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  1. #1
    Carl.
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    The display settings menu (I think) has an auto backlight option to make the
    backlight come on automatically at a specified time. I never used it, so I
    don't know if this is how it would behave.

    I have never had a Samsung with weird problems like that, but it wouldn't be
    the first phone to go crazy.

    "Steve Henderson" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >I THOUGHT it was happening, and the other morning I proved it. AFter I got
    >up, I noticed that the cell had the backlight on bright on the front of the
    >phone. For no apparent reason. Just to see what happened, I left it alone,
    >and went in another part of the house, 13 minutes later, I came back and
    >sure enough, it was still blazing away. tying to deplete every last
    >electron out of the battery. Tapping, shaking, etc didn't douse the light.
    >I had to open it up like I was gonna take a call, and when I closed it, the
    >light went out. I've noticed this before when going up the dark stairs to
    >the bedroom late at night. WHAT IS TURNING THIS LIGHT ON, AND KEEPING IT
    >ON??? Doesn't seem to be any alarms or alerts. Anyway, this wouldn't keep
    >the light on for 13 minutes !!! My backlight setting is set to 15 seconds.
    >My battery life is (at best) about two days since this activity has
    >started. (no wonder - that battery is not designed to light up the world
    >for long periods.)
    >
    > whatzzup? I called T-mobile. amd they're sending me a refurbished phone,
    > but I'd rather know why it's happening.
    >
    > Steve Henderson






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  2. #2
    Steve Henderson
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    Re: Samsung E-105 has a mind of it's own - backlight comes on anddrains battery

    Carl. wrote:
    > The display settings menu (I think) has an auto backlight option to make the
    > backlight come on automatically at a specified time. I never used it, so I
    > don't know if this is how it would behave.
    >
    > I have never had a Samsung with weird problems like that, but it wouldn't be
    > the first phone to go crazy.
    >
    > "Steve Henderson" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >
    >>I THOUGHT it was happening, and the other morning I proved it. AFter I got
    >>up, I noticed that the cell had the backlight on bright on the front of the
    >>phone. For no apparent reason. Just to see what happened, I left it alone,
    >>and went in another part of the house, 13 minutes later, I came back and
    >>sure enough, it was still blazing away. tying to deplete every last
    >>electron out of the battery. Tapping, shaking, etc didn't douse the light.
    >>I had to open it up like I was gonna take a call, and when I closed it, the
    >>light went out. I've noticed this before when going up the dark stairs to
    >>the bedroom late at night. WHAT IS TURNING THIS LIGHT ON, AND KEEPING IT
    >>ON??? Doesn't seem to be any alarms or alerts. Anyway, this wouldn't keep
    >>the light on for 13 minutes !!! My backlight setting is set to 15 seconds.
    >>My battery life is (at best) about two days since this activity has
    >>started. (no wonder - that battery is not designed to light up the world
    >>for long periods.)
    >>
    >>whatzzup? I called T-mobile. amd they're sending me a refurbished phone,
    >>but I'd rather know why it's happening.
    >>
    >>Steve Henderson

    >
    >
    >

    Good thought... I thought I had checked that, but wasn't 1,000% sure, so
    I just went back and checked it again, and it was disabled. I just got
    the new (refurbished) phone today, so I'm gonna see how it does for a
    couple of days before sending my original phone back to them. Thanks for
    the suggestion, tho.
    Steve



  3. #3
    Carl.
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    Re: Samsung E-105 has a mind of it's own - backlight comes on and drains battery

    "Steve Henderson" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Good thought... I thought I had checked that, but wasn't 1,000% sure, so I
    > just went back and checked it again, and it was disabled. I just got the
    > new (refurbished) phone today, so I'm gonna see how it does for a couple
    > of days before sending my original phone back to them. Thanks for the
    > suggestion, tho.
    > Steve


    I am curious if the backlight for the main color display also comes on. Can
    you see through the side if the color display is on also? Maybe it's a
    defective hinge switch.





  4. #4
    Steve Henderson
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    Re: Samsung E-105 has a mind of it's own - backlight comes on anddrains battery

    Carl. wrote:
    > "Steve Henderson" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >
    >>Good thought... I thought I had checked that, but wasn't 1,000% sure, so I
    >>just went back and checked it again, and it was disabled. I just got the
    >>new (refurbished) phone today, so I'm gonna see how it does for a couple
    >>of days before sending my original phone back to them. Thanks for the
    >>suggestion, tho.
    >>Steve

    >
    >
    > I am curious if the backlight for the main color display also comes on. Can
    > you see through the side if the color display is on also? Maybe it's a
    > defective hinge switch.
    >
    >

    I think it was.. and I thought of that, but even if you open this phone
    all the way up, it doesn't stay lit up for 13 straight minutes (and
    counting). So, I dunno...



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