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  1. #1
    Andy
    Guest
    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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  2. #2
    CharlesH
    Guest

    Re: V180 Keypad Lights Going out

    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.



  3. #3
    Motley
    Guest

    Re: V180 Keypad Lights Going out

    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" <[email protected]> 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.
    >
    >
    >
    >





  4. #4
    Andy
    Guest

    Re: V180 Keypad Lights Going out

    "Motley" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > 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" <[email protected]> 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.
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >

    >






  5. #5
    Motley Crue
    Guest

    Re: V180 Keypad Lights Going out

    Thanks I will try that.

    "Andy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > "Motley" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > 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" <[email protected]> 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.
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >

    > >

    >
    >






  6. #6
    Andy
    Guest

    Re: V180 Keypad Lights Going out

    "Motley Crue" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > 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" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > "Motley" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > news:[email protected]
    > > > 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" <[email protected]> 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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