screen turns off when swiping threw apps

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    Just got droid max 2 days ago to replace my HD when I go into my main app menu and swipe threw em my screen turns off I've tried everything clearing memory changing things around with the display settings I can't figure it out
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    Screen protector perhaps blocking the proximity sensor?

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    Thanks I feel like an ass I still have the factory proctor on it i have not had Time to get to Verizon for new ones I did the amazon 69buck deal and would not let me add things to the order
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    Yep. That'll do it. Take a pair of scissors or razor blade and cut out the sensor area and you're good to go.

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    I can deal with it till I get to Verizon tomorrow
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    My maxx just did the same thing .... I have no protector , and my finger was nowhere near the sensor at all.... Strange...

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    I think lighting in the area your in has something to do with it to
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    The sensor for the maxx is a little too sensitive..I can put my hand an inch away from mine and it will black the screen..
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    The sensor is set by the factory for a distance of 3cm. That's about 1.2 inches. It may be too far a distance and might be better set to perhaps 1/2" instead, however it is what it is.

    To see it in action, download and install;

    Proximity Sensor Finder
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tigermonster.proxfinder&hl=en.
    Sensor.JPG

    Once run, it will display one of two values (on Motorolas). It will either say 100cm or 3cm. As you bring your hand closer to the sensor from above the screen, once you reach a distance of approximately 3cm, the display should change to 3cm. For other phones/brands it may actually give you a dynamic reading of the distance but not with Motorola.
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