iPod Classic Backlight

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Roy Hobbs, Sep 10, 2007.

  1. Roy Hobbs macrumors 68000

    Roy Hobbs

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    #1
    I have a 80 gig Silver iPod Classic and the backlight stays on ALL the time when I have the iPod plugged in.

    Anyway to disable that other than turn off the backlight completely in Settings?
     
  2. Draythor macrumors 6502

    Draythor

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    I don't know if this is the new standard. Try changing your backlight settings to something else then back again or try a reset.
     
  3. lancestraz macrumors 6502a

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    When the iPod is plugged in, try holding down the menu button for a few seconds. I don't know if this will work but it's worth a try...
     
  4. Tom B. macrumors 65816

    Tom B.

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    I'm sure there is no way to turn it off while your iPod is plugged into your computer.
    But does it matter? Yes, I know it may shorten the backlight's life, but not in any noticeable way.
     
  5. Roy Hobbs thread starter macrumors 68000

    Roy Hobbs

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    Even after turning off the backlight completely and the plugging in the iPod the backlight still comes on.

    Its not really an issue, but I keep my iPod plugged into my computer while I am at work (basically using it as a large hard drive) and I use iTunes to play the contents of my iPod library.

    So the backlight could be an issue down the road after being on for 8 hours a day 5 days a week
     
  6. Draythor macrumors 6502

    Draythor

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    An issue is one way of putting it... what about ejecting it when it's not on use?
     
  7. Tom B. macrumors 65816

    Tom B.

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    I think I have the answer! Change your iPod's brightness to 0% and it will stay the same while you sync. It isn't really 0%, because the backlight is still on, but its fairly close.
     
  8. Prof. macrumors 601

    Prof.

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    My brother's new nano does it too. It's the new standard.

    Prof. :apple:
     

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