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

From: hendrik at topoi.pooq.com hendrik at topoi.pooq.com
Date: Mon Sep 7 06:44:14 EEST 2009
On Sun, Sep 06, 2009 at 10:57:51PM -0300, João Marcelo wrote:
> 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.

All I can say is that mine works better, so it just might be hardware.
-- hendrik
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