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Harmony One: Wake Up LCD via "Tilt Sensor", not sensitive, what button to press ...
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Post 1 made on Friday February 6, 2009 at 12:25
eieio
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Dear All:

I just upgraded to the Harmony One but have not yet had much time to use it - just reprogramed it from my 880 to the Harmony One.

Encountered one issue: Waking Up the LCD via "Tilt Sensor" is not sufficiently sensitive. i noticed that when i pick up the Harmony One, sometimes, the LCD does NOT light up. i would have to shake it a bit. even softly moving it to one side won't do it. i have to grab it firmly and literally shake it.

it is not convenient when the remote is sitting nearby and i'm just picking it up a short distance away and have to really shake it a bit to turn on / wake up the LCD.

if there is a button to press without disturbing anything? i.e. assuming i'm at the Watch TV activity, i don't want to push "Menu", for example, because then the TV will show the PVR's Guide at the bottom of the TV screen so i'll have to push Menu a 2nd time to get rid of it. One solution that i found is pressing the up/down arrow that is to the right of the Menu button. that is NOT the 4-way arrow, but rather, the Page Up/Page Down button. i tried that because it is not active when you're watching TV unless you're in the TV/PVR Guide area, so it is a "benign" press of the button.

i'm certain that there is a better "work around" solution or button that the good folks here have found. i'd be grateful if someone can give me a good way of "waking up" the LCD without "disturbing" any of the functions.

thanks in advance.
Post 2 made on Friday February 6, 2009 at 13:06
xpat
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If the LCD is off, you can press on the LCD once and it should respond without sending any commands.
Post 3 made on Friday February 6, 2009 at 13:24
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Try tilting it straight up (pointed towards the ceiling).
Post 4 made on Saturday February 7, 2009 at 09:51
Bierboy
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On February 6, 2009 at 13:24, akirby said...
Try tilting it straight up (pointed towards the ceiling).

That doesn't work for many of us, including me. I've seen numerous complaints about this problem also on the AVSFoum, and it's my major complaint with the One. I'm out of town, but when I get home, I'm gonna try just touching the LCD screen suggestion.
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Post 5 made on Wednesday February 11, 2009 at 13:50
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I've found that pressing the Activities button works well. I agree that touching the screen once also works.
Post 6 made on Saturday February 14, 2009 at 15:28
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I too, just touch the screen. Always works.
David
Post 7 made on Saturday December 4, 2010 at 10:47
eddieras
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i've had the One for a while without issue of it waking up - but lately it doesn't respond. is there anyway to fix this?? any ideas?
thanks
Post 8 made on Friday December 10, 2010 at 12:43
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Hi ALL,

I've had the One for quite some time and it has been one of the best remotes I've ever had. That being said, I too am now having trouble with the tilt sensor. Many times I have to shake it rather hard to get it to wake up. At first it annoyed me but now I just either hit the touchscreen, which will wake it but not send a command, or hit Activities.

Just today I noticed that the up arrow has to be pressed some what harder to work, but at least its still working.

The tilt sensor problem seems to be kind of common, but is still a very good remote!

Gerry
Post 9 made on Sunday December 12, 2010 at 08:38
rehaz1
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On December 10, 2010 at 12:43, Gerryex said...
Hi ALL,

I've had the One for quite some time and it has been one of the best remotes I've ever had. That being said, I too am now having trouble with the tilt sensor. Many times I have to shake it rather hard to get it to wake up. At first it annoyed me but now I just either hit the touchscreen, which will wake it but not send a command, or hit Activities.

Just today I noticed that the up arrow has to be pressed some what harder to work, but at least its still working.

The tilt sensor problem seems to be kind of common, but is still a very good remote!

Gerry

Try doing as firmware update in safe mode to see if that will fix the tilt sensor problem.
Post 10 made on Tuesday December 14, 2010 at 19:23
eddieras
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thanks- i'm not sure i follow you - regarding 'safe mode'. how is that done? thank you so much for your assistance!
Post 11 made on Wednesday December 15, 2010 at 09:59
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On December 14, 2010 at 19:23, eddieras said...
thanks- i'm not sure i follow you - regarding 'safe mode'. how is that done? thank you so much for your assistance!

Remove the battery from the remote, then while holding the Off button, replace the battery, the display should say Harmony Safe Mode, connect your remote to your PC and then do a Firmware update, followed by Updating your remote to restore your settings to the remote.
Post 12 made on Wednesday December 15, 2010 at 17:51
eddieras
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thanks so much - i'll give that a shot!
Post 13 made on Wednesday December 15, 2010 at 18:40
eddieras
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i just tried it - safe mode, firmware update and reg update - unfortunately it didn't work - still not really waking up = thanks tho
Post 14 made on Sunday January 2, 2011 at 11:28
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Its not the best tilt sensor but works most of the time. Sometimes I have to give mine a few wiggles to wake it up, vertical is best, and on other times when its just sitting on the sofa arm it just wakes up by itself due vibrations alone!!
m4rk


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