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  1. Big Cam's Avatar
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    Default keyboard keys dont always light up

    Sometimes when on bb browser, when typing the keys don't light up. Help, how do I get them to light up when typing?

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    Have you tried a battery reset?
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    The keys and trackball will only light up when the ambient light sensor detects a low light situation. It's a battery saving feature.

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    Oh because I was in a pitch black room, and they didn't light up.


    Where is the sensor?? Can I cover it with a finger or something?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Cam View Post
    Oh because I was in a pitch black room, and they didn't light up.


    Where is the sensor?? Can I cover it with a finger or something?
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    This has happened to me a few times, no big deal, I wouldn't think.

    As for where the sensor is and if you can "trick it," so to speak, by covering it, you cannot.
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    Just cover the front of the phone and the keys should light up. I know mine do. Also I had a problem with my keyboard not lighting up at all and did all I could get it to work and the phone was actuall defective. I took it back to verizon and they gave me a brand new one

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    Im pretty sure the sensor is located under the status light area. i know this because of the way my fingers are positioned when i play brickbreaker :-D and when i place my finger over the light, the light automatically dims and gets brighter when i move it hopes this helps
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    yup the sensor is right beside the status light..... and a little trick i did for a friend was put tape over the sensor so the lights are always on
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    Quote Originally Posted by jenaywins View Post
    This has happened to me a few times, no big deal, I wouldn't think.

    As for where the sensor is and if you can "trick it," so to speak, by covering it, you cannot.
    Yes, you can - it's right by the status LED, and you can cover it with a finger to trick it into low-light mode.
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    lol this happened to me also
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    damn, thanks guys, so helpful!!
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    theres a setting on your phone: home screen/ options/ screen-keyboard/ "Automatically Dim Back light" and you can switch on and off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rodrigo_emiliano View Post
    theres a setting on your phone: home screen/ options/ screen-keyboard/ "Automatically Dim Back light" and you can switch on and off.
    Hope it helps
    Yes , but that is for the screen only. This is my first PDA type phone that has not had an independant keyboard backlight setting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kronk View Post
    The keys and trackball will only light up when the ambient light sensor detects a low light situation. It's a battery saving feature.

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    this is correct.
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    Keeping your finger over the censor does not apply when your in the pitch black of night and the keyboard still does not light up as I am right now... Took me like 3 minutes to type this. Any ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chindogg View Post
    Keeping your finger over the censor does not apply when your in the pitch black of night and the keyboard still does not light up as I am right now... Took me like 3 minutes to type this. Any ideas?

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    Umm .... Turn a light on!

    I know this was a while ago but incase it will help anyone else as I have just done a search now for the same problem and come across this page so I guess others will. I am not sure why everyone is going on about sensors as clearly in a case like this it is totally irrelevant! But I saw earlier someone said something about the battery, I had a already tried turning it off and on and made no difference but after reading this I removed the battery completely and replaced it and turned it on and now it is working perfectly ... like nothing happened!

    So thanks and I hope that helps if anyone is having the same probem ... quite frustrating!
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    Default same problem on 2 days old 9900

    My key pad does not lit up all the time, got it for two days, I thought my eyesight getting worse.
    Anyway, it lit up walking home last night, but up this morning, room still dark, the keypad light would not come on, try put finger over sensor, or under duvet, no luck. Is that a common fault or is there a setting for it? Do I have a faulty phone?
    It's fine after battery pull, but it's silly to have to do that all the time.
    Thanks in advance!
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    i got half the keypad light up i have try the settings can someone tell me if i can fix it please

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