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Re: C7 automatic lock / light comes on

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BuffaloPhil
Posts: 6

C7 automatic lock / light comes on

Hope someone can help, my C7 has started automatically locking and unlocking itself, and occasionally automatically switching on the light on the back; there doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason behind it and it's very annoying, especially when it locks whilst I'm in the middle of doing something, or unlocks whilst in my pocket which usually ends up with me phoning someone without realising it!


Sometimes it goes absolutely nuts and will lock/unlock itself continually with less than a second between each event!

 

Has anyone else encountered anything similar, or have any tips to sort it out?

 

Thanks

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blitzkid
Posts: 1,257

Re: C7 automatic lock / light comes on

Have you enabled the automatic screen lock option? If So, disable it and reboot your phone and check whether it auto locks. If it does not and you want the feature on, turn it on again and check if it auto locks as it should. Post your results once you check it.
blitZkid
Nokia C7: Running on Nokia Belle
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BuffaloPhil
Posts: 6

Re: C7 automatic lock / light comes on

There doesn't seem to be an option to disable the auto screen lock, I can set it between 1 minute and 30 minutes but can't disable it.

In general it works after the set time (whatever it's set to) but sometimes it just goes mad and locks and unlocks itself at random, and occasionally switches the light on, this doesn't seem to be affected at all by what the timer option is set to.
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blitzkid
Posts: 1,257

Re: C7 automatic lock / light comes on

I totally misjudged that. It doesn't have the option to disable screen auto lock. Have you turned on the standby breathing light? If so, try turning it on or off and observe your mobile for a day. If that also doesn't work, try a factory reset of your mobile.
blitZkid
Nokia C7: Running on Nokia Belle
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BuffaloPhil
Posts: 6

Re: C7 automatic lock / light comes on

Thanks, I've tried turning the breathing light off (I don't even know what that is!!) so I'll see how that goes. It seems to have calmed down now, anyway, so if it starts doing it again I'll try a factory reset.

Many thanks for your help, blitzkid, hopefully it'll be fine from here-on in!
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blitzkid
Posts: 1,257

Re: C7 automatic lock / light comes on

I'm glad I was able to help you... Keep posting about the status of your problem. If its completely solved, I'll be really glad. Cheers!
blitZkid
Nokia C7: Running on Nokia Belle
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BuffaloPhil
Posts: 6

Re: C7 automatic lock / light comes on

So... for the last six months this seems to have been fine, but recently it's started happening again with a vengeance! As soon as I switch the phone on, it starts locking and unlocking itself immediately, with virtually no time between each change, to the point that the only way to stop it is to remove the battery. I've managed to get it still long enough to try the factory reset but that hasn't helped at all. At the moment the phone is completely unusable, hopefully someone can help!
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nightsky
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Re: C7 automatic lock / light comes on

I am facing exACTLY THE SAME problem.

 

Is there a way out????

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jonpaule
Posts: 2

Re: C7 automatic lock / light comes on

Turning off Power Saving mode worked on mine.

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neha1855
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Re: C7 automatic lock / light comes on

hi.. i am facing the same problem where my nokia c7 locks unlocks repeatedly on its own.. sometimes switching on the flashlight..

plz help.. i have hard reset it 4-5 times.. but its of no use... any suggestions??

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Professor
hpholm
Posts: 406

Re: C7 automatic lock / light comes on

Hi @neha1855 , it's probably a mechanical issue with the lock-unlock slide button. A phone this old will have collected dirt and dust ... The C7 is relatively easy to take apart and clean, if you have the tools and skills. :smileywink:

 

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Hans

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neha1855
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Re: C7 automatic lock / light comes on

thanks hans... will try it out!

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