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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by somnambulus, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. somnambulus

    somnambulus Well-Known Member
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    You may have seen a similar problem with the HTC incredible. Just google:"HTC Incredible - Unresponsive Screen Test"


    Anyways, I have the a similar problem with all 4 Evos that I have. It's not quite as bad, but the most consistent problem is that I can not pull down the notification bar if I am not holding the phones in my hands. Anybody else have this issue?



     

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  2. Liz0311

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    I was just going to post asking about this...ran across it on another Inc forum. I am hoping this is not the case for all phones, as I am still awaiting mine & this would be quite a letdown... :(
     
  3. lopezpm

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  4. lopezpm

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    Ok, It just started happening. It happens when I have it on the arm of my couch. I can't seem to get the notification bar to pull down. If i put another finger on the phone it works fine. Very strange.
     
  5. teky

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    Try starting your swipe at the 'htc' logo above the notification icon. As long as the swipe has consistent pressure, I have no problems at all. I think it's tricky because the notification area is small.
     
  6. lopezpm

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    Its definitely not the way I'm swiping. I've tried everyway I can swipe and it refuses to do it. I had the hero before the evo and never had a problem swiping. If I hold it in my hand it works right. If I put another finger anywhere on the phone it works. As soon as I put it down and only touch the screen the notification bar can't be pulled down. Everything else on the phone works right just not the notification bar. Its not a huge deal as long as it doesn't get worse.
     
  7. teky

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    Hrmmm...well, it is a capacitive screen. Sounds like a defective phone. I definitely don't have that problem.
     
  8. OmegaSMP

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    I just noticed this problem too! When the phone is level and sitting on a desk or something, I can't pull down the notification bar, nor do any apps in the two upper left corner squares recognize touch input. It's like that region of the screen just goes dead. I have to physically pick the phone up before anything registers.

    Is this a widespread issue?
     
  9. JMD

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    same thing here. that part of the screen is unresponsive to touch when it is laying on a flat surface. when i hold it in my hand it works even when it is flat.
     
  10. RiverOfIce

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    Yes I noticed this too. It is common problem with touch screens.
     
  11. lopezpm

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    I've had a lot of touch screens and have never encountered this issue.
    (Hero, Pre, Pixi, Tilt 2, Tilt, iPhone, 8125) I'm sure there are a couple I'm missing but never had that issue with any of those.
     
  12. RiverOfIce

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    Google iphone touchscreen problems.
     
  13. OmegaSMP

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    I'm probably going to take mine back. I could deal with the notification bar not accepting input, but losing input on the top row of the usable screen kind of bothers me.
     
  14. zaltol

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    I can't pull it down when laying flat with just one finger. The secon I put another finger anywhere on the phone (even top or bottom sides) it pulls down with no issue.
     
  15. tagta3

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    Yes because the screen is capacitive touch and the capacitance does not change enough when the phone isn't touching you besides your finger so you're basically providing a better capacitance potential by holding the phone. The phone is not defective, it's just the way it was designed.
     
  16. OmegaSMP

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    Uh, I'm sorry, but that's not the way it was designed. First, anywhere on the screen works just fine with one finger - except the top left corner. Second, I have several capacitive devices and none of them do anything like this, so it's not an insurmountable limitation.
     
  17. denise1768

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    Mine is like that to, but i don't see it being a problem. The phone is always in my hand when i'm using it. :)
     
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