Proximity Sensor not working on a call?

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  1. stevo95

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    Anyone else have this problem? when i have the phone to my ear, the screen is still on, i keep pressing keys on the dialpad with my ear.

    A quick google says that the screen is not configurable, is there a way to fix this?

    Thanks
     
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    If you are using a screen protector try taking it off and trying again. Some of them block the sensor.
     
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    no screen protector i'm afraid.
     
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    It's amazing how nobody has a solution to this--I see it mentioned over and over again on Android forums.

    Screen goes active during a call, and disconnects the call 3 or 4 times a day.
     
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    Is your phone plugged in while you're making the call?
     
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    No it isn't
     
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    [FONT=Calibri, Verdana, Helvetica, Arial]I have the exact OPPOSITE problem. When I place a call, the the screen goes black when I put it to my ear. When I pull it down to look a it, or even hang up, I cannot get it to light up again to press "end call" or access the dial pad to input numbers.

    What make me really mad is that this is a replacement for a phone that had a different issue (rattling earpiece). I have a bad feeling I have entered the realm of "other peoples problems" from "factory restored" units. :mad:[/FONT]

    I have a Steinheil screen protector on it. The exact same one I had on my previous Bionic that did not have this issue.
     
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    Does your screen protector have the proper cutouts for the sensor? I know Steinheil was shipping a screen protector that covered the Bionic sensor when it was first released. They've since corrected it, but some early buyers got sent the wrong ones.
     
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    Just ripped it off (eating the expense) an it's working fine. Strange the other proector from the same package didn't affect my original Bionic.

    Thanks!
     
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    I had the same problem with mine when I first got it back in September. The good news is that now Steinheil now has the right ones. They're the best screen protector I've ever used, and I've gone through all kinds of brands before I found these.
     
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