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  1. kapirs

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    Hi,

    I've got a problem with my HTC Desire.
    The LED of my Desire is always on and it is pink.
    Can i turn it off or do i have to send it to HTC for a repair?
     

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    You could check to see if some rogue app has changed the status files for the LED's. I would've thought that they would be reset quick enough next time something tried to write to them, but just in case...

    Using a file manager (ES / Astro) open up /sys/devices/platform/leds-micro p/leds/blue/brightness. Setting this to '0' should turn off the Blue LED. Same goes for Amber (blue + amber = pink/lilac)

    If they were already '0' then it may be a hardware fault, but it's unusual to have two separate components fail in the same way.

    Failing the above, next best may be a factory reset, which you should do before returning for repair anyway.
     
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    Not related to the above, but an issue with my notification LED nevertheless.
    I have turned this off for all applications/items in Settings->Display->Notification Flash. I have my phone still vibrate and make a noise for every item that the phone receives, so the LED as well is not needed.
    However when i get an email in the gmail app the LED still flashes, i've gone into the gmail app settings, but don't want to stop notifications completely which seems to be the only option.
    Has anyone found a way to stop the LED in gmail, but still have it vibrate and make a sound when the email comes through?
     
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    Why does it matter? The LED consumes so little power that it will make no difference to your battery life. Personally, I find the flashing useful, as I regularly miss the sound / vibration if I'm outside.

    Anyway, you can go to Settings -> Display -> Notification Flash, and deselect them all there.
     
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    I've said that i've deselected them all in settings, but that still doesn't stop it flashing.
    I've heard that it can stop the phone from sleeping. Also i have mine in a case so don't see it flashing when it does anyway, so if i don't need it i would prefer to have it disabled.
     
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    Apologies, it was early. Anway, I'm still curious as to why??
     
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    So am i, i don't know why it happens either!
     
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    i can't be the only gmail user here that doesn't want led notifications?
     
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    What I still don't get is why you care. It'll make naff-all difference to the battery life...
     
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