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    Auto EL turns itself off

    Hi, I'm the proud new owner of a G9000 Mudman. I have enabled the A EL function, but it seems to turn itself off after 12 hours or so. Is there a way on switching it on permanently?

    Thanks in advance,

    Steve

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    Re: Auto EL turns itself off

    For non-solar G-Shocks, the auto EL turning itself off is a "feature" and "working as intended."

    From page 3 of the manual: "In order to protect against running down the battery, the auto light switch turns off automatically approximately six hours after you turn it on."

    Manual at http://ftp.casio.co.jp/pub/world_manual/wat/en/qw3031.pdf

    The only way to switch it on permanently is to buy a solar-powered G-Shock -- because of the solar panels, the watch can (sort of) determine whether or not it's dark enough for the auto EL needs to come on when the watch is moved. (Shirt and coat sleeves can affect that determination, causing the light to come on when it's not needed.)

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    Re: Auto EL turns itself off

    Ah, thank you. That explains why my solar King remains in A EL mode permanently.

    Cheers

    Steve

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    Re: Auto EL turns itself off

    This question should be a 'sticky'! I remember asking it myself a few years back, and smile every time a newbie asks the same thing :)
    Never argue with an idiot - they'll only bring you down to their level and win from experience...



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