Is it possible to disable the flashing green light?

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  1. luneluxe

    luneluxe Mobile Enthusiast

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    The light drove me crazy, so I covered it with black electrical tape. (Keeping it on my bedside table at night was like sleeping next to a strobe light.) It's still faintly visible even through the tape.

    Is there any way to disable it?
  2. maceyr

    maceyr Palm Explorer

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  3. Nine

    Nine Ooh NO, missus...

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    <Nine - who had just helpfully turned up with a large hammer - slinks away in embarrassment> :rolleyes:
  4. minimalposter

    minimalposter some call me ... mp

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    Tape should also work. Just take two medium size pieces and place them over your eyes. No more flashing green light.

    <mp's assistant taps him on the shoulder and suggests putting the tape over the blinking light>

    Um right. That would work too.
  5. luneluxe

    luneluxe Mobile Enthusiast

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    Yeah, I briefly considered the hammer approach, but I just spent a lot of money on this thing!

    Thanks. I will check out LEDOff.
  6. Gerorne

    Gerorne PDALive.com

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    Whoa whoa whoa!! No need to spend money on LedOff if that's all you're concerned about.

    Go to the phone application.
    Hit the Menu button
    Go to Options
    Go to General Preferences
    Uncheck "Blink green LED when in coverage" (The last box.)
    DONE!!
  7. luneluxe

    luneluxe Mobile Enthusiast

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    OK ... I tried. Phone app > Menu button > Options > General Prefs = no mention of a green LED.

    I've looked under all the prefs, can't find anything.

    I'm with Verizon. Do other Verizon folks have this option?

    Maybe I'm looking in the wrong place?
  8. Gerorne

    Gerorne PDALive.com

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    Hmmm... very interesting. I have a Sprint Treo 650, maybe Verizon customers don't have that option? Maybe it's in the new update that another thread is warning to not use just yet. I don't know what to tell you.
  9. mjhenge

    mjhenge Newbie

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    I use Verizon and don't have that option.

    I just turn my phone upside down and I don't have a problem with the light.
  10. Gerorne

    Gerorne PDALive.com

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    That sucks. I guess LedOff is your guys' best bet.
  11. maceyr

    maceyr Palm Explorer

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    :confused: According to the LEDOff page at Palmgear, it's labeled as freeware. Maybe it's one of those tricky developer thing where they label as freeware when it's trialware?
  12. Gerorne

    Gerorne PDALive.com

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    Now I feel stupid! I could have sworn that I saw that it cost $5 or something... time to run away and hang my head in shame.
  13. purepalmer

    purepalmer Uh... What did you say?

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    Its ok... I've been there also;)
  14. maceyr

    maceyr Palm Explorer

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    Believe me, we've all been there. Maybe you thought that it was at Palmgear and immediately thought it wasn't freeware.
  15. luneluxe

    luneluxe Mobile Enthusiast

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    Yeah, or black electrical tape.

    :rolleyes:
  16. luneluxe

    luneluxe Mobile Enthusiast

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    Uhhhh, pardon my nonsequitor. I didn't see the second page of comments when I posted a reply to Gerorne's comment about having to use LEDOff.
  17. Ralf

    Ralf Moderator PUG_Leipzig

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    Hi,

    BUTLER is probably the choice;-))
    Regards

    Ralf
  18. duceduc

    duceduc Gadget Freak

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    I don't have that option. It is a cingular treo. :(
  19. Gerorne

    Gerorne PDALive.com

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    So is it only Sprint that offers that option?

    But since LEDoff is free... I actually installed it on my Treo too! I can turn the green led off... but not the flashing red one when the power is low. Why would I want my phone to use up MORE power when the battery is low?
  20. Ottawaguy

    Ottawaguy Mobile Enthusiast

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    LEDOff IS freeware. No nag screens no hidden stuff just good 'ol freeware and it works perfectly and its stable (both versions). As for the option in the general prefs in the phone app that someone mentioned, its must be carrier specific cause I have an unbranded/unlocked 650 direct from P1 with the latest firmware and I have no such option to "turn off blinking LED while in coverage"
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