View Full Version : How bad is the backlight on TJ25?
11-22-2003, 10:38 AM
I am currently thinking about wether to get a SJ22 or a TJ25. Personally i would rather like to get the TJ25, because of OS5, the smaller size and the aluminum case. But i have heard the backlight on this one is really bad....So how bad is it really ;)
11-22-2003, 03:43 PM
Some have had problems with it, some have not. I've never experienced a problem with my TJ25's backlight. Also, some have complained about the brightness as well. That's a personal preference thing. I have had all the brightest PDA's both Palm and Pocket PC, and the TJ is surely not the worst. It's "dimmer" than, say, the Palm Tungsten E or T3, but I can see the screen in any light, and have not been unsatisfied.
Just go test drive them at a Best Buy or a store like it first.
11-22-2003, 04:04 PM
I've been using my TJ35 for a couple weeks now. I've got no problem so far. Backlight is fine, personally I don't think the brightness of the screen is a problem. Since I'm using PDA for PIM and reading eBooks, I don't need too bright screens. I just wonder why everybody needs that much bright screen... It's a PDA...
I used to use SJ30, and I was happy with its speed and everything. But say, I'm really happier with my TJ35. ;) I bet you won't regret with it (as long as you get not-dead-backlight one)
11-22-2003, 04:24 PM
From what I've read the backlight problems are on the TJ35 and don't seem to extend to the TJ25.
11-22-2003, 04:35 PM
>From what I've read the backlight problems are on the TJ35 and don't >seem to extend to the TJ25.
Hi. That information makes me a little nervous. :(
I had a TJ25 for a week until I exchanged it to TJ35, and there was no problem with the display. (and brightness was the same as TJ35)
Also I looked at some Japanese Clie user forums and I've found no post about the dead-backlight problem. (Only TJ25 is available in Japan)
11-22-2003, 04:52 PM
The TJ25 backlight is fine, only the TJ35 backlight goes out. Must be the audio jack circuitry.
OK, TJ25 here with the backlight problem after 4 weeks - pressing slightly on the back turns the backlight off - holdinng down the power button doesn't do anything - you have to turn the unit off and then hold so that the backlight comes on.
11-25-2003, 01:16 PM
you should return it, and get it fixed by sony. Or get a warranty so that later down the line you wont lose it
11-25-2003, 02:08 PM
Mine is working fine right now, but, yeah, I'm really warried that the back light is gonna be gone later...
Speaking of warranty, somebody know any good extra warranty services? I found http://www.vikingwarranty.com/ looks nice. but I don't know how it really works.
11-25-2003, 03:42 PM
I hadn't hear of them, but this looks like a good deal. Much better than what BestBuy was offering. So yeah, you have me curious now as well. I guess I will just repeat the questions....
Anyone have experience with Wiking Warranty?
11-27-2003, 02:03 PM
hey coelacanth yours hasnt gone out? Thats cool, what is your serial number
11-27-2003, 02:05 PM
and also where did you purhcase yours, i have heard that different stores and states have bad batches, for instance those who bought online had bad models, in comparison to a few who got perfect ones rom places like BB and CC.
04-14-2004, 05:26 PM
My TJ25 backlight also does out at light press of back panel
After 1 mo. of ownership.
You should contact SONY for warranty services.
866 666 1801 or 877 865 7669
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