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Old 01/12/2013, 03:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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last night I was reading a book in my room when my touchpad lights up for no reason at all. Anyone experienced this? I did not feel any vibration nor there was any dialog box that came up
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Old 01/12/2013, 04:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Probably notification of some sort. Could be the charge complete notification, if you had it plugged in.
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Old 01/13/2013, 12:34 AM   #3 (permalink)
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last night I was reading a book in my room when my touchpad lights up for no reason at all. Anyone experienced this? I did not feel any vibration nor there was any dialog box that came up
I have had this happen to me as well but no notifications and not charging. Just a strange thing only happened once that I remember.
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Old 01/13/2013, 03:11 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Its the ghost in the machine.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkGD2QrkXMk

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Old 01/13/2013, 09:30 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Yea I'll be looking out for that ghost..pretty funny
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Old 01/13/2013, 01:41 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Yea I'll be looking out for that ghost..pretty funny
What time is Backup scheduled? Same time as the Apparition?

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Old 01/13/2013, 02:53 PM   #7 (permalink)
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What time is Backup scheduled? Same time as the Apparition?

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That's actually a good point i will look into that
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Old 01/13/2013, 06:32 PM   #8 (permalink)
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this has happened to me many times and mine will actually stay on and drain the battery with the lock screen up. it usually happens after i click the power button and set it down within 10 seconds it magically comes back on, very annoying.
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Old 01/15/2013, 09:53 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I have the same, especially when it's booted into Android. Remarkably, when I switch off the wifi it stops..so it should be some app checking connection
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Old 01/16/2013, 04:14 AM   #10 (permalink)
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mine gets to 100% Charged then lights up (on the touchstone) if I hit power button it switches the screen off, however it switches back on after a minute or so...One thing I notices is the time the screen is on seems proportianal to however long it stays off by hitting power...So at 100%, Screen comes alive...If I leave it say' 2 minutes then hit power it will stay OFF for same time (2 mins) But if I hit power as soon as screen lights up it turns off but turns back on in a few seconds.
I wonder if at the 100% mark it is going through a kind of mini cycle...Like' screen on=slight discharge Then power button turns screen off only to switch back on at full charge (100%)

Very confusing and all of this happens while it sits on the Touchstone and always reads 100%
For me its both cm9 and webos
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Old 01/17/2013, 09:37 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I've noticed that it happens when the TP loses WiFi connection for a moment and then regains it.
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Old 01/17/2013, 09:58 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I've noticed that it happens when the TP loses WiFi connection for a moment and then regains it.
there is an option in Webos to switch off the wifi if the screen is dark, this solved the issue for me in webos, but in Android it doesn't work (yet)
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Old 03/09/2013, 01:37 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I have the same, especially when it's booted into Android. Remarkably, when I switch off the wifi it stops..so it should be some app checking connection
could this be a spyware sending logged passwords? I download and run lots of stuff on my touchpad
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Old 03/09/2013, 02:12 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Unlikely, if you only download from the Play Store.
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Old 03/09/2013, 02:27 PM   #15 (permalink)
 
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If you have any of the weather notification widgets installed, it will light up the screen each time they check for a weather update.
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Old 03/09/2013, 05:33 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Unlikely, if you only download from the Play Store.
not using android.. But I do install developer apps from lots of sources and sometimes I am too excited to care if they are from verified sources..

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If you have any of the weather notification widgets installed, it will light up the screen each time they check for a weather update.
I don't do back up or have widgets.. But thanks
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Old 03/10/2013, 04:03 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Since i last posted on this thread i have managed to narrow my issue down to a deffinite issue with the way my TP charges. I now can avoid the TP coming ON at 100%. I now have to have my TP to "Not" sit central on its touchstone. When it is centred on touchstone the pad will come on at 100% and no matter how many times i hit the power button to switch to standby...it continued to switch screen back on after a minute or so.

Now i have my TP sitting a little off centre (more to the left) and weirdly the TP stays off while on its touchstone. I can only assume 'my' touchpad has some battery/charging niggles
But it seems to be working ok using the above method.
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Old 03/10/2013, 09:03 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Since i last posted on this thread i have managed to narrow my issue down to a deffinite issue with the way my TP charges. I now can avoid the TP coming ON at 100%. I now have to have my TP to "Not" sit central on its touchstone. When it is centred on touchstone the pad will come on at 100% and no matter how many times i hit the power button to switch to standby...it continued to switch screen back on after a minute or so.

Now i have my TP sitting a little off centre (more to the left) and weirdly the TP stays off while on its touchstone. I can only assume 'my' touchpad has some battery/charging niggles
But it seems to be working ok using the above method.
Sounds like it's going into Exhibition Mode but there is no app set for it to go to.

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Old 03/11/2013, 03:54 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Sounds like it's going into Exhibition Mode but there is no app set for it to go to.

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It triggers exhibition mode clock when i drop it on the touchstone and if i hit the power button the screen turns off however after a minute or so it fires back up to the exhibition mode clock. But like i said if i position the TP slightly off centre i dont have the issue and the TP continues to charge.
I know it cant be a software issue as the same thing happens in both webos and cm9. However keeping it off centre seems to be doing the trick for now. So all is good...for now
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Old 04/03/2013, 01:51 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Any more ideas? My issue is quite random, and it lights up no matter the percentage left in the device (not charging). There's no prompt and I turned the Backup off. I came across this thread and now I am super worried

Virus? Touchpad uploading large amounts of data morning and afternoon.

Could it be uploading my files in the touchpad and/or key log files (that's why it lights up?)

I also came across this

help! A virus on my touch pad!
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