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  1. Jake CH

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    Hi, my android asus tablet used to work fine, i gave it to my cousins to play with it last week and then when i got it back, they said the touch screen isn't working properly. When i turned it on, it looked fine. However when i try and press the home button, or something else it goes crazy. In other words, when i press the home button or any other button it will automatically taps buttons by itself sometimes. I have to keep twisting the tablet just to get some numbers to work.

    It is always like this. Sometimes it just opens another app when i'm asking it to open another app. Sometimes some of the buttons tap sensors or whatever don't work and i have to twist the device to get some of the tapping to work. Please help me! Thanks.
     

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    Sorry if wrong forum, i'm new to the forums.
     
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    I'm not familiar with this Tab, but if the Home button is an actual physical button it sounds like it could be getting stuck a bit when you press it for whatever reason causing the tab to go wild. I've had it happen to me before when a button gets stuck and the devise reacts as if you were permanently pressing it down. I'd start there, it could be something you can fix on your own if that turns out to be the problem.
     
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    i meant its a touchscreen button.
     
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    It still acts up after reboot? Are you running a custom ROM? If you're running the stock launcher you might try a third-party launcher such as Nova to see if if reacts the same way. Worst-case is backing up all your photos, mp3s and videos and doing a factory reset (in the stock ROM it usually wipes your storage as well).
     
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    I'd be very tempted to ask your cousins what they did with the device if it was working until they got hold of it. There's no point in our trying to think of software solutions if they spilled a drink on it, for example.
     
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    Yeah, i asked them. They said that they kept my tablet under a wet pillow, while it was on. I think this must be the cause. I think they must have been hiding it or whatever, but still i think it might have been under the wet pillow for hours.
     
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    Wet pillow! Really??? Not even going to go there, but it sounds like you may have to try and open it up and let it dry out some.

     
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    I tried that, leaving it dry for 24 hours. It still doesn't work for me. Also, the tablet was facing in front of the pillow in front of the screen.
     
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    For a phone we'd normally recommend a couple of days turned off in a jar of uncooked rice. For a tablet that would have to be a big jar.

    The question though is whether any permanent damage was done before you knew what had happened.
     
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    I was thinking the same thing, and I guess that if he really wanted to go to all the trouble he could get one of those clear plastic "storage boxes" and a few sacks of rice and give it a try. The problem is as you said, what damage may already be done by using it in it's current state!!!
     

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