Pagemakers, on Jul 28 2005, 15:21, said:
I've found what the problem is!!!!
In power management settings there is an option for "Display Timeout" (It is a known problem (from user comments) on the C550 that even with this option set to "never" the screen does turn so dim it is unreadable after the time which is set by the "Backlight Timeout Option"). However, with the "Display Timeout" option set to "never" on the C550 the battery drains at a rate of 10% per hour giving your phone a battery life of approx 10 hours!!!!
Turn the "Display Timeout" to anything other than "never" and your C550 battery will be almost as good as the C500's.
The problem now is WHY does the battery drain so dramatically on this setting.
I for one don't like my display going blank after 30/60/90 seconds etc and trust that someone somewhere is working on a fix.
I don't want to throw a spanner in the works here Pagemakers, as you know.
However, I've just got my C550 back out of it's box and the settings I had previously applied for "Display Timeout" was 1 hour. I was hoping it had been set to "Never".
I'm with you on the argument that I don't like having to press any keys to see the
screen on my phone.
I'm going to give it a try at the lowest setting and see if I can live with it for a few days.
To be honest though, I've just resigned myself to the fact I was going to have to stick with my C500.
I'm going to be in turmoil if this gets sorted out with some kind of work-a-round and then have to decide whether to just learn to live with the C550
It certainly would be interesting to hear from all those that have championed the cause of the C550 battery to find out what power mangement settings they have applied.