LED notification light

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  1. tishabarr

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    My LED notification light has stopped working. It was working when I went to bed last night, but when I woke up this morning, I noticed its not working. I turned the phone off, and did a battery pull, and still nothing. I don't use the flashlight apps that use the led light often. I've only used that like twice in 6 months. Any ideas?
     
  2. ClaudioKilgannon

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    Do you have 2.1? This is an annoying feature to "save battery life". It only works when the screen is off. I hate this and wish someone would find a way around it.
     
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    I do have 2.1, but I don't think thats my problem. I doesn't come on at all. I even went into my missed call app to test it since it shows the notification colors if you select it. Still didn't work.
     
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    I haven't rooted before, but this "feature" is enough to make me think about rooting. Do rooted builds based on the ESE81 2.1 have this "feature" too?
     
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    Does it come on when the screen is off? Try to do a test notification but don't clear it out the lock the screen. If it doesn't blink then it maybe a hardware failure. And as far as I know, yes it is a feature of 2.1 in general whether rooted or not. Before I went official 2.1 I was rooted with ultimatedroid and this was getting on my nerves.
     
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    Ugh, it's even worse than I thought.

    I tested by e-mailing myself. I have Gmail Notifier handling the LED light.

    On the plus side, when my phone's screen is off, the LED turns on. If I turn the phone screen off, the LED turns off. But at least when I turn the screen on again, the LED turns back on.

    However, if the e-mail comes in when my phone's screen is on, the LED light never comes on, even if I turn off the screen without clearing the notification. I don't have my e-mail set to vibrate (nor do I want to), so if I'm doing something full screen and turn my phone off, I'll never know I have e-mail unless I check for notifications.
     
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    Right like I said, its a very annoying feature. I mean really, leds do not use that much energy so its kinda pointless.
     
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    If this feature really is new for the 2.1 update, they really need to fix this. I did this over and over and some of the times the led blinked when I got a text, and then other times it didnt blink at all. Very annoying.
     
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    This is so annoying to me. As someone who is hearing impaired, I rely a lot on those light notifications whether my phone is on or off! I thought my phone was broken and even called Motorola by suggestion of Verizon to see if it was due to the upgrade and the level 2 customer service Guy said no way and had me factory reboot my phone to try and fix it! I lost so much because of that...whether you want to lose battery power from using your LED should be your choice because for someone like me, I would rather charge more often then have a useless phone because I don't know I have something waiting. Grrr!
     
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    I think we should all gripe to Motorola/Google because this is so stupid and annoying. As everyone else has stated it sucks not being able to see that you have a certain message, seems kinda pointless that I went through and set up various colors for different notifications if I can't view them. This is especially annoying when in a full screen app, which is most of them, so I have to exit out just to see if it was worth checking on. AUUUUUGH!
     
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    Just putting this out there so you guys know. The cyanogen mod does have working LED's all the time. Whether or not the screen is on.
     
  12. ClaudioKilgannon

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    Ill have to use that when 2.1 gets rooted...never should have gone official
     
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