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Sigh..my Droid's keyboard and tactile keys aren't lighting up.

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by 8-Bit-Soldier, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. 8-Bit-Soldier

    8-Bit-Soldier Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    They are not lighting up no matter how many reboots! Btw, I'm not rooted nor do I run an open home. Would a battery pull do the trick?

  2. daddyd302

    daddyd302 Android Enthusiast

    Is this happening at night or during the day? There's a sensor on the Droid that will light up the key and keyboard. If you cover the sensor, does it light up? It could be defected.
  3. gwwjpd

    gwwjpd Well-Known Member

    I've had that problem a few times, a battery pull (or 2) has fixed mine. Hope it fixes yours, it's hard to text in the dark isn't it.
  4. SinfulDragon

    SinfulDragon Android Enthusiast

    I wasn't even aware that it should light up, I've never used the physical Keyboard but just slid it out to see and nope, no lights. I am running Home++ though so that could be my issue, I did try to cover all of the phone to see if that would help
  5. mrthundercleese

    mrthundercleese Well-Known Member

    I'm betting on daytime and not knowing about the sensor :).
  6. SinfulDragon

    SinfulDragon Android Enthusiast

    I take it back, cover the sensor and it works like a charm ;)
  7. messenger13

    messenger13 Android Expert

    I don't use the auto-brightness feature. You might consider turning that off. Settings > Sound & display > scroll down to 'Brightness'
  8. SinfulDragon

    SinfulDragon Android Enthusiast

    Auto Brightness isn't checked, slider is all the way to the right.
    Like I said I am running Home++ so maybe that has something to do with why the sensor is still on?
  9. 8-Bit-Soldier

    8-Bit-Soldier Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Battery pull did the trick! :D Very glad as everything last night was force closing and not working. Thanks for the help! :)
  10. saab_ja26

    saab_ja26 Lurker

    So glad I found this thread. I was having the same issue with my keyboard not lighting up. In my case turning off the auto bright worked.
  11. 13lind

    13lind Lurker

    Pulling the battery didn't work for me on my Droid2, but turning the DroidLight on and off did. Droidlight is a 3rd party app that uses the camera LED as a flashlight. Found it on the Market. Good luck!

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