no keyboard backlight

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  1. drivebylake

    drivebylake New Member

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    I installed the 2.0.1 update today. However, I just realized that my physical keyboard will not light up anymore. Is anyone else experiencing this problem? Hope my Droid isn't broke.
     
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    It should only light up when you in a dark room. Same with the capacitive buttons on the bottom of the screen. Take your thumb and place it over the top right hand corner of the device and wait a few seconds. The lights should turn on then. This saves battery life...
     
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    Same problem here but covering the light sensor does not work...updated this morning amd have restarted the phone many times. Not happy!
     
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    I guess this is a problem for those of you still using that "battery saving" auto mode? (It hurt my eyes with the constant switching, so I turned that off long ago). I have not seen any problems with backlight of keyboard or screen buttons not turning on.
     
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    It wasn't only my keyboard. My soft buttons wouldn't light up either and was in the dark. However, weird thing was after I posted this, I tried my phone a bit later and it's working now.
     
  6. racklefratz

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    I've seen a number of posts alleging the 2.0.1 update broke their phone. I don't believe any of them. Either the update didn't complete successfully and something got corrupted, or the user is expecting something that's just not there.
     
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    If it happens again... Home Screen > Menu > Settings > Sound & Display > Brightness. Uncheck and than check Automatic Brightness. That seems to "unstick" the non-working backlight on the keys.
     
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    This is happening to me also, what I've noticed though is after locking; then unlocking the screen the problem goes away until another reboot, which it happens again until I lock and unlock the phone. Kinda annoying but thankful for an update atleast.
     
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    It started working again last night after I plugged it into the wall charger. I updated yesterday morning and didn't notice of the soft keys or the keyboard lit up during the day. It's working this morning as well, so hopefully it's fixed...
     
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    It is very strange, but after the update, I noticed that my keyboard lights and and soft buttons would flash on and off randomly (at about 5-10 second intervals) while typing a text message in the dark. This did not happen before the update so I wonder why it is doing this. My automatic brightness is turned off.
     
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    My soft keys seem to do this too. Sometimes it's on and sometimes it's not. Last night I rebooted it and noticed the soft keys were off and I also was in the dark. I turned the auto on and off hoping to fix it and it didn't right away, so I toggled the stock power widgets brightness settings and it came on again. I'm assumeing this is a software issue and not a hardware.
     
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    uggg I had the blinking lights earlier while typing a text message just like amb4582 described...:mad:
     
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    Mine did that before the update. It's just a frekin tad annoying. Usually the lights just went out after about 10 seconds. I don't know if it still happens after the update.
     
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    I had this same backlight problem.... and then it just started working. I even turned the phone off/on and it didn't fix it.
     
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    all my keys lit up fine BEFORE the update. Now I notice that sometimes they lite up and other times they don't ( in a totally dark room).
     
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