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APX APX1000 Backlight

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DewAddict

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Hi All,

I recently purchased an APX1000 and it appears the backlight is always on but at a very dim level. I can hit the designated "light" key and it gets very bright as I would expect but when I turn that off it is still on at a very dim level. I have an XPR7550 also, and I am familiar with the newer displays that are easier to see in low light but this is not the same. I can really tell in a totally dark room that the backlight is on. Is this normal? I don't do programming so this is the way it was programmed for me by the seller. I told him I did not want the auto-light activated. I'd rather be able to turn it on and off as needed, if that makes a difference?

Thanks for the help.
 

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Thanks for the instant response! So there is no way to turn it off completely? Or will it go completely off if I have it changed to "auto-light?" I don't want to pay shipping and send it back to be changed if it cannot be turned off completely.

Thanks again.
 

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Permanent Front Display Backlight needs to be disabled in the Radio Profiles (under Radio Ergonomics Configuration).

Auto-light is a different feature, which simply turns the light on for a designated period of time (normally 30 seconds) after you press a button or turn the channel knob. It does not turn the light on with squelch, FYI.
 

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Sounds good. Thanks for the info. I don't own the software so it's all new to me. Appreciate the help for sure.
 
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