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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by loomer, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. loomer

    loomer Well-Known Member
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    Every now and then the touch screen will become unstable. Jumping all over the place, random screen presses which inadvertantly launch unwanted apps, and change settings. The only thing that breaks the phone free from this behavior is a reboot, or battery pull. Anyone have any ideas what the cause of this is? It is happening more frequently now (I'd say at least once a day).
     

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  2. somacs

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    Not sure if it will help or not, but have you tried recalibrating the screen? Instructions are below:
    Recalibrating the G-sensor
    [FONT=Gotham Light,Gotham Light][FONT=Gotham Light,Gotham Light]Recalibrate the screen if you feel that the screen orientation does not respond properly to the way you hold the phone.
    From the main Home screen, press MENU , and then tap
    [/FONT]
    [/FONT]Settings[FONT=Gotham Light,Gotham Light][FONT=Gotham Light,Gotham Light].
    Tap
    [/FONT]
    [/FONT]Display > G-Sensor calibration[FONT=Gotham Light,Gotham Light][FONT=Gotham Light,Gotham Light].
    Place the phone on a flat and level surface, and then tap
    [/FONT]
    [/FONT]Calibrate[FONT=Gotham Light,Gotham Light][FONT=Gotham Light,Gotham Light].
    After the recalibration process, tap
    [/FONT]
    [/FONT]OK[FONT=Gotham Light,Gotham Light][FONT=Gotham Light,Gotham Light].
    [/FONT]
    [/FONT]
     
  3. MicroNix

    MicroNix Well-Known Member
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    We went through this with the OG Droid. For some, cleaning the screen with a soft screen cleaning clothe worked. For many others though, it was a sign that the digitizer (the part of the screen that picks up touch) was starting to go. Eventually it would just get worse until total the phone was unusable. The digitizer isn't terribly expensive but I had failed on installing it on my OG Droid. The micro ribbon cables didn't go back together for the screen itself. :(
     
  4. O'Bryan

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    there isn't a calibrator on the Droid 3! lol My phone has been doing this for a while too! Also after charging the phone fully my battery is dying within the hour. Just got off the phone with Verizon & they are sending me a replacement. Hope the new one works longer than 4 months!
     
  5. loomer

    loomer Well-Known Member
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    I have found (by accident) that by just taking the back of the phone off, as if you were accessing the battery , stops the behavior. So now my question is, what is it about the back cover that would cause the screen to go berserk?
     
  6. redsox985

    redsox985 Well-Known Member
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    Heat? Is the phone really warm?
     

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