1. You want that $100.00 in your pocket or an Amazon Fire TV don't you? Well here's the deal. With our new updated look we are in desperate need of an updated logo. The 'old' one has certainly served us well, but it's time. Find all the details here: bit.ly/1q0k6Wa
  2. DroidForums.net is currently undergoing a major software upgrade. If you are experiencing any problems logging in please: Contact Us

screen jumping around

Discussion in 'Android Tech Support' started by blacktalon82, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. blacktalon82
    Offline

    blacktalon82 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2009
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    For some reason if I hold my finger still on any list, web page, or screen that can be scrolled, the screen starts to jump all over the place.

    Has anyone else experianced this? It honestly makes it very tough to use the phone at all as even leaving my finger on the phone for a second makes it jump.
  2. Echo3
    Offline

    Echo3 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2009
    Messages:
    143
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    San Mateo, CA
    Was doing a search about this and came across this. Guess I am not the only one who has this issue. I'm guessing it's a bug...
  3. YosM45
    Offline

    YosM45 New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2009
    Messages:
    33
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Mine does the same thing. Have to restart it, or pull the battery to get it back to normal.
  4. Echo3
    Offline

    Echo3 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2009
    Messages:
    143
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    San Mateo, CA

    I tried restarting and battery pull and it still does it. Thought it may be hardware issue, but when I do that on the slide to unlock, just holding it halfway before it unlocks, it does not jitter or shake. So it seems as if its software related.

    Also, sliding the keyboard out and using in landscape mode, it does not show any symptoms of shaking/jittering when I am dragging down the notification bar, or scrolling through web pages and lists.

    Hopefully the next patch will fix this issue.
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2010
  5. Echo3
    Offline

    Echo3 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2009
    Messages:
    143
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    San Mateo, CA
    Nvm...when I disconnect it from the charger, it responds normal. Only time it behaves like this is when it is plugged in the charger.
  6. allikanbe
    Offline

    allikanbe Member

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2009
    Messages:
    323
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Yorktown, VA
    I'm just trying to pin down where the problem may be. Does this happen when the charging cable is plugged into your laptop or when it is plugged into an electrical outlet? It could be the cable, or the plastic part with the electrical prongs, or related to your laptop/computer.
  7. Echo3
    Offline

    Echo3 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2009
    Messages:
    143
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    San Mateo, CA
    Both. When it's plugged into my laptop or electrical outlet.
  8. YosM45
    Offline

    YosM45 New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2009
    Messages:
    33
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0

    I only experienced on the browser and especially on the contact list. When I used the tab to the right to scroll down to a letter, the tab was all over the place, contacts jumping up and down.

    Never noticed if it was different while plugged.

    Hasn't done it in a while though, but I read some where that this is supposed to be fixed with the next patch or 2.1.
  9. nyijedi
    Offline

    nyijedi New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2009
    Messages:
    304
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Two things:

    1) There have been some posts that using certain chargers will cause this exact behavior. Are you using the charger that came w/ the Droid or a different one? Not all micro-USB chargers are the same. If you're using a different charger, compare the amps in the charger you're using with the amps of the charger that came with the Droid. If they're different, stop using that charger.

    2) A while ago I had a very small amount of liquid come in contact w/ the earhole above the screen on my Droid (happened when installing a screen protector). My touch screen went unresponsive for the rest of that night. Luckily, it started working the next morning, but for a day or two, I had the same problems you're talking about. Since then, it hasn't occurred. Is there any chance any liquid came into contact w/ the earhole on your Droid - even a very, very small amount?
  10. Echo3
    Offline

    Echo3 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2009
    Messages:
    143
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    San Mateo, CA
    It's the stock charger that came with the phone and no liquid came in contact with the earhole.


  11. lkevinl
    Offline

    lkevinl New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2010
    Messages:
    37
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0

    First off, USB is a standard, the exact voltage and current may vary slightly from device to device as long as they are in the range of standard's specification.

    So the question about using the stock "charger" is irrelevant. All wall chargers must put out voltage and current in the same range as the standard's spec. And the charger is irrelevant to those of us who connect to our PCs/Laptops where again, the voltage and current may vary slightly from device to device.

    With all that said, I have the scroll jitter issue also. When connected to my laptop via USB, in portrait mode, my scroll lists jitter on any VERTICAL scroll. If I'm in a browser, I get vertical jitter when scrolling vertically, but no horizontal scroll jitter. Most list menus are vertical in portrait mode so they also jitter.

    If I turn the device to landscape mode, ALL jitter goes away, horizontal and vertical. This seems to point to some SOFTWARE issue because if it weren't, you'd still get jitter in 1 axis since vertical just becomes horizontal in landscape mode and vice versa.

    Also, if I unplug the device from USB, all jitter goes away in either mode, landscape or portrait.

    To duplicate, while plugged in to a USB device or charger, go to a web page in the browser, put a finger down and scroll a bit vertically then stop keeping your finger down. I get varying amounts of vertical jitter. I can do the same on a home screen page by holding my finger down on an icon or widget as if I want to move it, move it slightly vertically and then hold... it starts to jitter vertically.

    Very annoying. Hopefully this can be fixed a software update.
  12. Smitty
    Offline

    Smitty New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2010
    Messages:
    25
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Central Kansas
    This symptom appeared after the last update was pushed. My Droids screen is as yours, jittery, unsmooth and just unpleasant to use. I too hope the next update addresses this issue.
  13. lkevinl
    Offline

    lkevinl New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2010
    Messages:
    37
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    But are you symptoms the same where they only occur while plugged in via USB and go away when unplugged from USB?
  14. Smitty
    Offline

    Smitty New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2010
    Messages:
    25
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Central Kansas
    Mine always does this, doesn't matter if it's plugged into the wall charger, or connected via USB cable to my computer. For what it's worth, I only use the charger supplied with the Droid from VZ, as opposed to the $10 charger available elsewhere.
  15. Oohyeah
    Offline

    Oohyeah New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2009
    Messages:
    65
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Didn't see this thread so I posted in another one here:
    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/te...plugged-into-computer-via-usb.html#post119588

    So that we can consolidate them, I'll carry on here. What I posted there was:

    Whenever I plug in the USB cable to connect to my computer, the touchscreen behaves very erratically, making it very difficult to swipe properly, like flipping homescreens. To prove this, I ran a picture drawing app, and it shows my touch going everywhere and not responding as it should be.

    This only happens when plugged into a computer, and the USB is set to one of the options (like SD card management) and not to 'none'. Also does not happen when just plugged in for power charging.

    Then Martin posted this:

    To which I replied:

    This is a very weird problem!
  16. Sarreq Teryx
    Offline

    Sarreq Teryx New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2010
    Messages:
    62
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    there was a response to this on the official motorola support forums claiming use of a cable from a kindle (also USB micro-b, apparently) fixed the problem, so it's possible it's the cord itself
  17. kefler
    Offline

    kefler New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2009
    Messages:
    35
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I have this exact issue. It happens when plugged into my laptop via a random USB cable, but it also happens just the same in dock mode when plugged into the official motorolla USB dock and using the wall charger that came with the dock.

    I'll try again with the charger that shipped with the phone also.
  18. Jaack
    Offline

    Jaack New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2010
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I have the same thing, mine is all jittery and jumpy whether it's plugged in or not and i'm using the stock charger it came with. It's becoming unbearable
  19. Oohyeah
    Offline

    Oohyeah New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2009
    Messages:
    65
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    It may be that the incorrect voltage/amperage from the time it is plugged in continues to affect your screen even after unplugging. I think I experienced that once before with my Nexus.

    Thankfully, the problem disappeared after a reboot. You might want to try that. Make sure it's not plugged during/after the reboot and see if the problem remains. Then plug it in to see if the problem comes back. If so, then you've isolated the cause.
  20. Fexman
    Offline

    Fexman New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2010
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Germany
    Milestone 2

    I live in Germany, so I got the Milestone 2. Now the hardware should be the same if I am not mistaken.
    At any rate I have the same Problem. But so far the touchscreen only goes bonkers when I plug it into the Motorola charger. (or the Motorola Docking Station supplied by the charger)
    Model: DC4050EU0301
    Output: 5.1V 850mA

    If I plug it into the PC and connect it as Storage Device everything is fine.
    Also everything goes back to normal as soon as I unplug it.
Search tags for this page
android home screens jump around
,

droid a855 screen jumping

,

droid x screen jumping around

,
how to fix jittery screen on droid 2
,

jittery screen android x

,

motorola a855 screen shakes

,
motorola droid bionic phone screen jumping
,
motorola milestone x2 what causes screen to jump and
,
motrrola camera jumping between screens
,
my galaxy ii screen keeps on jumping all over the place and
,
my motorola a855 erratic touch screen
,
phone screen keeps jittering
,
what caues screen on smartphone to jump or load by itself
,

what causes android screen to jump around

,
why android phone jitters horizontally