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> Forcing backlight to turn off when making a call (registry edit)?
fenningenarius
post Oct 1 2006, 04:15 AM
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Hello,
I bought a Motorola Q this week, which runs the Windows Mobile 5.0 Smartphone software. You have probably heard about the very annoying buzzing sound that the keypad emits when the backlight/keypad light is on. As soon as the keypad light and screen backlight turn off, the sound goes away. It's only audible (to my ears at least) when making a call (when the phone is near the ear).

I was hoping there would be some way to force the backlight (or just the keypad light) to turn off as soon as the phone is actually connected and making a call (perhaps through a change in the registry). You don't really need the backlight turned on most of the time when you're talking on the phone anyway.

If not through a setting/registry change, is there any way to turn the backlight off by pressing/holding a certain key?

The best solution I've found so far is to set the backlight timer to 5 seconds, but I really prefer to leave it at about 30 seconds though. I just cannot stand hearing that buzzing sound for the first 30 seconds of every call I make. It's also annoying when it comes back on every time I adjust the volume during a call.

Thank you for any help....
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smeg36
post Oct 1 2006, 05:51 AM
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If you press and hold the Message key the backlight will turn off. I don't think there's any registry setting that could turn off the backlight when a call is made. The best bet would be someone writing a program to do specifically that, but I doubt that's going to happen. Having owned a Motorola Q, I know what you are talking about with the keyboard buzzing, but it shouldn't be loud enough to hear when making a call, only if you hold your ear directly to the keyboard. I'd check out some demo Q at a VZW store and see if it is as bad as yours. If not, try getting a replacement.


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post Oct 1 2006, 12:53 PM
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QUOTE (smeg36 @ Oct 1 2006, 12:51 AM) *
If you press and hold the Message key the backlight will turn off. I don't think there's any registry setting that could turn off the backlight when a call is made. The best bet would be someone writing a program to do specifically that, but I doubt that's going to happen. Having owned a Motorola Q, I know what you are talking about with the keyboard buzzing, but it shouldn't be loud enough to hear when making a call, only if you hold your ear directly to the keyboard. I'd check out some demo Q at a VZW store and see if it is as bad as yours. If not, try getting a replacement.


Thanks for your help.

Knowing about the message key will certainly help.

I already tried to return my Q the same day that I bought it, thinking this was just a defect and not a problem with the entire line of phones (I still do think it's a pretty big defect though...). The guy at the store told me that all of the phones behave this way, so I didn't exchange it. Perhaps you're right - maybe my phone's buzzing is louder than others. I can very easily hear when the backlight turns off when making a call.

Thanks again.
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