Help! I'm over my head

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  1. choppedjunk

    choppedjunk New Member

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    OK, So my wife's friend gave her a perfectly good droidX and she in turn gave me her raggedy old Droid1 (a855). It had a dead section on the digitizer so I thought I would try to change it myself. (I like a challenge) Everything went well except the freakin screws holding the screen frame to the sliding plate were a real biatch to get out. When I finally got everything back together the screen worked great, except it always wants to be in landscape mode WTF. So I thought I might have damaged the accelerometer or whatever the hell its called. I downloaded an app to test it and it showed it to work fine. The best I can figure is there is a sensor that tells it when the keyboard is open to change to landscape mode. I must have damaged it in the process. Can this function be disabled or is there an easy fix?
     
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    If it thinks the keyboard is open, there's no way to change that without a hardware fix.
     
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    Well, it would be helpful if I knew what part of the phone controlled that function! Then maybe a hardware fix could be done.
     
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    Surely someone on this forum has taken one of these phones apart enough to know what part controls this function!
     
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    As a sidenote, how did you get those screws out? I cannot get them to budge.

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    There is a small magnet inside the housing that controls the landscape/portrait function.

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