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Old 08-07-2008, 07:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey everyone,

I have been trying to figure this out for a while but have found no answer. How can I get the keyboard to light up whenever I type on it? I don't want it to light up only when my Blackberry thinks it needs to. Sometimes the snesor doesn't work and I am typing in the dark. I have the auto-dim on. Also, I have the app BBLight but that doesn't seem to work. What should I do?
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Turn off the auto dim and it will always light up.
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Old 08-07-2008, 10:01 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Turn off the auto dim and it will always light up.
I see the OP is on an 8330 but the above statement is a negative on my 4.5 8320. The keyboard lighting is extremely arbitrary. Doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to when it wants to light up.

I upgraded the OS less than two days after buying the device so I can't recall if it was like that before the upgrade or not.
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The device has a built in light sensor. If you press a button to make the screen light up while in a lit area, the keyboard will not light up. But then if you move it under a table, or turn off the lights, it will light up.
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Old 08-07-2008, 11:27 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Or put your finger over the sensor/LED opening on the face.
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With the previous versions of 4.5 my keyboard would not light up at times, even in a dark room. I have the sensor turn off, as always. The latest version of 4.5, at the top of this section, fixed that for me and it lights up all the time.
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Where is the sensor/ LED opening on the face?
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cover up the little spot where the red/green/blue LED flashes
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That didn't work for mine. I have the 8830, could that be different?
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im having the same problem here too...why does it seem like these phones are so damn buggy
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