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Turn off VDS when plugged in?

Discussion in 'Roadster: Technical' started by asgard, Sep 7, 2013.

  1. asgard

    asgard Member

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    Is there any way to turn off the VDS when the vehicle is plugged in? It stays on 24x7. I'm worried that over time the VDS will just fade out or die.
     
  2. dirkhh

    dirkhh Middle-aged Member

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    #2 dirkhh, Sep 7, 2013
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    On mine it turns off after a while (and turns back on as I walk back to the car - tech package with 'open on approach' or whatever it's called).

    Apologies: posted without paying attention to the forum this was in (just reading 'New Posts' as I often do). I have a Model S, not a Roadster, so what I said here is completely irrelevant to the question.
    Sorry.
     
  3. asgard

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    Mine is a 1.5 with no such package as far as I know.
     
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    dirkhh Middle-aged Member

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    Please see my edit to my own post. Oops.
     
  5. NEWDL

    NEWDL R#350 R#1323 Sig23 8136

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    Short answer is no.

    To follow that up though, we have roadster #350 and have had no issues with the VDS
     
  6. dhrivnak

    dhrivnak Active Member

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    I think touch screens like that have a very long life. That is a part I am not worried about.
     
  7. jordanthompson

    jordanthompson 2010 2.0 Sport, VIN 0683

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    I vaguely recall that everything goes out if you lock the car...
     
  8. strider

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    Nope, if the car is plugged in the VDS stays on. It bugs me as well for the same reasons the OP mentioned but I have a "newer" Roadster and after almost 3 years no signs of fading.
     
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    CRT's and Plasma TV/Screens are the screen technology that is highly effected by burn-in, not LCDs so much (from what I found a very small portion of them do).
     

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