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Power switch I am unable to power the device off without removing my battery. Is there another way? My battery dies and I cannot turn it back on without a new battery, so it must still be on. Is there anyway to turn it off completely.

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  • ashannbri Oct 09, 2008

    ugh...maybe we are both idiots but i have the same issue, luckily the batteries last a little while if you forget to take them out but i have seriously tried EVERY button, just pushing and then pressing them for a while...even different combos...if you find something let me know but i have yet to see anything

  • Anonymous Apr 05, 2009

    Mine won't power off to the point where the display is turned off. There are no apparent power off/on buttons and the hold-switch in either position do not 'power off' the device. Is the display meant to stay on all the time? Seems like a waste of battery really.

  • Anonymous Apr 16, 2009

    me too.


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I looked on - put the hold switch to the up position and it will turn off within a few seconds

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