Keypad is locked, but light turns on

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g66
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Keypad is locked, but light turns on

Post by g66 » Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:38 am

Can anyone explain to me, why the light is turning on, when the keypad is locked, if i press any key.

I think, if keypad is locked, there should not turn on light, if i press any key.

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Re: Keypad is locked, but light turns on

Post by gpsrchive » Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:17 am

With keys/buttons locked, the intention is to prevent accidental menu selections, etc. When you want to resume normal operation, you must unlock the keys/buttons by pressing the Power button again. The first time you press any other button, the unit alerts the user with a message that the keys have been locked. This message may not be readable without back lighting, thus the illumination.

g66
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Re: Keypad is locked, but light turns on

Post by g66 » Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:55 am

Yes, i know the circumstances - but the light will drain the battery.
Maybe it would be better to use therefor only 10% light and not the usersetting.
Keypad locked unit in pocket might drain the battery.

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Re: Keypad is locked, but light turns on

Post by gpsrchive » Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:20 pm

Feature Request #15 is born!

Thank You!

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