September 15th, 2010, 11:18 PM
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Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: San Francisco
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Problems with Proximity Sensor on Galaxy S?
Has anyone had problems with the proximity sensor on the Galaxy S? (Actually, from T-Mobile US, they call it the T959 Vibrant). I've had it only a few weeks, but I have a problem with about 20-30% of my calls.
Dialing is OK, and the screen goes blank when I hold the phone up to my ear. But at the end of the conversation or when I need to pull the phone away to press a digit (e.g., press 3 to delete), the screen is blank, and stays blank. Pressing buttons doesn't help. The only thing that works is holding it up to my head and taking it away a few times before the proximity sensor recognizes that it's not next to my head any more.
Is this a common problem? I imagine I should take it back to the store for a replacement, but wanted to see if others had seen this, or if there was a work-around.
(A little background on me, I've been working on software for mobile phones for 15 years -- remember Unwired Planet, Phone.com, and Openwave? That was me. And I've had an iPhone before, so I know how this thing should work. My G1 finally gave up the ghost and now I'm with a faulty Galaxy S.)
Thanks for any input!