Droid 1 Display Pulsing - new problem

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    My Moto Droid1 just started having an annoying problem: every 10 seconds the display flashes on for one second, running down the battery. I tried pulling the battery a couple of times, but no help. Anyone else deal with this problem?
     
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    Did you just install something?
    Sounds like an app is trying to prevent the phone from sleeping.
     
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    I did just install Tripit, but haven't used it. I will try uninstalling that app and report whether or not it eliminates the problem.
     
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    Use Screebl to keep your phone active while you are using it. When you get it there's a video with instructions.
     
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    I uninstalled Tripit but after rebooting, no change.
    I can try screebl, but what does it do?
     
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    BTW, :welcome: to the forum.
     
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    Thanks for the info on Screebl, and for the welcome to the forum. I'm hesitant to load up another app, though, without troubleshooting the source of the current situation. I have also considering rotting the little robot, but haven't yet been convinced of the overall benefits vs the tradeoff of potential bricking.

    Now I need to fill out more of my user info!
     
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    Reboot...you turned it off? pulled the battery? put it to sleep?
    Tripit doesn't mention a permission to prevent the phone from sleeping.
     
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    Pulled the battery, of course.