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General G1 screen/backlight issue, HELP

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ja5983, Mar 24, 2010.

  1. ja5983

    ja5983 New Member
    Thread Starter

    Mar 24, 2010
    I have a G1 on AT&T that i purchased off of craigslist. It worked great for about 3 weeks. Now when i turn it on the backlight shows but there is no display.

    If i mess with the power and menu buttons and flipping the phone open and closed, after a while the screen sometimes shows in landscape and then will work perfectly until i accidentally close the phone.

    Once the phone is closed, the screen does not show @ all. Sometimes under sunlight, when the phone is closed or not displaying open, i can see the icons as if the phone is just not being backlit.

    Has anyone else had this problem? it seems to be software related since the phone works perfectly fine when i do get it to show up and will work that way indefinitely.

    If anyone else has had this problem is there a fix or an easy way to get the screen to show in landscape?


  2. tansoback

    tansoback New Member

    Mar 25, 2010
    I also have this same exact problem. I am forced to leave my phone 'open' all of the time. If I accidentally close my phone, like you also stated, it can take up to 10 minutes for the display to return. I cannot find a consistent remedy and it's frustrating beyond belief.

    Somebody Please Advise.

    PS. No insurance; phone is out of warranty.

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