Screen unresponsive

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by TheBeachBoy, Apr 23, 2011.

  1. TheBeachBoy

    TheBeachBoy Well-Known Member
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    I'm rooted and running UD 3.1.1, though I have tested this with another ROM with the same result. The right side of my screen is unresponsive to touch. The area affected is roughly the same size as the notification bar when held in landscape. It's not too big of a deal, but when typing out quick texts, the "L" and backspace buttons don't work, so I have to open up the hardware keyboard. It's never been in water, so I don't believe there's water damage, but I have dropped the phone accidentally a few times (and cringed every time).

    Does it sound like my screen is screwed up hardware-wise or should I try a 3rd ROM and/or factory reset?

    Thanks in advance.
     

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  2. NiceGuysFinishLast

    NiceGuysFinishLast Well-Known Member
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    This is such a common post on these forums. Chances are your hardware is shot. Your options seem to be replacing it yourself, or getting the phone replaced under warranty or through insurance.
     
  3. MicroNix

    MicroNix Well-Known Member
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    I have the same thing going on with mine right now. First it start from the home button straight up to the top. Now the extreme right side is starting to come in and out of responsiveness. Very difficult to unlock the screen even now. I am eligible for an upgrade but the T-bolt just isn't doing it for me. The only other one on the horizon I'd even consider is the LG Revolution and if it ever freakin comes out, the bionic.
     
  4. skilaufen

    skilaufen Well-Known Member
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    +1 for this. And while it is probably obvious make sure you don't take your rooted phone into the store without unrooting first. No insult intended but this is for others also who may find this thread.:)
     
  5. UncleMike

    UncleMike Well-Known Member
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    I had touch screen issues last month, after having cancelled the insurance only weeks before. I brought the rooted phone in to see what my options were, and after the rep confirmed that the screen was not working properly I was offered open enrollment in the $2/mo extended warranty.

    However, once I got my replacement in hand, I rooted it and flashed clockworkmod recovery and backed up the current ROM. I then backed up my defective device, and restored each of the backups to the other device, and then unrooted the defective one before returning it.
     
  6. browntown

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    I've been having the same touchscreen issues the past few days. I just called vzw and they're shipping me a replacement. I'm gonna have to do the same tricks. This phone hasn't been the same after it hit the one-year mark in November.
     

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