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G1 Keyboard Issue - Letter Stuck

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by TiSHuS, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. TiSHuS

    TiSHuS Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Using a t-mobile G1. The screens keep getting taken over with a constant series of repeated letters "pppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppp" or in the dialing "777777777777777777777777777777777"

    It's almost impossible to get settings up because by default a browser is opened and it searches "ppppppppppppppppppppppppppp" - try to go back to home and the browser opens again.

    I tried to disable the touch keyboard but it still happens (happens with and without it) so it must be the actual device keyboard. Tried to disable this but there is no option.

    Because the phone is constantly typing "pppppppppppppppppppppppppp" (even when locked) the battery is running flat always.

    Locale and text:

    Android keyboard unticked
    Android keyboard - on screen keyboard settings
    Device settings - built in keyboard settings

    Firmware version: 1.6 (unlocked)

    Also when the browser is open and I try to change the "input method" only option is Android Keyboard.

    Please help.

  2. Sweed

    Sweed Well-Known Member

    your "p" key is stuck.
    If it's new maybe you can get a replacement for it being defective.
    otherwise I suppose you'd have to try wiggling it around and such to loosen it
  3. TiSHuS

    TiSHuS Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Yeah I know my P key is stuck.. thanks for attempting to help me out, but you're pointing out the obvious ;)

    So I already tried jiggling it etc prior to posting here, and it will not come unstuck.. so my original question.. is there any way to disable the keyboard device?

    Issue is that everything is taken over with "ppppppppppppppppppppppppp" and even when the screen is locked this constant typing runs in the background and drains the battery.

    I tried installing an app that that forces the screen to sleep/lock and this still did not work. I cannot get a replacement phone as we purchased this while living in USA (with insurance) but then canceled our t-mobile plan when we moved out of the country, so because the plan and insurance are no longer active, a replacement phone is not an option.

    Any ideas?
  4. Sweed

    Sweed Well-Known Member

    I don't know what you can do short of taking the thing apart.
    maybe you should use a toothpick to lift up the key (as much as possible) and put in a drop of rubbing alcohol under it?

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The T-Mobile G1 release date was October 2008. Features and Specs include a 3.2" inch screen, 3MP camera, 192GB RAM, MSM7201A processor, and 1150mAh battery.

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