1. Download our Official Android App: Forums for Android!

Root Soft Keys Not Lighting Up...

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Air, Mar 26, 2011.

  1. Air

    Air Newbie
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    15
    Posts:
    15
    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2010

    Oct 12, 2010
    15
    0
    15
    Journalism Major
    Los Angeles, CA
    I must be ignorant if somebody has posted something similar to mine but the soft keys on my Ally are not lighting up. And I realized this yesterday when I was in my friend's really dark room. She was trying to use my phone and the front buttons were just off. So I was wondering if there is any fix to this issue? Thanks in advanced! :)


    P.S. yes my physical keyboard lights up perfectly fine but I just don't understand why the soft keys don't light up.
     

    Advertisement

  2. GRZLA

    GRZLA Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    93
    Posts:
    527
    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2010

    Aug 20, 2010
    527
    211
    93
    Grand Prairie, TX
    This happens when your battery gets low, its to save battery.
     
  3. Air

    Air Newbie
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    15
    Posts:
    15
    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2010

    Oct 12, 2010
    15
    0
    15
    Journalism Major
    Los Angeles, CA
    Yes I understand that and noticed it does that but now the buttons don't come back on even when the phone is fully charged. I already turned it all the way off, took the battery out, reboot it about 3 times and they're still off :p
     
  4. xtcvapor

    xtcvapor Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    18
    Posts:
    63
    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2010

    Sep 17, 2010
    63
    11
    18
    North Carolina
    When you make a call, does the screen go dark? Or does it stay lit as you put it to your face? Sounds like a hardware issue if you said yes to either one... get it replaced under warranty
     
  5. PowerBomb

    PowerBomb Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    93
    Posts:
    542
    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2010

    Jul 7, 2010
    542
    104
    93
    Chicago
    Good point. You're referring to the light sensor of course which is supposed to turn off the screen when the phone is held up to your face, etc. This leads me to ask, does the original poster maybe have some sort of case or cover on the phone? Can't block that top right corner of the screen, the phone won't ever know if you're in light or darkness.
     
  6. Air

    Air Newbie
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    15
    Posts:
    15
    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2010

    Oct 12, 2010
    15
    0
    15
    Journalism Major
    Los Angeles, CA
    Yeah my light sensor works fine, it does turn off when I hold it or cover it during a phonce call but what I'm more concerned about is the soft keys on my phone.

    Does the light sensor have anything to do with those keys? And also no I don't have a case on, not even a screen protector over te light sensor area and it is not diry around that are.
     
  7. death2all110

    death2all110 Android Expert
    Rank:
     #95
    Points:
    313
    Posts:
    1,996
    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2010

    Jun 25, 2010
    1,996
    1,210
    313
    Male
    Systems Administrator Windows/Unix
    Illinois, US
    Sounds like a hardware issue. But yes the light sensor up top does control those.
     
  8. Air

    Air Newbie
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    15
    Posts:
    15
    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2010

    Oct 12, 2010
    15
    0
    15
    Journalism Major
    Los Angeles, CA
    Oh I see, well thanks everybody atleast I don't have to kill myself to get those working again :p
     
Tags:

Share This Page

Loading...