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Xperia Mini Pro Sk17i ambiance light sensor disable/broken?

10th April 2014, 03:30 AM   |  #1  
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Hi out of the blue my Xperia Mini Pro Sk17i ambiance light sensor is either disable or broken ,

when i open service menu by dialing *#*#7378423#*#* , ambiance light sensor just show value = 0, i shine lights over also won't change....
is it possible its disable or broken? please help, my phone is out of warranty, i was hoping for a DIY repairs on it, any guide or tips on which part should i replace,?

thanks in advance
11th April 2014, 04:40 AM   |  #2  
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Hey there. I'll just assume you're using a stock rom, and I'll asume it (your light sensor) is actually broken.

"Repairing" it wont be cheap, because it's part of the flex ribbon/cable assembly, which also holds the front camera, notification LED, proximity sensor, home button, display/touchscreen assembly connector and speaker pins. Pretty much everything is soldered to this component.

There *could* be a problem with your flex ribbon. Perhams some of its wires are starting to break? I know this can lead to all sorts of issues, because it started messing with my LED some months ago. But, on the other hand, it might just be a faulty sensor.

Whatever it might be, I say you leave it as it is. Replacing the flex is no joke on the XMP.
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Hi out of the blue my Xperia Mini Pro Sk17i ambiance light sensor is either disable or broken ,

when i open service menu by dialing *#*#7378423#*#* , ambiance light sensor just show value = 0, i shine lights over also won't change....
is it possible its disable or broken? please help, my phone is out of warranty, i was hoping for a DIY repairs on it, any guide or tips on which part should i replace,?

thanks in advance

thanks for the reply.... im not on stock rom , its 4.04 zelly cream 6.0 AWESOME ROM!!! love it... but before i flash this, i already have issue with the sensor ...

hmm i saw a video on replacing the lcd screen, seems not that hard, just lots of steps... but problem is im not sure where to find the replacement part for the board as u mention, the lcd is common in ebay, etc...

thanks for the reply by the way. i willing to fix it myself as i love this phone alot!! i use it for work,papago gps map, calls, fb ,messaging thats all.. the keyboard and its compact body is my fav combination...
11th April 2014, 12:56 PM   |  #4  
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Search on ebay for "flex cable sk17i".

Before disassembly please make sure that the cable you will receive has all the sensors and the camera. The first time I purchased such a cable, it came without proximity sensor... Unfortunately I cannot upload pictures or links, but google is your friend, right?
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12th April 2014, 03:59 AM   |  #5  
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If I were you, I'd look for a flex ribbon with the "1241-7544" part number between the big gray square and the display port/slot. Genuine parts WILL have this number, cheap knock-offs don't (at least most of the time).
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