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Backlight Can someone help me with a mod to disable the backlight timer. I would like the back light to remain on or off, depending only on operation of the button.

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Re: Backlight


ther is only 1 option for this unit
page 50

-Using the Display Backlight-
To turn on the display light for easy viewing at night, press . The display lights for 15 seconds. To turn off the light sooner, press again.

other models have more options but this one doesnt

same for the 92xlt


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