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  1. pw-man

    pw-man Newbie
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  2. paimon.soror

    paimon.soror Android Enthusiast

    That is the rumor, but I guess most of the tests are coming from the touch screen not being sensitive to touch when in the car mount. I mean, if i lay my incredible flat on its back on a table, the touch response is perfectly fine so I havn't really experienced any issues. Then again, I am coming from a Storm 2 that, on the RTM OS was unresponsive to touch when placed on a flat surface, so its not going to bother me much.

    edit: 7BTW Here is the thread in the troubleshooting section : http://androidforums.com/support-tr.../70366-unresponsive-screen-when-car-dock.html
  3. bsdbytes

    bsdbytes Newbie

    I've had no problems using my phone on my desk, however I tried testing it out by putting my phone on a Kleenex box and the touchscreen stopped working.
  4. thrillerbee

    thrillerbee Newbie

    I tried it on styrofoam - kills the screen. I haven't used it in a car dock yet, but I do plan on it. If I can't use it, that's a big problem for me.
  5. Vihzel

    Vihzel Destroying Balls Everyday

    Note to self: Do not try to use the phone while it is sitting on styrofoam for it will not work.

    I highly doubt that I would ever have to be worried about that. I've always only used my phone in my hand.
  6. jwm2

    jwm2 Android Expert

    Actually its not a big deal if you have something plugged into it thats properly grounded. Such as a car charger (not all are properly grounded) or fm transmitter/earphones, etc. Once you plug one of these in it will work again with no issues, but without them it does tend to be unresponsive.
  7. Squintz82

    Squintz82 Well-Known Member

  8. crutoi

    crutoi Member

    why is this even brought up???? seriously, how many of you people keep and use your phone while its sitting on styrofoam???? I saw the videos of this in the morning and started flipping out, tryed it on just about every type of surface thats in an office environment and couldnt duplicate it...

    As far as car docs go, i had a cheap a/c vent holder from day one, and havent had an issue...

    its just people looking for their 5 mins of fame posting their negative "findings". If youre reading this, you already have and love this phone, so just enjoy it :)
  9. sav86

    sav86 Newbie

    before this blows up as a "OMG incredible sucks, mine does this too!!!" fiasco...

    My Incredible does NOT do this, as well as my brother and my sister's Incredibles.

    I have tried 3 different car docking stations, I have tried it on styrofoam(two different pieces to be exact)...just like the videos provided describes for this "grounding issue".

    I can't replicate the same results that the user in the video is showing. It is just as responsive with one hand/finger use as it is with two hands (one to hold it, the other to navigate).

    Sounds like it may be a bad batch of phones that were produced.
  10. rockstar323

    rockstar323 Well-Known Member

    Ive tried it sitting on styrofoam, a box, a pillow, and various other items with and without the silicon case and my screen worked like normal.
  11. upther

    upther Android Enthusiast

    Yeah, I tried it on everything I could find around the office and didn't have an issue. Styrofoam block, styrofoam cup, packing peanuts, bubble wrap, this weird paper type substance one company uses for packing. My touchscreen worked perfectly.
  12. evilotto

    evilotto Well-Known Member

    glad it works for you in the car dock but it IS a problem for a lot of people. more than likely your vent is grounded to the car, but some people use window mounts and many of the phones DO NOT work that way (mine included) don't assume just because yours works that everyone else is just trying to complain about nothing!

    BTW, I do have the phone and I do love it, and the car mount issue isn't a problem for me because if the phone is in my car it will be plugged into the charger but this is good info for people that may be experiencing this problem and want to know of possible solutions.
  13. Lefort1

    Lefort1 Android Enthusiast

    I've done this on all sorts of surface excluding styrofoam and mine doesn't do that at all. I'd try it on styrofoam but I haven't yet been out and spotted a chunk of styrofoam and said "Let's put my phone down and use it one handed now." However, I am now on the lookout.

    BUT....plastic, paper, wood, metal, leather, cotten/cloth all seem to work fine to me.
  14. golfinglenn

    golfinglenn Well-Known Member

    I experience the issue while my phone is in car holder (it is lined with foam to hold the phone) and if I try to swype it puts all kinds of weird text in the text box. Also, hard to scroll from screen to screen. In my hand works fine.
  15. dibs ODDJOB

    dibs ODDJOB Android Enthusiast


    And it is a real problem for some people. I used it with my FM transmitter in my car (which worked fine with other touchscreen phones), plugged in to the headset and I would get the same non-responsive touchscreen results. Reading forums helped me (and others) understand that there was a general problem, which led people to conclude what the issue was, and how to solve it.

    That is the point of these forums. I read them because I love the phone, but am not blind to problems it may have.
  16. Jermflux

    Jermflux Newbie

    In the car dock, the touch screen is pretty wacky sometimes. Working with the charger hooked up would explain how it comes and goes. If it's sitting next to me on the couch or any upholstery the screen is dead, no touch at all.
  17. Dsoto87

    Dsoto87 Well-Known Member

    So this happens to me quite often: Im sitting on my couch, phone is laying on the couch next to me. I try to use the touch screen to do something with the phone still laying on the couch, phone doesnt respond. It will respond once I actually pick it up and hold it.

    Would this be the cause?
  18. Jermflux

    Jermflux Newbie

    Yup, it's annoying and not that easy to dismiss like some have said we should be doing.
  19. stanfna

    stanfna Well-Known Member

    I also noticed my phone does not work underwater.

    UPDATE: after my underwater test, my phone totally stopped working.
  20. dspanos

    dspanos Newbie

    LMAO... now that was funny!

    Mine works like normal on all surfaces, as well as in my car dock.
  21. Adamx

    Adamx Android Enthusiast

    have any of you actually contacted htc about this?
  22. sav86

    sav86 Newbie

    hah man...that made my day...but seriously...your sacrifice will go unnoticed...I will dedicate a wallpaper to your loss at my work.
  23. opengeo

    opengeo Lurker

    I've tried mine on lots of different surfaces and the screen always works fine.
  24. Feels Good Man

    Feels Good Man Well-Known Member

    Ive noticed this problem if I'm using the phone in bed. it doesnt read my unlock pattern
  25. barrister89

    barrister89 Member

    Never had this problem, but for the record cars are not grounded. They sit on 4 rubber tires.

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