BountyBandit 7 Posted October 12, 2020 Share Posted October 12, 2020 (edited) Hi folks, Been using my Pro1 for a couple of months now. Overall I'm happy and one of the minor annoying things was the screen orientation being a bit flaky. This weekend though I realized something new was going on with the orientation that I could work not around and is a show stopper in terms of physical keyboard use. It also doesn't go away with opening portrait-only apps or restarting the phone. I'm afraid it's 100% reproducible rather than just flaky 😨 I was not able to find another thread so please point me there if there is one. I know there is at least one thread about the flaky auto-orient but this seems different. I think I have a problem with the "sensor" that tells the OS if the slider keyboard is open or closed. And at the moment it seems to be always open. These are the settings (and my preference!) on my phone: Slider -> Landscape orientation lock = ON Display -> Advanced -> Auto-rotate screen = ON System -> Languages & input -> Physical keyboard -> Show virtual keyboard = OFF But regardless if the keyboard is open or close: - it remains in landscape - no virtual keyboard shows When I change to the following setting: Slider -> Landscape orientation lock = OFF Then regardless if the keyboard is open or close - it does auto rotate - no virtual keyboard shows Something else linked to the slider keyboard state is the keyboard backlight. I have: Slider -> Turn on backlight = ON But it's hard to judge through the narrow crack if it is the backlight that goes on when I open the slider or if it is light from the screen leaking though the back. Now that I suspect the OS thinks the slider is always open I live with the thought that the backlight is also always on 🤔 Here is where I can use some help... Before I ask F(x)tec for help or talk about warranty I thought if there is an easy fix maybe someone here knew. Or maybe someone knows how to confirm the state of the slider keyboard open/close or active/in-active. I'm not (really) a coder so I hoped maybe there is an app that shows the state directly. Or maybe someone is confident that from my experience they can tell the phone hardware is broken. Does someone know where the hardware for this "sensor" is? Is it something I could potentially repair myself? But guess that will break the warranty. Still I'm interested as I could maybe just use the knowledge to rule things out. Any help is appreciated, Ben Edited October 13, 2020 by BountyBandit (2nd time of Landscape orientation lock was = ON and should have been OFF Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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