Droid touch screen freaking out

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  1. AnDr3wYoN

    AnDr3wYoN New Member

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    Running a rooted Moto Droid with CM 5.0.6.2 and nextheme

    My phone was acting weird all week and ten today the touch screen was either completely unresponsive or clicking randomly by itself.

    When the touch screen is unresponsive the "strip" of the screen that stretches from the menu key to the home key does not work at all.

    When the screen is freaking out the exact opposite happens, only the points within the "strip" are getting randomly pressed.

    I went into dev tools to see what was going on and when I use the pointer locator it showed that when the screen was unresponsive, clicking the strip would register as two different clicks outside the strip. (if you click the middle, two points would register to the side)

    and when the screen is freaking out the pointer locator says that there is input on the center of the strip, even when I am not touching it.

    Does anyone know what's going on? I'd rather not go through the hassle of getting a new one.
     
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    detox07 New Member

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    By chance did you get any moisture on it? I've noticed that even sweat can cause my screen to go wonky, also some fine dirt particulates have caused it too.

    Usually when this happens I just hit sleep, and hopefully I don't need to use it, one instance I actually pulled my battery and left it for a couple hours while the moisture dried and that fixed it.
     
  3. AnDr3wYoN

    AnDr3wYoN New Member

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    Hitting sleep did help remedy the problem for a good 30 seconds but now hitting sleep or battery pulling does not do anything. I've even tried going back to stock firmware and that did not help either.

    I also did leave the battery out for 5 hours and just put it back in when i posted this, and still the problems are there.
     
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    JCo352 Senior Member

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    Been using a aftermarket charger recently?
     
  5. AnDr3wYoN

    AnDr3wYoN New Member

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    I am using the charger and usb cord that came in the box, would charging from my computer have anything to do with it?
     
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    This same thing happened with mine, tried to see if it work itself out but after a week it got irritating so i took it down to verizon and they replaced it.

    Of the three droids we have in our house two have had issues mine and my moms, hers acted like it was possessed and would go into menus randomly call people, get on the internet everything all while you are holding the phone not touching any buttons.

    If it doesn't get better in a couple of days i would take it to verizon it should be covered under manufactures warranty
     
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    Maybe a stupid question, but is this happening all the time, or only when it's plugged into your computer?

    Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk
     
  8. AnDr3wYoN

    AnDr3wYoN New Member

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    all the time
     
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    jcardona1 Senior Member

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    i had this happen before when it wasnt plugged into anything. mine started right after i updated an app, so i have a feeling it could be an app that isnt playing nice with your phone. now the fun part is trying to figure out which one it may be!
     
  10. AnDr3wYoN

    AnDr3wYoN New Member

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    Yea I thought that might have been it but it was still freaking out after a clean wipe, even before logging into my google account.
     
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    I had a feeling it was that, mine started having issues shortly after the ota update, glad you found a fix :)
     
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