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Motorola Droid misclicking while in car dock?

Discussion in 'Android Accessories' started by Rei, Mar 2, 2011.

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    I recently bought a generic car smartphone holder -- the kind that clips or suctions to the vehicle, then holds the phone in place with foam-covered clamps on the sides. The phone fits in great -- but whenever the clamps are closed, I can no longer click reliably on it. It gets the horizonal component of where my finger is right, but it's like it picks a random vertical position every fraction of a second.

    Has anyone experienced this before? If so, what is the solution?
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    What kind of phone? Does any part of the clamping mechanism come in contact with the screen?
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    1. Original motorola droid (see subject).
    2. No.
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    Ugh. So apparently it's not the holder. It's the power cord. And not where it hooks into the phone, either -- it's the power-to-USB adapter portion. I never would have guessed that could cause the symptom of misclicks, but I verified it -- phone in holder, no plug = works. Phone out of holder, plug in = doesn't work. USB disconnected from adapter, plugged into different adapter = works.
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    It's a known fact that non-OEM charger will cause a problem.
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    There are quite a few existing threads on certain chargers causing interference with the capacitive screen.
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