Backlight won't come on

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    I had hoped the upgrade to Gingerbread would fix this. Alas, tis not to be. It's early morning and neither my four touch buttons nor my keyboard will light, even if I turn the display off and back on. There should be a way to force them to stay lit.

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    You had hoped Gingerbread had fixed this? It worked fine before Gingerbread. Gingerbread broke it.
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    Lol

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    It didn't work fine for me in Froyo either.

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    Try AdjBrightness from the Market. It can lock the backlights on and turn them off.
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    Thanks. Downloaded and will try tonight.

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    I've been using AdjBrightness and it seems to work. However, it seems like the settings don't stick. I go into the app and set the brightness of the screen and set the LED buttons to stay lit and exit. They stay lit while the screen is on, but if I shut the screen off and then turn it back on, the LED buttons don't come back on with the screen. I end up having to re-enter the app and do my settings again.

    How do I set things in that app so they will stay set, even if I were to reboot the phone?

    Thank you.
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    Did you hit the "Lock Bright," button?

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    Several times.

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    I'm at a loss here for now... Let me look into it. We may have to make a build.prop adjustment.

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    Unless I'm doing something incorrectly in the app. Either way, at least I have a way to use the LEDs when it's dark now.
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    The back light may have failed. Is there any point at which it lights up?
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    I'm on my second Droid R2D2 in 40 days because of this problem and it just happened again. Does anyone know if this is an Android, app, or hardware problem?

    I had to take the battery out and replace it to get it go light up again.

    Thanks!
    max
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    No you don't need to take the battery out. A restart will fix it. I don't have the problem on my stock D2.
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    It would not restart so the only way to restart it was via taking the battery out.

    My first R2D2 had this issue and it progressively got worse until the point that it would not turn on no matter what was tried, so they replaced it. I never had a problem with my Droid 1. I'm guessing it's software based issue - the question is if it's Android or an app.

    I'm looking for people who have had this issue and solved it.

    Thanks,
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    Using any task killers Max?
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    I was thinking it might be the task killer... I did turn that off already and will see if that fixes the issue.

    Do you suggest any?

    Thanks,
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    Go to Settings -> Display and turn up the brightness.
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    Just happened again. ugh.

    No task killer.

    Had to remove the battery, and boot it up, then repeat to get it to work.

    I killed the auto-brightness option and we'll see if that works.
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2011
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