1. Check out our companion app, Forums for Android! Download from Google Play

Support Touch screen acting weird

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by DroidRX, Nov 23, 2009.

  1. DroidRX

    DroidRX Active Member
    Thread Starter
    15

    Nov 6, 2009
    42
    0
    15
    Is anyone else having problems with the touch screen?

    Sometimes when I try pressing on a link or a particular tab, my screen scrolls all the way down. It gets very annoying. It's like I have to be super duper careful when I press on something I want. Basically it seem like if the droid registers a tap but doesn't quite know where I'm pressing, it quickly scrolls down. WHY?? What an annoying bug.
     

    Advertisement

  2. Nicks88

    Nicks88 Well-Known Member
    53

    Nov 15, 2009
    337
    59
    53
    CCTV operator
    Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX by way of Long Island, NY
    Is this happening while you are plugged into a charger that did not come with the phone?
     
  3. eclipsed4utoo

    eclipsed4utoo Well-Known Member
    43

    Nov 12, 2009
    435
    27
    43
    Software Developer
    Florence, SC
    happens to me all the time.
     
  4. Nicks88

    Nicks88 Well-Known Member
    53

    Nov 15, 2009
    337
    59
    53
    CCTV operator
    Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX by way of Long Island, NY
    Sounds like a defect. I have had no issues unless using my old BB charger. Then it gets all wacky.
     
  5. clownshoos

    clownshoos Member
    5

    Nov 24, 2009
    5
    0
    5
    That's happened to me as well. Actually, my Droid just failed!! First, the screen when black.. I could touch around and I think I launched Youtube because it sounded like I heard a video, but now it's just dead. I'm taking it back tomorrow. I'll let you all know how it goes.
     
  6. eclipsed4utoo

    eclipsed4utoo Well-Known Member
    43

    Nov 12, 2009
    435
    27
    43
    Software Developer
    Florence, SC
    I've only used the USB cable that came with my DROID. asked my brother...his does it too.
     
  7. DroidRX

    DroidRX Active Member
    Thread Starter
    15

    Nov 6, 2009
    42
    0
    15
    No, I've never used it while it's plugged in.

    I use the micro usb cable that came with the storm and it's plugged into my media dock.


    Wait so if you use your BB micro usb plugged into the droid charger it gets all whacky?
     
  8. Nicks88

    Nicks88 Well-Known Member
    53

    Nov 15, 2009
    337
    59
    53
    CCTV operator
    Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX by way of Long Island, NY
    If I use it while charging with the charger that it came with, no issues. If I use it when I'm charging it with my old BB charger, then the touchscreen acts all crazy.
     
  9. DroidRX

    DroidRX Active Member
    Thread Starter
    15

    Nov 6, 2009
    42
    0
    15
    ^ Ok I see what you mean now. No I don't use the old charger just the micro usb that I used for the computer (that came with the bb), I now use for the charger that came with the droid since they're exactly the same.
     
  10. Nicks88

    Nicks88 Well-Known Member
    53

    Nov 15, 2009
    337
    59
    53
    CCTV operator
    Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX by way of Long Island, NY
    I can't explain it, no clue why. I am not a tech-type, probably just a rating on the cable/charger.
     
  11. Watashi

    Watashi Well-Known Member
    36

    Nov 7, 2009
    149
    1
    36
    The quick scroll to the bottom happens to me too, usually when I don't get a good contact with what I'm trying to tap (finger slips a little).

    I also get a problem where I go to click a contact in my list and it clicks a contact 3 spots down from where I tapped. This gets annoying, but I can't replicate it enough to warrant an exchange.
     
  12. eclipsed4utoo

    eclipsed4utoo Well-Known Member
    43

    Nov 12, 2009
    435
    27
    43
    Software Developer
    Florence, SC
    but it has nothing to do with the charger. mine does it while I am NOT charging.
     
  13. jsalimao

    jsalimao Active Member
    15

    Nov 12, 2009
    36
    0
    15
  14. dw0095

    dw0095 Well-Known Member
    36

    Oct 19, 2009
    55
    2
    36
    Grant Administrator
    Upstate, NY
    I have also noticed this uncontrolled scrolling. Not annoying enough for me to exchange it. I have also had a time when a very faint ringing sound was coming out droid while the screen was off. Like a classic digital ringing. Found that a reboot once a day cleans things up. Forget that this is a smartphone and not a cellphone.
     
  15. Nicks88

    Nicks88 Well-Known Member
    53

    Nov 15, 2009
    337
    59
    53
    CCTV operator
    Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX by way of Long Island, NY
    I was sharing what happened with mine. If you have issues, take it back. Problem solved.
     
  16. indolent

    indolent Well-Known Member
    15

    Oct 25, 2009
    55
    0
    15
    This happens to me once in a while too.
     
  17. CincinnatiDroid

    CincinnatiDroid New Member
    5

    Nov 25, 2009
    1
    0
    5
    Ok, so others have said they have the whacky screen issue when they plug in a different charger. Mine does this as well (with a charger I bought with my phone). Why does this happen? Does it damage the phone? Needless to say, the charger is going back today.
     
  18. N2o

    N2o Active Member
    15

    Nov 11, 2009
    42
    0
    15
    I really wish the virtual keyboards supported multi touch. I hate having to slow down my ninja press skills for the UI to process... sigh.

    I also charge with the blackberry storm charger and don't experience any weird issues, but sometimes when I click links the browser doesn't navigate. Thats pretty annoying.
     
  19. eclipsed4utoo

    eclipsed4utoo Well-Known Member
    43

    Nov 12, 2009
    435
    27
    43
    Software Developer
    Florence, SC
    who said anything about returning it?
     
  20. eclipsed4utoo

    eclipsed4utoo Well-Known Member
    43

    Nov 12, 2009
    435
    27
    43
    Software Developer
    Florence, SC
    it really has nothing to do with the charger. Mine does it and the only charger I have is the one that came in the box with the phone.

    it is not a charger issue.
     
  21. bamaredwingsfan

    bamaredwingsfan Well-Known Member
    88

    Nov 16, 2009
    525
    27
    88
    Mail Carrier
    Cullman, AL
    Car home seems to pop up alot for me, mostly when i have my bluetooth connected:mad:
     
  22. eNons3nse

    eNons3nse Well-Known Member
    16

    Nov 10, 2009
    70
    9
    16
    Happens to me too sometimes. This is my 2nd droid too. Had to take the 1st one back because of crashing problems. I have a feeling that if this is happening to a lot of people they may have a fix for it with the OTA update that I was told was happening on the 11th.
     
  23. himaginer

    himaginer New Member
    5

    Nov 27, 2009
    4
    0
    5
  24. techknight

    techknight New Member
    5

    Nov 27, 2009
    4
    0
    5
    This is happening to me, as well. I've tried to adjust the way I touch the screen to help reduce the number of occurances, but it almost seems random. Its pretty frustrating really. In fact, coming from an iPhone, the accuracy in touch input is the only thing keeping me from falling completely in love with it. Its a great device, but touch interfaces live and die by their accuracy. I'm hoping a software patch might resolve this issue.
     
  25. mooshu47

    mooshu47 Active Member
    15

    Nov 7, 2009
    28
    0
    15
    I've had that happen from day one (not very often, but when it does happen it's very annoying.) I always assumed the screen was incorrectly interpreting the tap as a swipe. Maybe if enough people complain it will be fixed in the future.
     

Share This Page

Loading...