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

  1. somnambulus

    somnambulus Member
    Thread Starter

    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?


  2. Liz0311

    Liz0311 Newbie

    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

    lopezpm Well-Known Member

  4. lopezpm

    lopezpm Well-Known Member

    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

    teky Android Enthusiast

    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

    lopezpm Well-Known Member

    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

    teky Android Enthusiast

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

    OmegaSMP Newbie

    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

    JMD Well-Known Member

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

    lopezpm Well-Known Member

    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. Google iphone touchscreen problems.
  13. OmegaSMP

    OmegaSMP Newbie

    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

    zaltol Member

    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

    tagta3 Member

    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

    OmegaSMP Newbie

    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

    denise1768 Well-Known Member

    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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The HTC EVO 4G release date was June 2010. Features and Specs include a 4.3" inch screen, 8MP camera, 512GB RAM, Snapdragon S1 processor, and 1500mAh battery.

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