Flashlight blinking when turning on and off

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  1. RémiM

    RémiM Active Member

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    Hi there,

    Is anyone else having this issue (if it's an issue): front facing flashlight blinking when turning on or off the device.

    If yes, how to solve it ?

    Thanks!
     
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    hughlle Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Mine blinks when i turn on. Whether right or wrong i simply attibute it to a power on self test of sorts. I really don't see the issue (unless your's is pretending to be a strobe light; mine just blinks maybe twice, that's it)
     
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    As long as my Pro 3 doesn't do it, I wondered why my S3 does it. But I agree with you, it's not an annoying issue.

    Thanks for your answer.
     
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    hughlle Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I don't know, maybe it's simply because the different camera module is designed slightly differently.
     
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    Maybe something related to the Hello/Passport features in the upcoming Win10 ?
     
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    It probably shouldn't happen but I would attribute it to a timing hole. As timing holes go "all timing holes are infinite" meaning no mater how small they are you always fall into it.
     
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    What's the reason of a timing hole ? Processor related I guess ?
     
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    Design or implementation issue, could be firmware, the order you start things etc. The CPU is part of the design.
    If you implement the same way with faster and slower CPUs and get an issue then you didn't account for the difference in the design or implementation.
     
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    Ok thanks for the explanation ;)
     
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    I like that the unit does this. At times when you are believing that the unit might be hung up, seeing the light flash lets me know that the unit is working properly. I look at it more of a feature than anything else.
     
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    My Asus T100 does this by design, but I don't ever recall seeing it from my SP3
     
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    I have never seen anything flashing on my SP3, I don't think there's actually a light there?
     

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