - so what it looks
like is that there must be a light sensor built into the phone and that if
there is sufficient light that it turns of the Keypad button lights so it
don't look like a fault after all. I couldn't see it mentioned in the
instructions anywhere about this feature but if you recognise this on your
V180 just to let you know that it doesn't look like its a fault it is just
designed that way! (most probably to save battery power) - clever now I now
what it is. But me being one for modding the V180 (I have already got the
date now showing on the screen and enabled some more hidden features) I want
to try and find if there is a SEEM setting to turn the keypad lights on
constantly when tapping on them even when there is enough ambient light in
the room.

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Anonymous
May 13, 2005 10:25:41 AM

Archived from groups: alt.cellular.motorola (More info?)

Andy wrote:
> Hello. I just got a new V180 and I couldn't understand why the keypad lights
> kept going out even though I was still typing. I had never come across that
> on any of my other mobile phones before - as I used to type the lights
> stayed on constantly. So fazed by this I just thought I would give Motorola
> Technical support an email and ask them and they wrote back and said it
> looks like a fault with your particular phone and to take it back to the
> place of purchase for a replacement.
>
> The other night I turned off all the lights in the room and the keypad
> lights stayed on all the time whilst I was pressing them - so what it looks
> like is that there must be a light sensor built into the phone and that if
> there is sufficient light that it turns of the Keypad button lights so it
> don't look like a fault after all. I couldn't see it mentioned in the
> instructions anywhere about this feature but if you recognise this on your
> V180 just to let you know that it doesn't look like its a fault it is just
> designed that way! (most probably to save battery power) - clever now I now
> what it is. But me being one for modding the V180 (I have already got the
> date now showing on the screen and enabled some more hidden features) I want
> to try and find if there is a SEEM setting to turn the keypad lights on
> constantly when tapping on them even when there is enough ambient light in
> the room.

On the V710, the menu item for the feature you describe is called
"Battery Save" under the Initial Setup menu.
Anonymous
May 13, 2005 4:00:56 PM

Archived from groups: alt.cellular.motorola (More info?)

How the hell did you get the date to show up? I have been trying to
make that work with no success. I tried the mod from
http://xlr8.us/hofo/ where you edit the 01a8_0001 seem. I uploaded the
one that says datealways and it didn't work. I even downloaded it from
my phone to verify that it did write. Am I missing something?


On Fri, 13 May 2005 00:16:58 +0100, "Andy" <andy@indigo.ie> wrote:

>Hello. I just got a new V180 and I couldn't understand why the keypad lights
>kept going out even though I was still typing. I had never come across that
>on any of my other mobile phones before - as I used to type the lights
>stayed on constantly. So fazed by this I just thought I would give Motorola
>Technical support an email and ask them and they wrote back and said it
>looks like a fault with your particular phone and to take it back to the
>place of purchase for a replacement.
>
>The other night I turned off all the lights in the room and the keypad
>lights stayed on all the time whilst I was pressing them - so what it looks
>like is that there must be a light sensor built into the phone and that if
>there is sufficient light that it turns of the Keypad button lights so it
>don't look like a fault after all. I couldn't see it mentioned in the
>instructions anywhere about this feature but if you recognise this on your
>V180 just to let you know that it doesn't look like its a fault it is just
>designed that way! (most probably to save battery power) - clever now I now
>what it is. But me being one for modding the V180 (I have already got the
>date now showing on the screen and enabled some more hidden features) I want
>to try and find if there is a SEEM setting to turn the keypad lights on
>constantly when tapping on them even when there is enough ambient light in
>the room.
>
>
>
>
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May 14, 2005 12:10:59 AM

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"Motley" <Motley@Motley.net> wrote in message
news:ki59811q3v4a5ianb8c7hvfqdddsqjfhl6@4ax.com...
> How the hell did you get the date to show up? I have been trying to
> make that work with no success. I tried the mod from
> http://xlr8.us/hofo/ where you edit the 01a8_0001 seem. I uploaded the
> one that says datealways and it didn't work. I even downloaded it from
> my phone to verify that it did write. Am I missing something?

I think I adjusted some seems in 0032_0001 but as a result I have the
operator and date showing but I have had to limit personalize settings I
think it was 0032_0001 offset 6C bit3 and then both the operator and date
shows now.




>
>
> On Fri, 13 May 2005 00:16:58 +0100, "Andy" <andy@indigo.ie> wrote:
>
> >Hello. I just got a new V180 and I couldn't understand why the keypad
lights
> >kept going out even though I was still typing. I had never come across
that
> >on any of my other mobile phones before - as I used to type the lights
> >stayed on constantly. So fazed by this I just thought I would give
Motorola
> >Technical support an email and ask them and they wrote back and said it
> >looks like a fault with your particular phone and to take it back to the
> >place of purchase for a replacement.
> >
> >The other night I turned off all the lights in the room and the keypad
> >lights stayed on all the time whilst I was pressing them - so what it
looks
> >like is that there must be a light sensor built into the phone and that
if
> >there is sufficient light that it turns of the Keypad button lights so it
> >don't look like a fault after all. I couldn't see it mentioned in the
> >instructions anywhere about this feature but if you recognise this on
your
> >V180 just to let you know that it doesn't look like its a fault it is
just
> >designed that way! (most probably to save battery power) - clever now I
now
> >what it is. But me being one for modding the V180 (I have already got the
> >date now showing on the screen and enabled some more hidden features) I
want
> >to try and find if there is a SEEM setting to turn the keypad lights on
> >constantly when tapping on them even when there is enough ambient light
in
> >the room.
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
Anonymous
May 14, 2005 8:39:06 AM

Archived from groups: alt.cellular.motorola (More info?)

Thanks I will try that.

"Andy" <andy@indigo.ie> wrote in message
news:D 62u45$6oh$1@domitilla.aioe.org...
> "Motley" <Motley@Motley.net> wrote in message
> news:ki59811q3v4a5ianb8c7hvfqdddsqjfhl6@4ax.com...
> > How the hell did you get the date to show up? I have been trying to
> > make that work with no success. I tried the mod from
> > http://xlr8.us/hofo/ where you edit the 01a8_0001 seem. I uploaded the
> > one that says datealways and it didn't work. I even downloaded it from
> > my phone to verify that it did write. Am I missing something?
>
> I think I adjusted some seems in 0032_0001 but as a result I have the
> operator and date showing but I have had to limit personalize settings I
> think it was 0032_0001 offset 6C bit3 and then both the operator and
date
> shows now.
>
>
>
>
> >
> >
> > On Fri, 13 May 2005 00:16:58 +0100, "Andy" <andy@indigo.ie> wrote:
> >
> > >Hello. I just got a new V180 and I couldn't understand why the keypad
> lights
> > >kept going out even though I was still typing. I had never come across
> that
> > >on any of my other mobile phones before - as I used to type the lights
> > >stayed on constantly. So fazed by this I just thought I would give
> Motorola
> > >Technical support an email and ask them and they wrote back and said it
> > >looks like a fault with your particular phone and to take it back to
the
> > >place of purchase for a replacement.
> > >
> > >The other night I turned off all the lights in the room and the keypad
> > >lights stayed on all the time whilst I was pressing them - so what it
> looks
> > >like is that there must be a light sensor built into the phone and that
> if
> > >there is sufficient light that it turns of the Keypad button lights so
it
> > >don't look like a fault after all. I couldn't see it mentioned in the
> > >instructions anywhere about this feature but if you recognise this on
> your
> > >V180 just to let you know that it doesn't look like its a fault it is
> just
> > >designed that way! (most probably to save battery power) - clever now I
> now
> > >what it is. But me being one for modding the V180 (I have already got
the
> > >date now showing on the screen and enabled some more hidden features) I
> want
> > >to try and find if there is a SEEM setting to turn the keypad lights on
> > >constantly when tapping on them even when there is enough ambient light
> in
> > >the room.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> >
>
>
May 14, 2005 6:37:51 PM

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"Motley Crue" <motley@motley.com> wrote in message
news:Khfhe.19513$3b4.4886@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> Thanks I will try that.

I don't suppose I have to mention be careful with adjusting the Motorola
SEEMS because you can muck up the phones settings big time and I should know
because I have done it twice! :-(

- and I had even backed up the original SEEMS, but I had somehow overwritten
the backups like the eeejit I am.

Anyway in the end I have now got many more features enabled on my V180 now
than when I originally had when I first got the V180. - I even have a
setting in the phone now that says 'Bluetooth' (although the phone doesn't
have BT so I supposes that wont work) and a setting saying 'Sync' (but it
doesn't seem to do anything) I have a thing where I can press a button and
record something for a minute, store it, and play it back and I have changed
the wording on the V180's outer LCD panel and one of the best things I have
changed is that my keypad lights flash in rhythm when a call comes in (added
funlight.pat to the sound folder) and added more Vibe's. :-)

I wonder why Motorola just did not add all these features as standard to the
V180 before it went on the market?

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>
> "Andy" <andy@indigo.ie> wrote in message
> news:D 62u45$6oh$1@domitilla.aioe.org...
> > "Motley" <Motley@Motley.net> wrote in message
> > news:ki59811q3v4a5ianb8c7hvfqdddsqjfhl6@4ax.com...
> > > How the hell did you get the date to show up? I have been trying to
> > > make that work with no success. I tried the mod from
> > > http://xlr8.us/hofo/ where you edit the 01a8_0001 seem. I uploaded the
> > > one that says datealways and it didn't work. I even downloaded it from
> > > my phone to verify that it did write. Am I missing something?
> >
> > I think I adjusted some seems in 0032_0001 but as a result I have the
> > operator and date showing but I have had to limit personalize settings I
> > think it was 0032_0001 offset 6C bit3 and then both the operator and
> date
> > shows now.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > >
> > >
> > > On Fri, 13 May 2005 00:16:58 +0100, "Andy" <andy@indigo.ie> wrote:
> > >
> > > >Hello. I just got a new V180 and I couldn't understand why the keypad
> > lights
> > > >kept going out even though I was still typing. I had never come
across
> > that
> > > >on any of my other mobile phones before - as I used to type the
lights
> > > >stayed on constantly. So fazed by this I just thought I would give
> > Motorola
> > > >Technical support an email and ask them and they wrote back and said
it
> > > >looks like a fault with your particular phone and to take it back to
> the
> > > >place of purchase for a replacement.
> > > >
> > > >The other night I turned off all the lights in the room and the
keypad
> > > >lights stayed on all the time whilst I was pressing them - so what it
> > looks
> > > >like is that there must be a light sensor built into the phone and
that
> > if
> > > >there is sufficient light that it turns of the Keypad button lights
so
> it
> > > >don't look like a fault after all. I couldn't see it mentioned in
the
> > > >instructions anywhere about this feature but if you recognise this on
> > your
> > > >V180 just to let you know that it doesn't look like its a fault it is
> > just
> > > >designed that way! (most probably to save battery power) - clever now
I
> > now
> > > >what it is. But me being one for modding the V180 (I have already got
> the
> > > >date now showing on the screen and enabled some more hidden features)
I
> > want
> > > >to try and find if there is a SEEM setting to turn the keypad lights
on
> > > >constantly when tapping on them even when there is enough ambient
light
> > in
> > > >the room.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
>
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