Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > HTC Droid Eris

test: Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old December 23rd, 2009, 03:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Syv3n's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 235
 
Device(s): Droid 2, Droid X, Droid Incredible
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 79
Thanked 34 Times in 18 Posts
Default Phone randomly goes dim

My phone randomly goes dim in the middle of using it. I can unlock it and start to text message and it is bright like it should be and just randomly goes dim and stays like that in the middle of the text messaging. Has anyone else experienced this? Any suggestions?

Advertisements
Syv3n is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old December 23rd, 2009, 03:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Ataranine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: McLeansville, North Carolina
Posts: 600
 
Device(s): HTC Droid Eris
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
Default

Is your Disable Auto Backlight option checked?
__________________

Quote:
Originally Posted by andrewdoane on AT&T's 3G
iPhone doesn't need to have simultaneous web browsing and call. They drop so many calls you just wait till the call is dropped, get your movie time, then call back and shout it in the 8 seconds before the second call is dropped. No big deal.
Ataranine is offline  
Last edited by Ataranine; December 23rd, 2009 at 03:57 PM.
Reply With Quote
Old December 23rd, 2009, 05:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
Member
 
RC Addict's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: El Paso, TX
Posts: 257
 
Device(s): Current: THE Incredible Had: Eris Tried: Motorola Droid--SUCKED
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 6
Thanked 2 Times in 1 Post
Default

Yep, thats auto-dim for you.
RC Addict is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old December 23rd, 2009, 09:09 PM   #4 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 6
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

This has happened to me a few times and my auto backlight is disabled with my brightness set at 25%. I had to power down the phone to get it to return to normal the first time it happened. All of the other times just putting it to sleep fixed it.
willywayne is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old December 23rd, 2009, 09:57 PM   #5 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
ericDylan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 618
 
Device(s): Droid Eris DInc 1 DInc 2 TF101 TF201
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 129
Thanked 34 Times in 29 Posts
Default

i have just had this happen to me today. but it went back to normal when i put it to sleep and woke it up but it is kinda wierd... hope the problem doesnt continue!
ericDylan is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old December 24th, 2009, 09:36 AM   #6 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 4
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I've had this issue as well, its nothing phone breaking but it is an annoyance at times, but hey nothings perfect I guess, just gotta press put it to sleep quick to bring the brightness back up.
Crimson770 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old December 24th, 2009, 11:56 AM   #7 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Ruben's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 1,152
 
Device(s): HTC Droid Incredible
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 106
Thanked 349 Times in 109 Posts
Default

The light will dim when it is "thinking." For example, landscape to portrait, it will dim. Also, as everyone said, the auto backlight thing, but I love that feature.
Ruben is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old December 27th, 2009, 04:14 PM   #8 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 1
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

There is a light sensor built-in right by the Verizon logo at the top of the phone. That is what is causing your random dimming. Try and put your finger above the sensor, then get direct light on it, then place your finger above it... you get the picture.
igot3ballz is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old December 27th, 2009, 06:49 PM   #9 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 6
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

It's not the light sensor. When it happens the only way to make it stop is to put the phone to sleep. It started right after the update. I just hope the update to 2.0 or 2.1 fixes this and a few other glitches. But the screen issue really isn't a big deal for me.
willywayne is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old December 27th, 2009, 08:05 PM   #10 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Bswartz95's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Posts: 1,101
 
Device(s): Eris - Nonsensikal v15.2
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 36
Thanked 41 Times in 39 Posts
Default

Yep, seems like a common problem. I've never had to power down and turn it back on. Just putting it to sleep and waking it up has worked for me.
Bswartz95 is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old January 3rd, 2010, 07:56 AM   #11 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 25
 
Device(s): Droid Mini Galaxy Tab 2 7.0
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I just got my Eris yesterday and was planning on taking it back to the Verizon store because of the dimming. The auto light sensor was the problem. I held the phone up in front of a light and slid my thumb over the top left corner, and the light dimmed. Removed my thumb and it got brighter. You can barely see the sensor. Thanks for pointing that out!
rick12 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply

HTC Droid Eris
Current Rating:
Rate this Phone:

The HTC Droid Eris launched for Verizon Wireless on November 6th in part as the carrier's first Android Phone. However it was overshadowed by the other member of the inaugural Verizon Droid duo - the Motorola Droid. The Droid Eris might look fa... Read More



Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > HTC Droid Eris
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:09 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.