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Has your Droid screen ever started typing as if controled by ghosts....??

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by image911, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. image911

    image911 New Member
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    Last evening we transported a 17 month old child to the hospital in great distress - with a high fever and flu-like symptoms. In an effort to distract her, I whipped out my handy Droid and selected the movie "Ice Age" to keep our patient attentive throughout the half hour ambulance trip to the hospital in Burlington. Once the patient was offloaded, I began my tasks of disinfecting the rig and all equipment used and or touched by our feverish patient... including my Droid. I spritzed a palm full of hospital grade antimicrobial foam into my palm, and promptly took to wiping it across the surface of the Droid, including the screen (but making sure not to get any of the foam into the ear bud port). Just as soon as the foaming agent came in contact with the screen - it went bonkers... causing the screen to act all on its own - texting gibberish in one long strand - as if being operated by a ghost. I didn't catch-on fast enough... and just thought it was a software issue. So much so, I re-rooted the device, clearing the cashe and system memory, and installed a clean Froyo FRG01B ROM. Even AFTER the clean install, it kept throwing gibberish and duplicate text. Very annoying. It wasn't until the second rebooting and installation that I figured it out... seems the antibiotic foam leaves an odd surface film that causes the signals to and from the screen to go haywire. It all stopped immediately after I wiped the screen with an alcohol wipe. Amazing! I wonder how many other people have experienced similar problematic results that just (for me...) required a simple cleaning.

    Feel free to pass along this handy bit of information... in the hops it helps some other truly frustrated Droidite.

    Sincerely,

    Sandy Korda,
    Firefighter/EMT
    Vermont
     

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  2. cornbreadfarts

    cornbreadfarts Well-Known Member
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    cool find, but is android applications really the best forum to post this in? :)
     
  3. slackfumasta

    slackfumasta Well-Known Member
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    No silly, ghosts don't have the corporeal presence to be able to manipulate a touch screen!

    But seriously, that's interesting and kinda funny :)
     
  4. SynisterWolf

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    im sure you opened a gate way to talk to ghost and you killed what ever dream they had of contacting you when you killed them with your wipe!!!! poor poor ghosts :(
     
  5. stevenlong

    stevenlong Well-Known Member
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    Had had similar thing happen when I got a little moisture on the screen.
     

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