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Got my new M500...

Discussion in 'Mobile Phones & Tablets' started by megakid, 6 Feb 2006.

  1. megakid

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 6 Jun 2004

    Posts: 2,389

    Location: London

    Hey all

    Well you've done it (You know who you are....*cough* Tomsk *cough*), I've gone and bought myself a nice shiney new M500.

    It's been on charge all day, i've been playing around with it a bit and I've hit a major falling point - I cant switch it off!

    Does anyone know how I can do this? I will need to switch it completely off for peace of mind in exams etc. I tried pressing the power button - this disables the keys and screen but when it's rung it lights up and starts ringing!

    I understand the flash memory gets wiped if I disconnect the battery for longer than 20 mins so i obviously cant do that.

    Cheers,
     
  2. Gavin

    Mobster

    Joined: 20 Oct 2002

    Posts: 3,298

    Location: Bromley

    silent mode?
    offline mode?
    Flying mode?
     
  3. Stringy

    Mobster

    Joined: 2 Aug 2004

    Posts: 4,286

    Location: The moon

    Flight mode is your best bet, don't know how to do it but it should be easy enough to find in the manual.
     
  4. megakid

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 6 Jun 2004

    Posts: 2,389

    Location: London

    Right yeh, I had a quick google and found you cant actually turn the thing off but you can switch silent mode and flight mode on and that *should* stop it having any embarassing outbursts.

    Still a little uneasy about it being on at all though.
     
  5. Pinhead

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 19 Oct 2002

    Posts: 1,521

    Location: Chippenham

    flight mode will sort it out, we do that with all our PDAs at work, it disconnects it from the network and drops the signal, so you will get nothing incoming until you switch it off again
     
  6. aztechnology

    Mobster

    Joined: 12 Aug 2004

    Posts: 2,503

    Location: Oop North


    I have a 1Gb memory card in mine, I reckon that that it could have easily held all of my uni course notes and many years worth of specimen exam paper answers. Do they really let you take it into an exam?

    As an actual answer, you seem to have worked out that it can't be switched off, just make it go quiet is the best you can do. I use PPCprofiles-Pro to control all the noise settings.
     
  7. rG-tom

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 27 Nov 2004

    Posts: 9,727

    Location: London


    ahem. my name is rG-tom, not tomsk :mad: :p

    Good choice fella, and yes putting it in flight mode by clicking the the signal bars and then putting it in "off" mode on the volume thing works perfectly :)

    Any more questions, you've got me on MSN.

    Tom.
     
  8. megakid

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 6 Jun 2004

    Posts: 2,389

    Location: London

    When I said "peace of mind" I meant, that it wont start blarring a somewhat dodgy ringtone or alarm whilst in my bag at the side of the room.

    And yes, I somehow already found PPCprofiles via google last night and have created an "Off" profile which enables flight mode and mutes all sound... nice :D