I just recently purchased a used Droid 2 from ebay to replace my Droid Incredible that died a couple of months ago. I've been using a Droid Eris but went for the Droid 2 to fill the remainder of my contract.
Anyway, my question is that the Droid 2 I got has capacitive buttons that don't work (I knew this before I bid on it). They appear responsive but when I press one of the buttons it selects the nearest point directly above it on the screen. So for example, if I press the "home" button when it's below the dialer app then the dialer app gets pressed instead and launched.
Now googling a solution to this issue always ends with people saying "just take it to verizon and make them give you a new phone", which obviously wing work for me.
So does anyone have experience fixing that area of the digitizer and what it might take to get it working? And what parts may be needed?
Now I know nothing else about this phone and what it has been through, but when I first saw the screen I noticed some dust between the digitizer and the LCD which leads me to believe that the digitizer was replaced at one point and that could have been part of the cause of the phone's capacitive buttons not working. I figured that I might have to replace the digitizer but any tips or help with what to do or try would be helpful!
Edit: I actually opened up the back and found the water damage stickers are red so there has been some water damage. Also I discovered that the earpiece doesn't work. It can connect to make a call, but it has to be on speakerphone for me to hear anything. If I can get the capacitive buttons working and earpiece working then otherwise it seems everything is in working order and will make a decent replacement.
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