I am having a problem with my screen / proximity sensor since replacing the LCD / Digitizer on my Moto X 2nd gen. I assume this is a hardware issue, but my options are limited, so I was hoping that someone here might have an innovative solution…
I cracked my screen a while ago, and finally got around to replacing the screen myself. It went well except that the new LCD is mildly defective, in that it has a yellowish hue. The company I bought the part from was willing to send me a replacement… however, when I tried to get the screen out I badly stripped one of the torx screws. It’s so bad that I brought it to a couple computer / phone stores and they gave up on it too. I have tried every crazy solution possible to get the screw out, so instead of risking damaging my phone more, I decided to live with the screen as is.
Besides the fact that I just spent over 100 bucks on a new screen, I want to put off getting a new phone because I am still on the Republic plan that pays you back for unused data, and I like that plan much more than the new plans.
But here is my actual issue:
Now, when I make a call, the screen goes black instantly. I can’t press any buttons or see the screen unless I plug headphones in. I turned on the ‘power button ends call’ setting, so at least I can end calls now. Additionally, if I squeeze hard on the top left corner of the phone, the screen goes back on, presumably because I’m making some connection that is damaged. I assume it isn’t great for my phone to keep doing this…
What is also annoying is that the same thing happens when I listen to a voicemail. So I can’t see any of the voicemail info when I listen to the message. It is particularly annoying for voicemails because plugging in headphones doesn’t turn the screen on. There seems to be no way for me to see the screen while listening to a voicemail except to squeeze the screen hard and try to hit the speakerphone button.
I have tried downloading a couple apps to make speakerphone turn on automatically. Even when they work, the screen is still black (if I squeeze the phone and am able to turn speakerphone on, the screen stays on. It just doesn’t work when an app automatically turns on speakerphone). I’ve also tried a couple apps related to the proximity sensor, but I assume they won’t work because they are all software related.
Remember, opening up my phone is not an option!
Any ideas on how to best deal with this?