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Search key presses itself!?!?!

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Frenzy2223, Nov 2, 2010.

  1. Frenzy2223

    Frenzy2223 Member
    Thread Starter

    When I'm looking at a web page or app the search key will from time to time light up, give haptic feedback and initiate the the search function on its own. Anyone else have this issue?

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  2. Jack45

    Jack45 Android Expert

    It's happened to me, but I was able to identify that one of my fingers pressed the key while I was handling the phone.

    You're holding it wrong. :)
  3. Frenzy2223

    Frenzy2223 Member
    Thread Starter

    I wish it was me hitting the search key by accident, but it has happened when the phone is just sitting on the table while I read the news or whatever. Its weird!
  4. Frenzy2223

    Frenzy2223 Member
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for the link! I really don't have many problems with my phone, so I'm reluctant to exchange it! But I don't want to be stuck with it if it gets worse.
  5. Jack45

    Jack45 Android Expert

    Good thinking. Try the old battery pull solution and let us know if it (or anything else you attempt) has any success.
  6. G34RH34D420

    G34RH34D420 Lurker

    I took my Captivate apart & found out it was a cable that just needs to be press down. "small micro ide cable" im not having the problem anymore. To me it seems like it happens when you put the phone down kinda hard or drop it. this cable can come loose at times.
  7. 894tom

    894tom Lurker

    Whoa.....My phone is doing the same thing. Please tell us where this small ide cable is located inside our phones. I will try securing it if thats all the problem is. Thanks.
  8. iffrett

    iffrett Well-Known Member

    i used to have the problem but i think it went away after i cleared my phones memory by pulling the battery
  9. b534202

    b534202 Newbie

    Yeah my first captivate did that, the search pops up when I put it down sometimes. This 3rd one is ok;)
  10. 67Caprice

    67Caprice Lurker

    When you say you took it apart, you opened the back and.....what? Removed all the tiny silver screws and popped out everything? Was this cable labeled?

  11. automagrt

    automagrt Member

    Yup, I have the same problem. It can just be sitting on my nightstand and the search function activates on its own. I may go a few days without this happening and other times it happens numerous times a day.
  12. sremick

    sremick Android Expert

    I had this problem with the Home (and sometimes Back) buttons. It was very frequent, and often after unlocking the phone.

    Exchange phone for that and some other issues... haven't had it on the new one yet, but also haven't put a new screen protector on (I ran out so had to buy some more). So it'll be interesting if that's a factor. Do you use a screen protector?

    I never took my phone apart.

Samsung Captivate Forum

The Samsung Captivate release date was July 2010. Features and Specs include a 4.0" inch screen, 5MP camera, 512GB RAM, Hummingbird processor, and 1500mAh battery.

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