Laptop and phone anomalies

This topic was created by Conundrum1885 .

  1. Conundrum1885

    Laptop and phone anomalies

    Hi, I have found something astonishing.

    It seems that some phones and laptops I've used have an irritating design flaw.

    The sensor used for detecting lid angle or cover status goes bad resulting in all sorts of odd problems.

    I've documented this fault on many early Eee machines as well as Acer and some Samsung


    In every case so far removing the sensor solves the problems which included going into standby at random, locking the screen in use etc.

    For phones this requires replacement of the screen which can be an expensive option but thanks to these being relatively cheap on older models its repairable.

    The good news, applying a magnetic bias in the negative direction can sometimes repair it temporarily.

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