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HTC Apache screen acting up

By alvdy
Jun 1, 2008
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  1. Hello
    My HTC apache screen is acting the goat. Basically if you can imagine the windows mobile 5 password screen. it has the numbers 1-9 arranged trom top to bottom in rows of three with clear and 0 at the bottom:
    123
    456
    789
    0clr

    Now imagine this: when i tap the 4 i get a 4. but when i tap 2 i get a one and when i tap 1 i get nothing unless i push hard. if i want to get the correct numbers without pushing hard i have to push the ones next to them. so 3 for a 2, 2 for a 1. this is getting really annoying and it is not just on the password screen. Everything seems to be offset slightly to the left. I have done extensive Googling but found nothing and have tried both hard and soft resets to be basically useless. I have tried everything short of replacing the screen. Oh and alignment won't work either because the screen is offset and i cannot physically get at at point to touch them.

    Sorry to waffle on, but has anyone encountered this problem or has a solution for me. It may just be time for an iPhone.

    Thanks
    Allan Loveday
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    Use some canned air like Dust Off to clean the keyboard, while holding it upside down. I expect some crud in sliding around under those keys.
  3. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    [​IMG]
    Try cleaning the screen
  4. fastco

    fastco TS Rookie Posts: 1,511

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