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Re: T-Mobile G2 LED and Trackpad Notification Lights
Well, I solved one problem ... the trackpad light. It turns out that the LEDs for the trackpad was covered with black electrical tape, thus preventing it from being seen.
I was able to disassemble my phone (via help from YouTube), and thus discovered black tape covering the LEDs that light up the trackpad. After removing the tape and reassembling the phone, the trackpad worked as advertised. The only thing is that it doesn't light up for all notifications. However, it did light up for incoming calls and pulsates for missed calls. It would only pulsates for about 2-3 minutes then stop. So, I'm not sure how useful that is. This may be the way it's supposed to work, but I'm not sure. In any event, the trackpad is now lighting up.
The next problem to solve is the LED near the earpiece (i.e., the LED that lights up when charging.) This should blink green at a moderate rate when a notification is pending. So far, I haven't been able to get it to blink, although it may only do that with certain notifications as with the trackpad. This LED would probably be more useful to me since it is supposed to blink at a faster rate than the trackpad and (hopefully) stay on until I respond to the notification.
BTW, I bought this phone online and it was advertised as unlocked but "new". However, after disassembling the phone, it became obvious that the phone had been refurbished. According to the YouTube images, a few screws and other factory assembly items were missing. The phone looked new, but it really isn't (false advertisement IMHO.) I'm not quite as mad about that since the price of the phone was about 1/4 the full cost when it first came out. However, it should work exactly as advertised. Anyway, buyer beware when an unlocked phone is advertised as "new".