How to turn on the backlight on A2 Lite?

#1
I purchased a secondhand Minix remote yesterday. It was advertised as an A3 but after I couldn't get the voice search to work, I discovered that it was in fact an A2 Lite. I can live without the voice search, but after sunset I discovered that the keys are not backlit. The A2 Lite is advertised as having backlit keys. How do I turn on the backlight?
 

CybeRider

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#2
I purchased a secondhand Minix remote yesterday. It was advertised as an A3 but after I couldn't get the voice search to work, I discovered that it was in fact an A2 Lite. I can live without the voice search, but after sunset I discovered that the keys are not backlit. The A2 Lite is advertised as having backlit keys. How do I turn on the backlight?
There are at least 3 different models of the A2. The A2 so said, the A2 Lite, and the A2 Lite Backlit.

The first two are not advertised to have backlit keys, and there is no way to turn them on. Only the 3rd one is, and the backlit keys are on automatically when you use it. Compare with the pics to find what you really got.

A2:
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A2 Lite:
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A2 Lite Backlit:
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Click the pictures to enlarge and notice the differences.
 
#4
Yes, it turns out that is A2 Lite without backlit keys. I wasted a good part of my day simply because the documentation was unclear that there are multiple products with the same model number, yet different features (backlit keys). It would also be helpful to have the model number clearly displayed on the remote, since I believed the seller when he told me it was an A3 remote. He was a good guy and simply made a mistake in identifying the model number, which again would have been avoided by displaying the model number on the remote. He offered to refund my money, but instead we agreed to a lower price and he refunded the difference.
 
#5
I would still like the backlit keys and voice search so I was getting ready to order one from AliExpress, but I'm reading a lot of reviews about problems with the A3 Backlit version. Should I avoid the A3 Backlit Version and just use the A2 (not backlit) and be happy with it?
 

CybeRider

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#6
I would still like the backlit keys and voice search so I was getting ready to order one from AliExpress, but I'm reading a lot of reviews about problems with the A3 Backlit version. Should I avoid the A3 Backlit Version and just use the A2 (not backlit) and be happy with it?
It is really a question of your own preference. I have an A3 Baclit and love it, but I use a A2 Lite (yes, just like the one you got😁) more often for two simple reasons, voice search means little to me and since I keep the remote for several hours a day in my hands the batteries in this one last much much longer. I even don't find such great need for the keys to glow since they are quite well visible with just the luminosity of the screen.
 
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