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Support Home/Menu buttons: light shorting out

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  1. 5280ME

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    So after a little searching, I have found lots of threads about the home/menu/back/search buttons not responding, but nothing really about the lights going on and off. I can get it to do it by working the gyroscope a little (twisting the phone around), and the lights go out. Then if I give the area a good tap they come back on! Is this pretty common?

    On a side note: At least I don't have my light leakage when the lights go out!! :rolleyes:
     

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    Is it only happening when you block the light sensor or unblock it. The sensor is top...near speaker Those lights are not a constant on feature. They turn on in low level light and off in bright lit areas
     
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    The first time I noticed it was in a completely dark room. Then last night when I noticed I could turn it on and off by rotating the phone around, I guess it could have just been picking up the dim lamp next the bed and then not seeing it as I rotated it away from the light!? It was just weird that it would go off and then come back on after I gave it a good tap!?
     
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    Depends on where you were tapping :p.



    Test it out a few times by covering the top half of your phone with your hand in a well lit area
     
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    Just gave that a shot since I'm still at work, and its super bright in here. I covered everything except the buttons for a few minutes with a magazine, and no lights came on!?

    I was tapping right around the buttons! :)
     
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    could be a short ....take it in for repair. i had weird lighting issues on an evo and the replaced the screen and that fixed it
     
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    Thanks for your feedback Mr. Ed!
     
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