Crazy Screen Hypothesis

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  1. CrashnBrn
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    My Droid has been having the issue where the screen goes crazy and the shade comes down, it dials number and so forth. This does not happen when it's charging. I am using the Moto charger that came with the phone.

    I think I know why this is happening. I believe that it's when I'm statically charged that it flips out. I moved to a new house with carpets and just started to notice it. Seems like when I'm in my room with carpets the screen goes crazy when I use it. After walking around and touching things it stops going crazy.

    I noticed this after being able to hover over a button and the Droid would push it, even though it only worked on the top right of the screen.

    I think the screen uses static to detect if it's touched?

    Anyone have any ideas to test this theory?

    Or solutions?
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    you are using a 3rd party charger

    and that is why

    edit: oh and the screen senses the tiny amount of electricity flowing through your skin to detect input. very possible static can mess with it
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    No, I am not. I'm using the charger that came with the phone as I don't have any other MicroUSB.

    I had a chance to test some of this today. When I woke up my finger seemed to have no input on the screen. So as I was trying to unlock it I touched a wall outlet (something that was grounded) and right as I did I was able to unlock the phone, and everything started working again. I want to try it when the phone starts freaking out.

    Isn't the phone supposed to have a ground in order to prevent these types of issues from occurring?
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