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  1.    #1  
    Quick question--- By accident I hit some key combination and now my screen literally loses the backlight in about ten seconds, no matter what I am doing (reading a datebook entry, on the phone, etc). It really goes dark, but NOT off, and is a huge pain in the ***.

    I checked all the Palm preferences and all are fine. I did not add any new software and have no idea what it is. I did a search, but was unable to find anything on the subject. It is for sure a new phenomenon and I am wondering if anyone else had this happen to them and how to get it back to screen staying backlit for the 3 minutes or whatever it is versus the 10 seconds I now get.

    Any help would be much appreciated... thanks.
  2. #2  
    Is yours a Cingular model? Many Cingular users are complaining about this behavior after applying the latest update. Look through the forums - there are quite a few threads mentioning this.

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    Also, Jeff Gibson has created an app that fights this behavior, called "StopDim".
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    Sorry... my bad. I should have stated it is on Verizon Wireless and I have NOT applied any updates since I got it. It just started as I was getting off an airplane and fumbled with the keys while trying to juggle my bags, etc. Now it is annoying the crap out of me.

    There has to be a way to get it back to where it was. Thanks...
  4. #4  
    Restore backup or hard reset? Those always work for me, although it can be painful. . .
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  5. #5  
    get the update.
  6.    #6  
    This thing has gotten even wierder!!! Forget the backlight...
    Yesterday morning, on my way to a golf outing, I take a quick look at the Treo and all looks fine on the phone screen. Once I switch over to apps screen, using ZLauncher, every single application has gone back to unregistered mode, ZLauncher was not set as the default launcher and ALL preferences are history. In Agendus, all my color catagroes are shot to hell and that too lost all preferences, etc. It is like the phone retained all my info, sort of, but went back to default mode.

    What the heck should I do here??? Hard reset and regular hot sync??? I have not upgraded the ROM or anything and have had the phone since VZW first sold the 650. I have a lot of stuff on there and really don't have the time to spend hours and hours on this. One point of interest, the day before the phone went nuts on me, I did a normal *228 to upgrade the phone and roam capabilities. Could this have had anything to do with it???

    The Treo was behaving awful the last few weeks and this seem to be the culmination of it. I guess the last straw would be a hard reset, of coarse, not initiated by me. I am still on H/W version A, etc. Should I just upgrade and start over? If you recommend, what is the least painful way of getting all back to where it was / is?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated as I am pissed and at my wits end with this damn thing. Thanks....
  7. #7  
    Hopefully, you've been using a backup app to backup your Treo to the card. If so, simply restore the Saved Preferences file (along with NetworkDB).
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  8.    #8  
    I have been using BackupMan, which is now telling me it is unable to restore or access the backup set.

    As an aisde, I think Backupman has been a source of some problems, not all, but some. I was getting a soft reset every night just after a scheduled midnight backup.

    I am really frustrated with this and am going to start looking at the Samsung i730, granted I will likely never switch as I am so tied to the Palm OS with all my apps, etc.
  9. #9  
    I use BackupBuddyVFS without problems, but many others can't. The only backup solution about which I haven't heard complaints is Resco Backup.
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