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  1. kc_snakes

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    Hello; First time poster having a problem with my phone; after the phone boots it will send random button press events to the screen. I think I may have downloaded some malicious software. Any advice would be greatly appreciated, currently I cannot use my phone due to the nature of the problem and am contemplating a factory reset. TIA
     

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    OEM charger?
    That happens when using USB or a non OEM charger.
    How is the battery?
     
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    I am using a usb charger.

    after disconnecting the charger and rebooting several times, I was still having the problem. I have sent for a new phone. Thank you for the reply.
     
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    What model phone? Sounds like the behaviour of a trackpad-equipped phone with a dirty trackpad.
     
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    Motorola droid 2
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    The phone has stopped randomly clicking, however about 1/4 of the screen no longer functions, the back softphone button has also stopped working.
     
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    It does sound like a hardware problem. The only things left to try would be a battery pull and then a hard reset if all else fails, but I'm not optimistic.
     
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    what does a hard reset entail?
     
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    Sorry, I should've said factory reset. (I'm a former PalmOS geek.)
     

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