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    Blank Screen when using phone

    I just got a replacement Droid, as the first went crazy in the heat and humidity. When I dial on this new one, and put the phone to my ear, the screen goes dark. However, when I lower the phone to enter more numbers, etc it stays dark!! I tried using the on/off switch but it does nothing. If I slide out the keyboad, the screen lights up for a second, but not long enough to use the keypad. I have the timeout set for a minute.
    Ideas?
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    I have the same problem. Techs at the store didn't know what to do either. It drives me nuts. I hate the phone because of this. I hope someone can help Please
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    I'm having the same problem...love the phone except for this.
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    I had the same problem the 1st day I had the MotoDroid. The proximity sensor was bad.

    Good Luck
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    There is a free app in the market called "sensor test" that will give you a readout of the proximity sensor. Mine shows a 6 when nothing is in front and a 0 when I move my finger. The sensor is located in the upper left hand corner of your screen.
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    1st day with the Droid and I am having this issue.
    Last edited by bryanthecomputerguy; 07-14-2010 at 07:53 PM.
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    Check-Out the Market Apps;
    Sensor Test Free
    by AtmoWorker

    I used it to find out why my screen stayed blanked.

    IIRC there were two values that matter for the proximity sensor
    3 & 2. something
    Mine was 3 all the time.
    Last edited by drk1; 07-15-2010 at 05:43 AM.
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    Since there are so many Android phones you need to look to see what people are running. Most of you had Droids except for one guy with an HTC. I thought those worked differently then Moto Droids as far as the proximity sensor goes.
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    I had the same problem with my first Droid. Dead Proximity Sensor. I installed the sensor test app and showed it to the "tech" at Verizon. No issues swapping it after that.
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    screen black out

    I contacted Verizon about this they told me its past my worry free period by 3 days so pretty much too bad, I cant return it and they dont see a problem in manufacturing so they said nothing they can do. Thanks a lot for nothing. If anyone has any ideas let me know. I am stuck with this piece of junk for 2 years. I dont even use it due to my absolute disgust ,. texting and talking but thats about all .
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