Support Sigh..my Droid's keyboard and tactile keys aren't lighting up.

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by 8-Bit-Soldier, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. 8-Bit-Soldier

    8-Bit-Soldier Well-Known Member
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    They are not lighting up no matter how many reboots! Btw, I'm not rooted nor do I run an open home. Would a battery pull do the trick?
     

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  2. daddyd302

    daddyd302 Well-Known Member
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    Is this happening at night or during the day? There's a sensor on the Droid that will light up the key and keyboard. If you cover the sensor, does it light up? It could be defected.
     
  3. gwwjpd

    gwwjpd Well-Known Member
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    I've had that problem a few times, a battery pull (or 2) has fixed mine. Hope it fixes yours, it's hard to text in the dark isn't it.
     
  4. SinfulDragon

    SinfulDragon Well-Known Member
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    I wasn't even aware that it should light up, I've never used the physical Keyboard but just slid it out to see and nope, no lights. I am running Home++ though so that could be my issue, I did try to cover all of the phone to see if that would help
     
  5. mrthundercleese

    mrthundercleese Well-Known Member
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    I'm betting on daytime and not knowing about the sensor :).
     
  6. SinfulDragon

    SinfulDragon Well-Known Member
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    I take it back, cover the sensor and it works like a charm ;)
     
  7. messenger13

    messenger13 Well-Known Member
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    I don't use the auto-brightness feature. You might consider turning that off. Settings > Sound & display > scroll down to 'Brightness'
     
  8. SinfulDragon

    SinfulDragon Well-Known Member
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    Auto Brightness isn't checked, slider is all the way to the right.
    Like I said I am running Home++ so maybe that has something to do with why the sensor is still on?
     
  9. 8-Bit-Soldier

    8-Bit-Soldier Well-Known Member
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    Battery pull did the trick! :D Very glad as everything last night was force closing and not working. Thanks for the help! :)
     
  10. saab_ja26

    saab_ja26 New Member
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    So glad I found this thread. I was having the same issue with my keyboard not lighting up. In my case turning off the auto bright worked.
     
  11. 13lind

    13lind New Member
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    Pulling the battery didn't work for me on my Droid2, but turning the DroidLight on and off did. Droidlight is a 3rd party app that uses the camera LED as a flashlight. Found it on the Market. Good luck!
     

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