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  1. #1
    David Glover
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    My new Nokia N70 (a great handset) has a "screen saver" feature which
    displays the time in a stripe across the screen, after the backlight
    has gone off.

    I am aware that the backlight going off saves power, but does the
    screen saver save power too? I can't imagine it can, since the screen
    is still actually on.

    Can I disable it without affecting my battery life?




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  2. #2
    gort
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    Re: N70 "screen saver" - pointless?

    On Mon, 08 May 2006 08:18:16 -0700, David Glover wrote:

    > My new Nokia N70 (a great handset) has a "screen saver" feature which
    > displays the time in a stripe across the screen, after the backlight
    > has gone off.
    >
    > I am aware that the backlight going off saves power, but does the
    > screen saver save power too? I can't imagine it can, since the screen
    > is still actually on.
    >
    > Can I disable it without affecting my battery life?


    I have a 6680 which does the same, but cant find anyway on mine.

    Dave




  3. #3
    Ben
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    Re: N70 "screen saver" - pointless?

    I have the same phone on Tmobile and and displays some screensaver crap
    everytime you use it and then turn it off, very annoying, anyone know how to
    get rid?
    "David Glover" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > My new Nokia N70 (a great handset) has a "screen saver" feature which
    > displays the time in a stripe across the screen, after the backlight
    > has gone off.
    >
    > I am aware that the backlight going off saves power, but does the
    > screen saver save power too? I can't imagine it can, since the screen
    > is still actually on.
    >
    > Can I disable it without affecting my battery life?
    >






  4. #4
    David Glover
    Guest

    Re: N70 "screen saver" - pointless?

    Ben wrote:
    > I have the same phone on Tmobile and and displays some screensaver crap
    > everytime you use it and then turn it off, very annoying, anyone know how to
    > get rid?


    I haven't found a way to get rid of it entirely, but you can set the
    delay very large (30 mins) and replace the logo with a clock.

    To increase the delay:

    1. Find "Settings" in the menu (a spanner icon) and run it.
    2. Select "Phone"
    3. Select "Display".
    4. Change "Power saver time-out" to 30 minutes. (The highest setting on
    my N70.)

    This may affect your battery life - I'm not sure.

    To get rid of the logo:

    1. Find "Themes" in the menu (two masks icon) and run it.
    2. Select your theme, push options, then Edit.
    3. Change "Power Saver" to "Date and time". (Or "Text" if you like.)

    Done.




  5. #5
    Matthew Long
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    Re: N70 "screen saver" - pointless?


    "David Glover" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > My new Nokia N70 (a great handset) has a "screen saver" feature which
    > displays the time in a stripe across the screen, after the backlight
    > has gone off.
    >
    > I am aware that the backlight going off saves power, but does the
    > screen saver save power too? I can't imagine it can, since the screen
    > is still actually on.


    I understood that it also prevents damage to the screen by it continually
    moving down every minute, so as not to 'burn' images into the screen. I'm
    not sure if this is still an issue with today's screens or not?

    Every series 60 phone I've had has been like this. I certainly don't think
    it's 'pointless' - It's a continuously moving object that (on my 6680 at
    least), tells me the date, time, number a missed calls, emails, text
    messages, and what profile my phone is currently in.


    Matthew Long





  6. #6
    David Glover
    Guest

    Re: N70 "screen saver" - pointless?

    Matthew Long wrote:
    > I understood that it also prevents damage to the screen by it continually
    > moving down every minute, so as not to 'burn' images into the screen. I'm
    > not sure if this is still an issue with today's screens or not?


    Modern LCDs have been immune to screen burn for years. Even the very
    early ones only got "temporary burn", which could be wiped by
    displaying brightly coloured images.

    So no, it's not an issue.




  7. #7
    Martin²
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    Re: N70 "screen saver" - pointless?

    I had several new Nokias and Ericssons and got rid of them all because the
    screen saver
    prevents you from seeing there is a voice or text message (without having to
    fiddle with buttons),
    - really stupid !

    The only colour screen phone I found that can be set to keep the display on
    is Motorola ROKR,
    didn't mind the MP3 player, but I didn't really want fuzzy camera with 10
    sec video !

    Now I just use plain B&W Nokia 1100 on which the screen saver is optional
    and in any case gets overridden if a message is received.
    Regards,
    Martin





  8. #8
    Gizmo
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    Re: N70 "screen saver" - pointless?


    "Martin²" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >I had several new Nokias and Ericssons and got rid of them all because the
    >screen saver
    > prevents you from seeing there is a voice or text message (without having
    > to fiddle with buttons),
    > - really stupid !
    >
    > The only colour screen phone I found that can be set to keep the display
    > on is Motorola ROKR,
    > didn't mind the MP3 player, but I didn't really want fuzzy camera with 10
    > sec video !
    >
    > Now I just use plain B&W Nokia 1100 on which the screen saver is optional
    > and in any case gets overridden if a message is received.


    I'll just stick with my Nokia 6310i thanks ;o)





  9. #9
    >-©LuVbuG©-
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    Re: N70 "screen saver" - pointless?

    "David Glover" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > I am aware that the backlight going off saves power, but does the
    > screen saver save power too? I can't imagine it can, since the screen
    > is still actually on.
    >


    The screen reverts to a low power mode when the 'screen saver' is active -
    so it saves extra power.

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  10. #10
    Mark Hewitt
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    Re: N70 "screen saver" - pointless?


    "Martin²" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >I had several new Nokias and Ericssons and got rid of them all because the
    >screen saver
    > prevents you from seeing there is a voice or text message (without having
    > to fiddle with buttons),
    > - really stupid !


    You can still see if there is a message waiting, a little envelope icon
    appears beneath the clock.

    If that isn't big enough try ClockSaver
    http://www.tramontana.co.hu/cdatalog/demo.php which gives makes everything
    really big!





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