[maemo-developers] N800: Loss of touch screen sensitivity/pressure detection

From: Neil MacLeod gmane at nmacleod.com
Date: Wed Feb 21 01:15:16 EET 2007
inode0 wrote:
> I see this too when using the newsreader especially. I have noticed
> that if I just move the stylus around a little bit it helps. If I try
> in the same place I also see the need to hit it 3 or 4 times. Most
> taps take the first time if I just move to a slightly different
> location on the scroll bar.
> John

Agreed about the news reader - I assumed it was just another problem with the news reader application as I could usually drag an article up/down on the second page drag, but now I realise it's most likely the touch screen not passing through the drags.

The vertical scroll bar is for me the most frustrating problem though - this affects every application, whereas the patchy sensitivity I have in the middle of the screen affects only those apps where I need to drag the page (eg. the browser, news reader). Obviously the occasional button press or list selection can also be ignored if it falls within this defective area.

Re-calibrating, rebooting and reflashing have had no effect (I'm running 2.2006.51-6, stock Nokia kernel).

Really need to know if this is firmware related (fixable) or hardware (return to Nokia) - it seems fairly common.

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