[maemo-users] Some buttons not working properly on N800

From: João Marcelo jmarcelo.alencar at gmail.com
Date: Mon Sep 7 04:57:51 EEST 2009
On Sun, Sep 6, 2009 at 10:23 PM, <hendrik at topoi.pooq.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 06, 2009 at 09:39:00PM -0300, João Marcelo wrote:
>> Helo Community,
>> I've just bought a brand new nokia n800 tablet. It comes loaded with a
>> old version of Maemo so I followed the instructions on
>> http://wiki.maemo.org/Updating_the_tablet_firmware . I updated to the
>> latest version, RX-34_DIABLO_5.2008.43-7_PR_COMBINED_MR0_ARM.bin using
>> flasher-3.0.
>> Everything worked just fine, the device rebooted. The problem happens
>> when I single click the power button, the device mode menu appears and
>> choose 'Lock touch screen and keys'. The screen is locked and I just
>> can't unlock. When I click the power button again, a message asking me
>> to press the central button appears. I click it, but the device
>> doesn't unlock. The button seems to work with other applications, but
>> it isn't something reliable, sometimes it doesn't work. The same can
>> be said about all the other buttons, including the directional
>> buttons, the return, menu and home buttons.
>> Is it a hardware problem or by any chance is it related with software?
> My N800 unlocks about half the time; when it fails I have to
> start the whole sequence all over again -- but it seems to be a
> difficulty using my *big* fingers to posh that centre-square button and
> not the squarish ring around it.

hell, i didn't get any time right. My fingers are of an ordinary size.

> But I suppose it could be hardware.  Does the button make good contact?
> Is there dirt in the switch?

It is as clean as new. Just opened the box  Externally, it looks and feels ok.
> -- hendrik
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João Marcelo Uchôa de Alencar
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