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General black screen on phone calls

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Drognar, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. Drognar

    Drognar Active Member
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    I've noticed when I make a phone calls, the screen shortly times out and goes black, its really annoying, I often have to shake my phone to see anything, any way to permanently keep the screen on? I hate this.
     

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  2. mdeblaz

    mdeblaz Well-Known Member
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    the blank screen while in a call has been increasing for me lately. It's as if the sensor is malfunctioning... most of the time the only way I can get the screen back on is to hit the End button... which, go figure, Ends the call... Extremely annoying when I'm in a call center menu and can't access the number pad.
     
  3. Podivin

    Podivin Well-Known Member
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    Make sure the area above the sensor (top left as you're looking at the phone) is CLEAN.
    Also, pressing one of the volume buttons should help to un-blank the screen.
     
  4. Shnuddy

    Shnuddy Well-Known Member
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    Or the trackball
     
  5. mdeblaz

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    I'll try the other buttons again... my screen is always clean and don't have a screen protector. It's also random that this happens.
     
  6. Boulder257

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    Same problem here and it only recently started. It goes away after I do a battery pull, but only for a few days. Then it reappears. I can only suggest the battery pull to avoid it for awhile.
     
  7. Drognar

    Drognar Active Member
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    no luck with that actually, my sensor is definetly clean, I think increasing the volume might help, but shaking always works too.
     
  8. Blizzard

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    Mine started doing the same thing 2 days ago.

    I love the Eris, but as a phone it stinks. Nowhere near as good as my Dare.
     

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