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[Q] Dead Sensors

10th March 2014, 03:43 AM |#1  
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Hi there everyone,
I've been a long time reader but first time poster hehe
I just got a slightly used Note 3 (build N900TUVUBMI7) and upon checking that everything was working properly I noticed some issues with the sensors, so I checked by dialing *#0*# and this is what I got on the Sensor tab: (you can see it in the attached picture) All the values are at ZERO!

I know chances are I just got broken hardware, but if that's not the case, are there are software solutions I could try to restore Sensor functionality?

Thanks.
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10th March 2014, 12:25 PM |#2  
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Originally Posted by Draktalah

Hi there everyone,
I've been a long time reader but first time poster hehe
I just got a slightly used Note 3 (build N900TUVUBMI7) and upon checking that everything was working properly I noticed some issues with the sensors, so I checked by dialing *#0*# and this is what I got on the Sensor tab: (you can see it in the attached picture) All the values are at ZERO!

I know chances are I just got broken hardware, but if that's not the case, are there are software solutions I could try to restore Sensor functionality?

Thanks.


Did you put your hand over the sensor to see if the value change?
10th March 2014, 03:31 PM |#3  
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I just checked one out, that had the same problem. In that case, the previous owner had replaced the screen and damaged the front camera with the sensors. Camera is very easy to replace and cheap. But he'd also broken off two contacts on the motherboard, which must have had a role in the sensor control. Got the camera working again, but not the sensors. If you can't return the phone, it might be worth buying a replacement front camera with sensors, but maybe open it up first, and see if anything is loose or disconnected.

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