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Tips Cheap car or AC chargers causing wonky touchscreen

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by cerberusss, Sep 9, 2011.

  1. cerberusss

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    Hi guys,

    Two days ago, I connected my Samsung Gio to a cheap no-brand car charger. This charger used to work fine with my older iPhone 3G. When I disconnected it an hour later, the touch screen acted weird. It wouldn't respond to my tapping, or it would register the tap but think I tapped somewhere else.

    This disappeared with a reboot, which was quite hard to do (because pressing the poweroff asks for a confirmation on... the touchscreen!).

    I thought it was a one-off issue, but the same thing happened when I charged the Gio with another cheap no-brand AC charger.

    Since then, I've only charged the Gio with either the official AC adapter or via my laptop and the problem hasn't appeared anymore.

    Anyone else experienced this?
     

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    I didn't experience this but thanks for warning users, I'm new to the android phones and would like to buy a car adapter that is safe to use on this phone, if you get any ideas of a good car adapter for this phone, that would be awesome.
     
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    In the end, I got an official Samsung car charger. I got it secondhand off of eBay, so it's still affordable. Works perfect, and I didn't get any of the problems mentioned earlier!
     
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    Will a Ipod/Iphone USB to car adapter work without problems, I'm considering getting one since it got 2 USB ports on it that could be awesome since I also have Ipod that I need to charge and my father car as only 1 single plug for this kind of tech (old Toyota Camry 2004)
     
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    Should work fine, you will just need data cable of Galaxy Gio.
     
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    Data cable is using mini-usb so any mini-usb cable should do the trick, or maybe I'm wrong on this.
     
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    AFAIK - Samsung Gio uses micro-USB cable, any micro-USB cable should work, I am personally using a cable for a Nokia phone.
     
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    The only important thing to look out for when looking for a charger is to make sure that the voltage and current supplied by the charger is similar to that required for the phone. Lower current is fine (5-20%) but higher is not preferable. With voltage you can err on about 5% on either side. Lower current will simply charge it slower.
     

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