I have a Model 01036 and the backlight display keeps going off at about the same time everyday

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I have a Model 01036 and the backlight display keeps going off even when I turn it on. I would like to be able to keep it on just started 3 or 4 days ago new batteries it is plugged in but for reason everyday now it keeps going off about 4pm seems to be the time everyday is there some setting im missing i hate to do a reset if possible because my barometer just got out of the learning mode acouple days ago
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Wendell Gambilll

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Posted 2 years ago

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Some models (not mine) have an "auto dim" setting that dims the units at "night".
(Unfortunately, it doesn't use room brightness to activate the dim function.)
Instead it uses time of day to decide - "gee, it's getting dark outside, I should dim the display..."

I suspect you turned this "auto dim" function on by mistake.

Since it's dimming earlier than I would think it should, you should also check that you have the clock set (both tine and date) properly. It might also use your location to help it decide when sunset is (I don't know, maybe ZIP CODE)? I'd provide better directions but, like I said, my unit doesn't have this feature, so I'm just guessing.

~ Rick
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Wendell Gambilll

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From what i can tell mine does not have the auto dim either just the little bulb on on top of it to turn on or off but now its doing it in the mornings now and i know its nothing to do with being plugged in because it dont go right back off it will stay damn near a day but then off once again but thank you Rick for trying to help me maybe one of the acurite people will see this question and eventually help me
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Hi Wendell,

Please make sure you have the Adapter plugged in nice and tight to the display. If it is loose this could cause the reasoning for the display backlight going out. If that is the case, I would recommend doing a factory reset. The steps are below:


Please verify that you are using a name brand (Rayovac or Energizer) standard
alkaline batteries in the display unit. We do not recommend using anything that
is heavy duty, rechargeable, store brand or Lithium inside of the display.

- 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
- Verify that the unit has powered on and once connection has been made,
attempt to set time and date.

If this does not correct the problem please contact our AcuRite customer support at 877-221-1252 for a possible warranty claim. Thank you. Have a good day!