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  1. #1
    Bob
    Guest
    Hi All,

    At work we were given some old Motorola i550's to work with. The
    battery life on mine seems to be shorter than most and I was told that
    if I were to disable the green flashing "power on" LED, that I would
    extend the battery life.

    Is this true? If so, how do I turn the green light off? I tried
    scrolling through the programming menu but no luck......

    Thanks for any light (not green haha) you could shed on this topic,

    Bob



    See More: How to turn off flahing green light on i550???




  2. #2
    Evan Platt
    Guest

    Re: How to turn off flahing green light on i550???

    On Mon, 29 Sep 2003 23:31:26 -0400, Bob <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Hi All,
    >
    >At work we were given some old Motorola i550's to work with. The
    >battery life on mine seems to be shorter than most and I was told that
    >if I were to disable the green flashing "power on" LED, that I would
    >extend the battery life.
    >
    >Is this true?


    No on both, that I've seen. Well, you COULD open the unit up, and clip
    the wire..

    But I doubt you'd notice any increase in battery life. Maybe 30
    minutes more if you get 10 hours now. But I doubt it would go from
    like 10 hours to 15 hours.

    What's the date code on the batteries? It's a 4 digit number, i.e.
    0204 - the first 2 digits is the year (99, 00, etc), the second two
    are the week of the year (01-52).

    >If so, how do I turn the green light off? I tried
    >scrolling through the programming menu but no luck......


    Open up the radio, seperate the two halves...

    Evan
    To e-mail me, remove theobvious from my e-mail address.



  3. #3
    Evan Platt
    Guest

    Re: How to turn off flahing green light on i550???

    On Mon, 29 Sep 2003 23:31:26 -0400, Bob <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Hi All,
    >
    >At work we were given some old Motorola i550's to work with. The
    >battery life on mine seems to be shorter than most and I was told that
    >if I were to disable the green flashing "power on" LED, that I would
    >extend the battery life.
    >
    >Is this true?


    No on both, that I've seen. Well, you COULD open the unit up, and clip
    the wire..

    But I doubt you'd notice any increase in battery life. Maybe 30
    minutes more if you get 10 hours now. But I doubt it would go from
    like 10 hours to 15 hours.

    What's the date code on the batteries? It's a 4 digit number, i.e.
    0204 - the first 2 digits is the year (99, 00, etc), the second two
    are the week of the year (01-52).

    >If so, how do I turn the green light off? I tried
    >scrolling through the programming menu but no luck......


    Open up the radio, seperate the two halves...

    Evan
    To e-mail me, remove theobvious from my e-mail address.



  4. #4
    KJ
    Guest

    Re: How to turn off flahing green light on i550???

    Try downloading a manual from Motorola's website.

    The answer you seek, as well as many others, would certainly be there.


    "Bob" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Hi All,
    >
    > At work we were given some old Motorola i550's to work with. The
    > battery life on mine seems to be shorter than most and I was told that
    > if I were to disable the green flashing "power on" LED, that I would
    > extend the battery life.
    >
    > Is this true? If so, how do I turn the green light off? I tried
    > scrolling through the programming menu but no luck......
    >
    > Thanks for any light (not green haha) you could shed on this topic,
    >
    > Bob
    >






  5. #5
    KJ
    Guest

    Re: How to turn off flahing green light on i550???

    Try downloading a manual from Motorola's website.

    The answer you seek, as well as many others, would certainly be there.


    "Bob" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Hi All,
    >
    > At work we were given some old Motorola i550's to work with. The
    > battery life on mine seems to be shorter than most and I was told that
    > if I were to disable the green flashing "power on" LED, that I would
    > extend the battery life.
    >
    > Is this true? If so, how do I turn the green light off? I tried
    > scrolling through the programming menu but no luck......
    >
    > Thanks for any light (not green haha) you could shed on this topic,
    >
    > Bob
    >






  6. #6
    Who Cares?
    Guest

    Re: How to turn off flahing green light on i550???


    "Bob" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    | Hi All,
    |
    | At work we were given some old Motorola i550's to work with. The
    | battery life on mine seems to be shorter than most and I was told
    that
    | if I were to disable the green flashing "power on" LED, that I would
    | extend the battery life.
    |
    | Is this true? If so, how do I turn the green light off? I tried
    | scrolling through the programming menu but no luck......
    |
    | Thanks for any light (not green haha) you could shed on this topic,
    |
    | Bob

    You can't and it wouldn't make a noticeable difference.

    Dave





  7. #7
    Who Cares?
    Guest

    Re: How to turn off flahing green light on i550???


    "Bob" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    | Hi All,
    |
    | At work we were given some old Motorola i550's to work with. The
    | battery life on mine seems to be shorter than most and I was told
    that
    | if I were to disable the green flashing "power on" LED, that I would
    | extend the battery life.
    |
    | Is this true? If so, how do I turn the green light off? I tried
    | scrolling through the programming menu but no luck......
    |
    | Thanks for any light (not green haha) you could shed on this topic,
    |
    | Bob

    You can't and it wouldn't make a noticeable difference.

    Dave





  8. #8
    KJ
    Guest

    Re: How to turn off flahing green light on i550???

    if the hammer is big enough, it just might work!

    "Who Cares?" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > "Bob" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > | Hi All,
    > |
    > | At work we were given some old Motorola i550's to work with. The
    > | battery life on mine seems to be shorter than most and I was told
    > that
    > | if I were to disable the green flashing "power on" LED, that I would
    > | extend the battery life.
    > |
    > | Is this true? If so, how do I turn the green light off? I tried
    > | scrolling through the programming menu but no luck......
    > |
    > | Thanks for any light (not green haha) you could shed on this topic,
    > |
    > | Bob
    >
    > You can't and it wouldn't make a noticeable difference.
    >
    > Dave
    >
    >
    >






  9. #9
    KJ
    Guest

    Re: How to turn off flahing green light on i550???

    if the hammer is big enough, it just might work!

    "Who Cares?" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > "Bob" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:m7uhnvgdubc[email protected]
    > | Hi All,
    > |
    > | At work we were given some old Motorola i550's to work with. The
    > | battery life on mine seems to be shorter than most and I was told
    > that
    > | if I were to disable the green flashing "power on" LED, that I would
    > | extend the battery life.
    > |
    > | Is this true? If so, how do I turn the green light off? I tried
    > | scrolling through the programming menu but no luck......
    > |
    > | Thanks for any light (not green haha) you could shed on this topic,
    > |
    > | Bob
    >
    > You can't and it wouldn't make a noticeable difference.
    >
    > Dave
    >
    >
    >






  10. #10
    Evan Platt
    Guest

    Re: How to turn off flahing green light on i550???

    On Tue, 30 Sep 2003 17:41:34 GMT, "KJ" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Try downloading a manual from Motorola's website.
    >
    >The answer you seek, as well as many others, would certainly be there.


    No, it's not in the manual.

    Evan
    To e-mail me, remove theobvious from my e-mail address.



  11. #11
    Evan Platt
    Guest

    Re: How to turn off flahing green light on i550???

    On Tue, 30 Sep 2003 17:41:34 GMT, "KJ" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Try downloading a manual from Motorola's website.
    >
    >The answer you seek, as well as many others, would certainly be there.


    No, it's not in the manual.

    Evan
    To e-mail me, remove theobvious from my e-mail address.



  12. #12
    David B.
    Guest

    Re: How to turn off flahing green light on i550???

    Just to give you an idea on the power consumption of an LED, you can run one for months on a single AA battery.

    --


    ----------------------------------------------------------------
    "Bob" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
    > Hi All,
    >
    > At work we were given some old Motorola i550's to work with. The
    > battery life on mine seems to be shorter than most and I was told that
    > if I were to disable the green flashing "power on" LED, that I would
    > extend the battery life.
    >
    > Is this true? If so, how do I turn the green light off? I tried
    > scrolling through the programming menu but no luck......
    >
    > Thanks for any light (not green haha) you could shed on this topic,
    >
    > Bob






  13. #13
    David B.
    Guest

    Re: How to turn off flahing green light on i550???

    Just to give you an idea on the power consumption of an LED, you can run one for months on a single AA battery.

    --


    ----------------------------------------------------------------
    "Bob" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
    > Hi All,
    >
    > At work we were given some old Motorola i550's to work with. The
    > battery life on mine seems to be shorter than most and I was told that
    > if I were to disable the green flashing "power on" LED, that I would
    > extend the battery life.
    >
    > Is this true? If so, how do I turn the green light off? I tried
    > scrolling through the programming menu but no luck......
    >
    > Thanks for any light (not green haha) you could shed on this topic,
    >
    > Bob






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