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[Lcdproc] How to turn off backlight of iMON-LCD at shutdown

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  • From: bengt.nilsson11 at (Bengt Nilsson)
  • Subject: [Lcdproc] How to turn off backlight of iMON-LCD at shutdown
  • Date: Sun, 27 Feb 2011 12:26:52 +0100


Seems to me most agree it's a hardware problem.

Why then, is it possible for Windows to shut down the backlight of the
display when powered off?
(For the picky, Powered off=By Start menu, not power switch or pulling the

I have a test partition with Win7 used for my Harmony remote control
programming, etc.

22 feb 2011 kl. 00.03 skrev Dave Liquorice:

> On Tue, 22 Feb 2011 08:39:35 +1000, Paul Hunt wrote:
> Only to me and not the list, unless it's taking a while to get through the
> list...
>>>> The iMon displays are hooked into the cable bundle for the motherboard
>>>> to get their juice. So yes, they are getting their power from the low
>>>> power rails which are powered even if the PSU is not active
>>> So it's a hardware problem not a software one. B-)
> <snip>
>>> Simple solution is to move where the display gets it's power from. Shift
>>> it from pin 9 (purple wire, +5vsb) to one of the red wires (+5v) in pin 4
>>> or 6.
>> You need to use the +5 V standby supply if you wish to use the remote
>> power on feature.
> Does the OP require that feature? If not it's the simple solution.
> Even if he does it's still a hardware problem, just feed the backlight from
> the normal +5v and the electronics from the +5vsb.
>> It _is_ necessary do to run lcdproc to turn off the backlight, but it
>> stays off after power down or suspend-to-ram.
> Unless there is a mains power glitch... ie the display gets reset. Software
> solutions are just bodges to work around a hardware problem.
> --
> Cheers
> Dave.
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