So I assume nobody knows an easy fix for this? I inherited a droid from a friend, same issue. Random phantom screen touches, entire right side of the digitizer doesn't recognize touches. Blah. I guess it's probably not gonna work as it did anymore.
had the same issue begin for me today
tried wiping and restoring and wiping and installing fresh roms
it has to be a hardware issue or an issue you can't fix at least thats the impression i got from reading all day
time to get a new phone
I've been having the crazy phantom touchscreen freakout screen issue for 2 days now, off and on. I read what Steve H mentioned about the protective plastic coating behind the screen causing the issue, however in my case, that plastic coating has been removed for months.
Additionally, my phone first started exhibiting this issue when sitting in a cool, dry environment, and humidity/temperature do not seem to impact the frequency of the problem, therefore I do not believe these to be the root cause.
I do, however occasionally use aftermarket chargers, and one of my original chargers has a wiring issue where it will sometimes carry a very poor connection through to the phone, causing moments of extremely rapid connect/disconnects.
In my opinion, problems with inconsistent charging and/or voltage seem to be the most likely culprit in catalyzing this behavior, however, based on the frequency and volume of users having this problem, I do believe there to be an inherent flaw in the D1's design.