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Re: N8 screen saver not working.

Professor
kman00
Posts: 449

N8 screen saver not working.

so i noticed this yesterday, when i lock my phone the screen does not go black. no matter what the screen saver option is on ( music player, big clock or even notying) phone gets locked but the screen is on. feel like a hard reset needs to happen soon :smileytongue:
anyone else had a problem like this?
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Advisor
MrNice
Posts: 27

Re: N8 screen saver not working.

someone had this earlier on here, I had the same prob and followed this advise:

- Hold the power key for 10sec odd until you feel a long vibration on phone after it powers down, this has the effect of a battery removal. All was fine when I restarted phone :smileyhappy:
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Advisor
MrNice
Posts: 27

Re: N8 screen saver not working.

Did that work? 

 

I notice you deleted your reply, it would be handy for others with same problem if you could confirm or not whether suggestion helped or not :smileyhappy:

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Professor
kman00
Posts: 449

Re: N8 screen saver not working.

yes it did work but the second restart i did. first one didn't work and did another and worked.
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Contributor
Anjelfew
Posts: 6

Re: N8 screen saver not working.

Yeah so this morning, my phone felt a bit sluggish, so i rebooted and ever since then my screensaver has been busted, i press the keylock and the screen locks, but stays on. i have rebooted about 6 times now, and nothing. The only thing i have found is that when i load up th social ap, it allows me to use the keylock and turn my screen off, its very odd and really annoying.

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Advisor
darrenrone
Posts: 11

Re: N8 screen saver not working.

Restart the phone but DONT touch it for 5 mins and it will start working again.

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Registered Member
gregski
Posts: 2

Re: N8 screen saver not working.

Hit the power button, then scroll down to the "lock phone" option, lock your phone. Use the slider to unlock your phone and you should be back to normal.

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Registered Member
stuh1
Posts: 1

Re: N8 screen saver not working.

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darrenrone wrote:

Restart the phone but DONT touch it for 5 mins and it will start working again.


The shut down and leave for 5 mins worked for me!

 

 

I didn't try the other suggestion of pressing and holding the on/off button for 10 secs. This previously caused me to loose the home screens which reset to default content after lots of customising!

 

The lock and unlock didn't work.

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Registered Member
YiuUK
Posts: 1

Re: N8 screen saver not working.

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Hit the power button, then scroll down to the "lock phone" option, lock your phone. Use the slider to unlock your phone and you should be back to normal.

 

 


 

This worked for me.

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Sage
Posts: 274

Re: N8 screen saver not working.

yeh I came across this aswell... restarted and left the phone boot up all the widgets for a few minutes then it works ok after.

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Arkron
Posts: 4

Re: N8 screen saver not working.

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Regarding the SCREENSAVER FAILURE problem, I have a PERFECT solution!!!

However, I am not sure if this will work for you, because I have SPB Mobile Shell, but it is worth a try!

 

1) Make sure you have the widget for the MUSIC PLAYER on one of your main operating page.

2) Turn OFF your phone regularly. (NO NEED to hard rest by hold over 8 secs)

3) Turn ON your phone.

4) Once the phone loaded up, immediate play any song through your music player before the phone auto-locks.

5) Lock your phone with your side-lock button; your screensaver should come back.

 

Both my g/f & I owns a Nokia N8, and we both experienced the screensaver failure problem. My N8 was easy to fix by many people's solution of just simply reset, and it automatically fixed the problem. But My g/f's N8 was stubborn, and wouldn't turn the screensaver back on by this simple reset method. Later I discovered the above method, and it worked every time! I think somehow the music player is triggering the screensaver and forces it to stay on.

 

Well, although we somehow surpass this  issue, but Nokia still need to fix this problem. Nokia N8 is a great phone, it shouldn't have such a simple mistake in it. This makes the perfect phone imperfect!!! Anyway, please let me know if this method works for you guys, thanks.

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Registered Member
playnate
Posts: 1

Re: N8 screen saver not working.

@Arkron,

Your method is the only one that worked for my N8. I've been trying to fix it for days. Thanks a lot! I appreciate it. =]
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New Member
mustaine
Posts: 2

Re: N8 screen saver not working.

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@Akron,

It worked with my n8. I Had trouble after flasing to PR1.1 and restoring some settings, but your solution seemed to do the trick.

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Registered Member
SarahPoppinsx
Posts: 1

Re: N8 screen saver not working.

This worked!! Thank you so much for taking the time to post this information... so helpful!

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Registered Member
hwling
Posts: 1

Re: N8 screen saver not working.

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@Akron,

Ur solution works for my phone too. thanks for sharing!

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Mantejsingh92
Posts: 1

Re: N8 screen saver not working.

Thanq :smileyvery-happy:...
Perfectly worked for me :smileyvery-happy:
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Counsellor
jeahavee
Posts: 88

Re: N8 screen saver not working.

Okay so now the question is what causes this to happen? so we as users can prevent this from happeneing to us.

Samsung Galaxy S4 'Black' (current)
My N9 Black (backup phone)
My N8 Green runnin Xeon^4 3.2.1
My E72 White
My E63 BLUE

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Stop with the popup notes Nokia sheesh I don't need help from you :/
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Counsellor
jeahavee
Posts: 88

Re: N8 screen saver not working.

So it seems that when the music widget has something playing from last time the phone was on it will cause some sort of issue where the screensaver won't come on. If I turn the phone off and on but not on the homescreen with the music widget the screensaver will work fine.

So it seems
Samsung Galaxy S4 'Black' (current)
My N9 Black (backup phone)
My N8 Green runnin Xeon^4 3.2.1
My E72 White
My E63 BLUE

http://www.youtube.com/Jeahavee
http://www.reverbnation.com/jeahavee

Stop with the popup notes Nokia sheesh I don't need help from you :/
I run Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit/Black Opal on my HP Dv6 1030us (DiViUs)
Windows 7 64 bit Pro and Black Opal on my custom desktop (Giniro)
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Advisor
Posts: 10

Re: N8 screen saver not working.

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Thanks Arkron, it worked your solution perfectly for me, even I have E7 with Belle Refresh!

I have tried 10 or more times to restart / hard restart the phone, but it didnt help at all. But the music player trick worked perfectly!

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