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  1. redplate

    redplate Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Anyone know what a red light by the Proximity Sensor means? It is red red not like the orange when charging. Also I had some weird headset symbol in the top bar. Any help would be appreciated
     

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  2. copestag

    copestag Well-Known Member

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    my LED is always red when charging..... never seen an orange one

    as far as the headset symbol it could be a few different things....... what does it look like specifically?
     
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    redplate Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    No it is not the same as the charging led it is a weird dark red light next to the proximity sensor.
     
  4. copestag

    copestag Well-Known Member

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    we're talking about an Eris right?? theres no bulb/light of any type on that side of the phone.......... if you have a red light there then you have a problem Im sure
     
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    redplate Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thats what I thought... here I will post a pic in a little bit
     
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    redplate Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    [​IMG]


    The image you see is obviously flipped. So the light on the left is the regular charge and notification LED. The light on the right is next to the verizon check mark. That's the red light. Strange enough though the light finallay turned off immediately after taking this pic.
     
  7. willdogs

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    Optical Illusion

    Reflection off the mirror you are pointing your phone at.

    That "imaginary" red light that you claim is coming from the Proximity sensor is too low.

    The Proximity sensor and the Charge/Notification LED are at the same level.

    Looking at my phone at the same area, it is solid black so impossible for any light to be emitted from there.
     
  8. xx_bishop_xx

    xx_bishop_xx Well-Known Member

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    ^ Agreed. Nothin there. Take another picture with the phone screen off, so we can see the reflection of the UFO behind you!
     
  9. redplate

    redplate Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Yes I am trying to trick all you people. Haha. Are you ******ed. Just because it hasn't happened to you doesn't mean it isn't real. I have better things to do during the day then sit around and make up hoax post. Thanks for your help. If someone knows what is going on I would appreciate the help. It may be lower than the proximity sensor but it looks like it is near it.
     
  10. redplate

    redplate Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Ok I am done with this I am calling verizon instead dealing with you stupid asses. I am sick of this forum no one here is helpful unless it comes to leaks or swype so I don't understand why I would expect a decent answer on another topic. I am done with this place. **** you all that think you are smarter than everyone. If you don't have an answer then don't reply
     
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    xx_bishop_xx Well-Known Member

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    Is the top left corner/center of your screen raised/lifted/cracked/beveled in any way?
     
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    you cant see it with the naked eye, i am surprised you were able to photograph it.


    you know how the eris can auto dim and automatically get brighter depending on the light situation? you know how it does that? a light sensor. thats what that thing is.

    if you want to see it, go outside on a bright sunny day and look at your phone (almost parallel). you will see it.
     
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    The position does seem a little low for the proximity sensor, unless it's the angle. Even for a reflection. There is no bulb/LED there that I am aware of.
     
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    Youre garbage kid, grow up.
     
  15. copestag

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    if Im not mistaken ........ that light IS the prox sensor..... the little bulb looking thing actually is an ambient light sensor...... there are 2 sensors in that area (the prox sensor is behind the black).......... why this would be lit is beyond me unless its faulty........

    before this started did you install any app that may be utilizing the prox sensor? its possible the app has a bug............ or maybe a flashlight app thats written poorly and trying to use the prox sensor as a bulb?....... dunno just throwin out ideas

    but that light is coming from the prox sensor and should never be
     
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    I RETRACT WHAT I SAID

    There is something there

    I will post a pic shortly

    Standby...
     
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    Uh oh.
     
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    [​IMG]

    First, Redplate my apologies. You have to understand that to the naked eye it appears as if there is nothing in that area except a solid black area.

    My curiosity got to me, especially after you seemed to be genuinely upset.

    I took a macro photo with flash enabled and look what I see?!

    Sorry bout that.

    Not sure what it can be. Anyone??
     
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    yea, I see a darker black circle in that area as well. You can see it better when in direct sunlight. I noticed it a while ago but never thought anything of it.

    Who knows what that light means?

    EDIT: see above ^^^
     
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    IT is a camera so the government can watch us.
     
  21. copestag

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    read my post above
     
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    Its the ambient light sensor. Apparently yours is on fire! Immediately throw your phone in a bucket of water quick!

    But really its kinda creepy. Try a hard reset if your so inclined and see if that changes anything. It IS the ambient light sensor (How your phone knows how bright to be when you turn on auto brightness)
     
  23. redplate

    redplate Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Sorry I got so pissed. I just had a shitty day. That's it though. It doesn't glow super bright but it is a deep red. It only turned on when the screen was on. Now it is gone. There is either some kind of light in there or whatever it was it was red hot
     
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    Was it hot to the touch ? i was about to put out a theory that it was actually light bleeding through from the back light for the screen. Say if there was a little separation that was allowing the hight intensity light from the screen to bleed into the ambient light sensor which does have a red lens. If it was actually hot then my theory seems incorrect. However, if it was only light, this may be the case.
     
  25. redplate

    redplate Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    It all started when I plugged it in yesterday. At first it got a little warmer than ussual. Then I had some weird thing in my notification bar that looked like the headphones but with a microphone thing. Like a headset. Then I noticed the red light. During this time when I tried to make phone calls the sound was choppy on both ends. It was not low signal. Eventualy the thing on the notification bar went away but the red light stayed on over night until literally 5 seconds after I took that pic. I have not had a chance to call Verizon on the matter yet.
     

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