Display brightness on 01536/8900123/v3

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I just received this unit. It is plugged in and working correctly except I cannot see the display very well. I read the other posts about changing the brightness but those instructions did not work for me. When  I press the lightbulb, it will get bright, but after a few seconds it gets (too) dim again.

Thanks for any help!
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Laura Hughes

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AcuRite Rachell, Employee

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Hello Laura,
What brand of batteries are you using in your display? Have you tried other outlets in your home? If you have, please verify you are using the battery recommendations and try the troubleshooting steps listed below. Thank you.

To do a pinhole reset: (THIS WILL CLEAR ALL OF YOUR HISTORY AND YOUR SETTINGS)

Batteries:

•Verify you are using fresh alkaline batteries or lithium batteries (when temperature is below -4°F/-20°C) in sensor.

•Quality brand batteries are recommended, including Duracell, Rayovac, Energizer, or Kirkland.

•Verify batteries are fresh. The battery expiration date should be at least 6 years out. Batteries can lose 3% power or more every year in storage.

•Heavy duty, extra strength or generic / store brand batteries are not recommended for use with AcuRite products because they may cause performance irregularities due to the way these types of batteries disperse power. Each battery should not exceed 1.6 volts.

•Rechargeable batteries are not recommended for use with AcuRite products because they may cause performance irregularities due to the voltage instability of these types of batteries.

•Mixing different battery types (brands, old/new, etc.) is not recommended.


- Remove all power, AC adapter and batteries from the display unit.
- Press and hold down the pin hole reset button, located in the battery compartment, for 20 seconds.
- Plug back into AC power and insert recommended batteries.
- Press and hold down the pin hole reset button for an additional 20 seconds.
- Verify that the unit has powered on and once connection has been made, attempt to set time and date.