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Subject: Re: backlight turns on and off....
From: Chris Holt (
Date: 2003-07-24

On Thu, 24 Jul 2003 08:56:06 +0100, Nix wrote:
> On Wed, 23 Jul 2003, moaned:
>>> I boot the box (latest build), the box turns its lights on, I press
>>> continue and the box turns it off after 60 seconds. Or not. Or
>>> turns it on after 3 minutes and does not turn it off.
>> Are you talking about the charging screen? That one gives light when
>> it actually puts energy in the cells, which may be intermittant.
> What does flickering the light off and on like that do to the lifespan
> of the lights?

Not much.

> (I'm not even sure what kind of light it is. Presumably not filament
> bulbs ;} )

They are little LEDs, they will flicker for a very very long time. :) I
remember some people doing mods on them for different colors.

Oh, here's one. Also includes an IDE activity indicator LED. (redundant
with rockbox installed, wouldn't it be?)


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