20382 - LIVESCRIBE 3 - Smartpen LED color indicators.

What do the different colors of the Livescribe 3 smartpen LED light mean?

Below is a list of the most common LED colors you will see on your Livescribe 3 smartpen:

  • Solid Green:  Paired with a device and recording penstrokes, but the device is not on, not in range (about 10 feet away), or the Livescribe+ app is not running.  Start the Livescribe+ app to reconnect.  If the Livescribe+ app is running, the pen is moved out of range (LED turns solid green), and the pen is moved back into range the LED will remain solid green until the Livescribe+ app is restarted or the smartpen is powered off/on (although this will take several seconds).  Then the LED will turn blue again and the smartpen can transfer data to the app.  If needed, tap the Device Pairing "button" at the bottom of the first page in the Livescribe 3 Starter Notebook to initiate the Bluetooth connection.  
  • Blinking Green: Powered on, waiting for a Bluetooth connection.
  • Solid Blue: Powered on, Bluetooth connected to mobile device. 
  • Blink Yellow 3 Times: Approximately 15% of battery life remaining. 
  • Solid Red: Audio recording in process on mobile device.
  • Blinking Yellow: Firmware update in process.

There is a limit of four devices that the Livescribe 3 can be paired to.  For more information please see 83102 - LIVESCRIBE 3 - Limit of devices that can be paired.

Below is a complete chart of the different LED indicators and associated sounds (if applicable):

 

 

Power State

 

 LED State

 

 Sound

 Power On

Green 

 Two tone up

 Power Off

 LED turns off

 Two tone down

 15% Power Left

 Blink Yellow x 3

 Triple flat

 1 % Power Left

 Blinking Red

None 

Power Down Due to No Power 

 Green to Off

Two tone down 

 Charging in Process

Blink Green x 3 

None 

 

Bluetooth Connection State

 

 LED State

 

 Sound

Available for pairing

Blinking Green

None

Bluetooth Connected

Solid Blue

None

Bluetooth Disconnected

Solid Green

None

 

Application/Paper Action

 

LED State

 

Sound

Tap on Any Paper Button

Blink Current Light Once

Tick

Paper Replay Record

Constant Red

Tick

Paper Replay Pause

Blinking Red

Tick

Paper Replay Stop

Green

Tick

Livescribe+ Message Flag

(e.g app not running)

Blink Yellow x 3

Triple flat

Livescribe+ Task Confirmation

Blink Green x 3

Two flat one up

Unknown Paper Type

link Yellow x 2

Double flat

 

Pen System State

 

LED State

 

Sound

Firmware Update In-Process

Blinking Yellow

None

Pen Failure

Alternate Yellow & White

None

Hard Reset

Turn LED Off then Restart

None

 

Misc Action

 

LED State

 

Sound

ID Pen

Blink White x 3

Triple flat

Find My Pen

Blink Light Blue x 5

Two tone - down up

Programmable Notifications

User defined

User defined

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