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General Problem with touchscreen

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by tammith, May 10, 2010.

  1. tammith

    tammith Active Member
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    For the past week or so I've been having issues with the bottom left corner of my touch screen (in portrait). If I am typing a text I cant select the letter Z or the shift/caps key. I also have a hard time selecting shortcuts in that corner. I am running the 1st 2.1 leak if that makes any difference. Is anyone experiencing touchscreen issues that may have any solutions or should I get a replacement? Does anyone think the OTA might fix this?

    BTW, I've calibrated my phone several times to no avail. It also happens in landscape but it shifts to the bottom right corner of course!

    Thanks!
     

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  2. Rossco_Pee

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    Not sure of the actual problem, but you might want to give an "outside" keyboard a shot. Swype maybe?
     
  3. Rossco_Pee

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    Is the screen responsive to your touch when not typing? Is it responsive when surfing the web or performing other tasks?
     
  4. tammith

    tammith Active Member
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    Yes i've tried swype and the native keyboard and same issue with both. Non responsive on the bottom left corner. So if I want to type something that begins with a Z, i have to start swyping from the sym key to make sure Z is selected along the way. So it is responsive but not to the direct touch.
     
  5. tammith

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    Just tried it on the web and it is not responsive. Also not responsive from home screen. I have to touch all over the place in different angles until it finally selects it.
     
  6. Rossco_Pee

    Rossco_Pee Well-Known Member
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    Call Verizon and explain your problem. Don't mention the leak and see if they will send you a refurbished phone. Sorry I can't help since it seems it's a problem with the actual phone. Not a software problem.
     
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  7. tammith

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    Yea I figured I would have to get a replacement but I dread having to download all my apps again and getting everything back how I like it. I'll just wait for the OTA before I take it. Thanks!
     
  8. bjf88

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    I'd be interested to see what happenes when you use a drawing app... but yes, I would highly recommend calling Verizon and getting a new phone.
     
  9. tammith

    tammith Active Member
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    Maybe I'll find my inner Picasso!
     
  10. jkmailley

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    There is a little program called Steamy. Try that. It will recognize the slightest flaw...
     
  11. Podivin

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    Umm... It could be just me, but I'm not following your thinking here. I wouldn't expect the update to fix what seems to be a physical problem with your phone. If you get your phone swapped before or after the update, you'll still have to do a redo on your apps and settings.
     
  12. tsandroid

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    Download appmonster and backup your apps, then use atrackdog to redownload backed up apps directly from the market, so you still get updates. It works fine, I've used it several times. This wont work for copy protected/paid apps, they can be downloaded from the my downloads section of the market after re-entering your Gmail.
     
  13. tammith

    tammith Active Member
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    What I meant is that I'll wait for the OTA because I am running the first 2.1 leak and I dont want to void my warranty. Sorry I didnt explain myself very well!
     
  14. infil

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    too late....if your running a leak your warranty is already void bro
     

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