Blank Screen when using phone

Keys29201

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I just got a replacement Droid, as the first went crazy in the heat and humidity. When I dial on this new one, and put the phone to my ear, the screen goes dark. However, when I lower the phone to enter more numbers, etc it stays dark!! I tried using the on/off switch but it does nothing. If I slide out the keyboad, the screen lights up for a second, but not long enough to use the keypad. I have the timeout set for a minute.
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I have the same problem. Techs at the store didn't know what to do either. It drives me nuts. I hate the phone because of this. I hope someone can help Please
 

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I'm having the same problem...love the phone except for this.
 

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There is a free app in the market called "sensor test" that will give you a readout of the proximity sensor. Mine shows a 6 when nothing is in front and a 0 when I move my finger. The sensor is located in the upper left hand corner of your screen.
 

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Check-Out the Market Apps;
Sensor Test Free
by AtmoWorker

I used it to find out why my screen stayed blanked.

IIRC there were two values that matter for the proximity sensor
3 & 2. something
Mine was 3 all the time.
 

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Since there are so many Android phones you need to look to see what people are running. Most of you had Droids except for one guy with an HTC. I thought those worked differently then Moto Droids as far as the proximity sensor goes.
 

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I had the same problem with my first Droid. Dead Proximity Sensor. I installed the sensor test app and showed it to the "tech" at Verizon. No issues swapping it after that.
 

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screen black out

I contacted Verizon about this they told me its past my worry free period by 3 days so pretty much too bad, I cant return it and they dont see a problem in manufacturing so they said nothing they can do. Thanks a lot for nothing. If anyone has any ideas let me know. I am stuck with this piece of junk for 2 years. I dont even use it due to my absolute disgust ,. texting and talking but thats about all .
 

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I contacted Verizon about this they told me its past my worry free period by 3 days so pretty much too bad, I cant return it and they dont see a problem in manufacturing so they said nothing they can do. Thanks a lot for nothing. If anyone has any ideas let me know. I am stuck with this piece of junk for 2 years. I dont even use it due to my absolute disgust ,. texting and talking but thats about all .

Call *611 and ask to speak with a smartphone tech. My 1st droid was collecting dust underneath the glass, and it was ten days past my 30, and they offered to replace it at no cost. They shipped, i swapped, no problems. I've had bad luck with stores, but nothing but love from 611. Worth a shot, anyway. Sometimes it's also luck in terms of who you talk to. Good luck.

Sent from my Droid
 
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Blank screen

How long have u had the phone? I contacted motorola directly and they said they warrant it for a year, and I can send mine back directly to them, but you do not get a loaner, etc. So I am going back to verizon...seems to be the proximity sensor.
 

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I've had this problem regularly for about two months. it's been driving me nuts. If i waited several minutes, it would then work again. when using an earbud (bluetooth) it worked fine. I use the screen protectors to stave off scratches, and mine was getting pretty dirty, and making poor contact. i replaced it yesterday, and now the phone works flawlessly. must have had something to do with all the dirt between the protector and screen.
 
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Keys29201

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Mine started when I got the new phone. The screen stayed blank so I could not imput the necessary info to activate it! Took about 10 tries. I now mostly have to take out the battery to end a call....
 
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