Keyboard back light?

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid 3' started by rda990, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. rda990

    rda990 Active Member

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    Is it just me or does the phone not have a keyboard back light? I have tried going into a pitch black room and it won't come on, I have also gone into every setting and found nothing about it, pretty dumb if it doesn't have one.
     
  2. jaycemiskel

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    It definitely has one. Not sure why yours isn't working.

    Sent from my DROID3 using Tapatalk
     
  3. Venom51

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    You have to hold it up to the sun so it can shine through the back of the phone. :D
     
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    Sometimes the backlight is a little random...
     
  5. rda990

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    Looks like mines going back...it hasn't even turned on since i first booted it so I thought it didn't I guess it was DOA.
     
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    I would at least try a factory reset before bringing it back. This will reset everything on the phone and remove all of the apps.
     
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    Yeah mine comes and goes
     
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    As far as I can tell, the backlight is "smart" and making use of the same sensor that prevents cheek dialing while you're on the phone. If your backlight goes off, shield that sensor and watch it come back on.

    I was wearing a bright white t-shirt with the phone brightness up in a dark room, and that was enough to turn the darn thing off, so I'd say "smart" is not the word I'd use. I wish the sensitivity were user adjustable.
     
  9. volando

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    These things should really be settable - like an option to "only dim the keyboard/virtual buttons when the screen dims"
     
  10. jstafford1

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    I've noticed the sensor is pretty sensative too. Also the backlight does go off without use. Not sure what the limit is, but I know when the screen dims before going off completely is around when they backlight goes off. Just tap the screen and it comes back or start typing again. Seems like they are trying to wring every bit of battery life they can.

    end of line...
     
  11. b00mb00mchuck

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    I like that whole idea of battery savings...

    And to the OP... when you get one that works... you'll love it.. best backlighting i've seen
     
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    The keyboard on my Ally was notorious for this, would be on when there is plenty of lighting, and would be off if I was laying in my bed at night in the dark texting someone. The one on my D3 seems to be a lot better, it usually is on if the room is dark, but it seems to time out pretty quick and shut off.
     
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