Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




2997 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 811

Trusted

Topic # 111511 6-Nov-2012 08:41 Send private message

As per the subject, my better half's P500 won't turn off or lock automatically any more. It stays unlocked indefinitely with the screen on.  Even if I use the button to lock it, after a while the screen will light back up on the unlock screen and then not dim.  Obviously this is killing the battery very quickly so not ideal.

What I've tried so far:

* Checked the screen timeout in settings and put it right down to 15 seconds
* turned phone off, left it for a while, then turned back on
* taken the battery out, left it for a while then replaced and turned back on
* tried killing apps in "Running Services" one by one and none of them seem to be the culprit
* Uninstalled the only app she's installed recently (some facebook messenger app)

But it still does it. Any more suggestions to try?

Create new topic
1590 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 293

Subscriber

  Reply # 712690 6-Nov-2012 08:55 Send private message

I have a P500, too, so interested in the solution in case mine goes wonky in the future!

You've done all the things I would have tried. The next things get more and more drastic like factory data reset and reload OS. Hope there is a less drastic solution for you.

Good luck.



2997 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 811

Trusted

  Reply # 712884 6-Nov-2012 13:38 Send private message


Just realised the thread title is wrong. Should read:

"LG P500 - Screen won't turn off automatically and turns itself on"


@linw: Thanks, yeah, looks like I might need to try a factory reset next. Failing that maybe a custom rom...

 

 



1590 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 293

Subscriber

  Reply # 713008 6-Nov-2012 16:18 Send private message

Are you into custom ROMs? Mine is on the XT network - bit worried about ending up with something that no longer connected!

Actually, the biggest nuisance with mine is the constant running low on internal storage. There is just too little of it and we should be spared having to go through the unsatisfactory tweaks to stop the nagging for a week or two. All apps are on the SD card so there is little I can do about it. Trying to find a good solution for this bit haven't found anything acceptable yet.


n4

953 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 73


  Reply # 713061 6-Nov-2012 17:46 Send private message

Perhaps try leaving it in airplane mode to see if it is linked to something accessing the network? Most likely to be an app I would have thought.




Huawei Mate 7, on 2degrees

2731 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 112


  Reply # 713569 7-Nov-2012 15:35 Send private message

The P500 is a massive pain to put a custom firmware onto, largely dependant on what is already on it - not for the faint of heart. I've done 2 of them, one was merely time consuming, the other was a total b@stard.

Get a can of compressed air and blow it into the USB connector, the g/f's was doing the same thing and that fixed it.




Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

National AI group launching next month
Posted 25-May-2017 09:54


New Zealand Digital Future, according to tech companies
Posted 25-May-2017 09:51


New Microsoft Surface Pro delivers outstanding battery life, performance
Posted 25-May-2017 09:34


Garmin VIRB 360 brings immersive 360-degree 5.7K camera experience
Posted 25-May-2017 09:30


Telecommunications monitoring report: Are you being served?
Posted 24-May-2017 11:54


NetValue partners with CRM Provider SugarCRM
Posted 23-May-2017 20:04


Terabyte looms as Vocus users download 430GB a month
Posted 19-May-2017 14:51


2degrees tips into profit after seven lean years
Posted 19-May-2017 09:47


2degrees growth story continues
Posted 17-May-2017 15:25


Symantec Blocks 22 Million Attempted WannaCry Ransomware Attacks Globally
Posted 17-May-2017 12:41


HPE Unveils Computer Built for the Era of Big Data
Posted 17-May-2017 12:39


Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus review: Beautiful, feature-packed
Posted 16-May-2017 20:14


After ten years of mail pain Spark is done with Yahoo
Posted 15-May-2017 13:12


Warnings from security firms: do not click that link or risk your computer being infected
Posted 15-May-2017 10:11


Pushpay named NZ Hi-Tech Company of the Year 2017
Posted 15-May-2017 09:59



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.