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Tried using my Droid in the rain last night..

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by xythil, Mar 13, 2010.

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    Noticed the screen bugged out when it had some rain drops on it. Anyone know why this is? The screen either would not recognize my touches or when it did it bugged out. Id scroll down on a web page and it would zoom out.

    I thought it might be the same on all capacitive screens so I pulled out my ipod touch to test it. But it worked flawlessly under the same conditions...

    Any reason why this would be?
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    may i ask why you would use electronics in the rain
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    I used mine in the rain yesterday and it worked perfectly the rain actually made my finger slide easier
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    It's a phone. Shouldn't you be able to use it in wet conditions. Every one I have owner so far could be used in light rain at least. Handy if you have just driven into a ditch. :)
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    I avoid using it in the rain; water and electronics do not go well together. One thing to make a quick emergency call another to just be in the rain playing on your droid.
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    AIN"T that the F****** Truth!?
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    I was lost and needed a map and the sky seemed fit to rain on me?

    It was only a few rain drops on the screen. Not like I submerged it in the atlantic ocean..
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    You know guys like to have a little fun - no harm intended here. Have a good day Buddy!
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    Rain Drops

    Usually after I wash my hands and go directly to use the Droid it seems
    that th moisture screws around with the touch screen sensitivity thereby rendering it slow to respond the touch.

    I'm just guessing here, I'm not an electronic guru - I just stayed at motel 6 last night.
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    By a show of hands, who here uses the hair dryer while in the tub? Anyone?
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    I don't use a dryer while in the tub - it's dangerous. I just get cold, so
    i set my electric heater on the side of the tub, while i soak in a warm bubble bath.
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    xythil,
    The touch screen responds to moisture in ur hands, so when it was wet the screen basically thought you has 10 fingers on the screen at once trying to move it in different directions.
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    This ^^^^^ +1
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    And have White Rabbit playing on the Droid of course..... :rofl3:
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    I too would like to know why it bugs out. I was washing my hands and just a drop of water on the screen while it was on the browser page and it started to go up and around while the drop was stationary.
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    Somehow I just never put something like the Droid and a Hair Dryer in the same category though neither were created to be used in a liquid environment. I suspect the Droid could have been sealed a bit better, close up the antenna and USB holes so that they are not a direct tunnel into the inner workings of the unit, but the Hair Dryer is a lost cause.
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    Why does this effect the droid and not the itouch?
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    Ease up on your Droid. You've had it two days or so, and you're rooted and playing in the rain.

    What's the over under on Xythill cooking that unit? For your sake, hope you do it in the first thirty days.
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    a complaint about the phone acting up when exposed to rain? hmmmm:confused:
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    The screen uses the conductivity of your finger tip to find where you want to go on the screen, when any amount of water is also on the screen it will have a hard time figuring out what you want to touch since the water is conductive as well.

    ps. Was it that hard to give this guy a response instead of just trying to pick on him/her for using a phone in the rain?
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