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Topic # 60067 18-Apr-2010 08:16
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I've seen reports around the Net of people experiencing odd things with the touch screen on the Nexus One. Touching one location and the response for another location. I hadn't seen it myself ....until this morning...and I've worked out what caused it (in my case).

I powered on my phone in bed and I had tucked it under my pillow smother the startup noises. When I tried to use it, everything in the bottom centimeter of the screen brought up the launcher. If the keyboard was being used, the keys in the lower rows would present incorrect characters. Floating menus (like the reboot / power off menu) were completely unresponsive. To restart the phone I needed to open a terminal and type reboot.

On rebooting, everything was fine. So I powered off, tucked it back under the pillow and powered it on again. More strangeness ensued.

So! If you want the
Nexus One to behave itself, don't power it one with anything touching the screen that may mess up the calibration of the touch screen during booting. I imagine stuffing it in a pocket would also not be a good idea while its booting up.

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  Reply # 319851 18-Apr-2010 10:18
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I to have had similar problems. I am not sure what causes it, as it happens to me at random times, not just after booting up.

To fix it though, i have found out a simple fix- just rotate your phone 90 degrees (to landscape) for 3 seconds, then back to portrait mode. The screen seems to recalibrate itself. You may have to do it several times.

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  Reply # 319863 18-Apr-2010 10:49
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I haven't seen that. But no doubt I will at some point. :-)

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  Reply # 326891 5-May-2010 13:04
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I've had the same problem the last 2 mornings, phone has been sitting there minding its own business, go to use it when I wake up and the multi-touch goes berzerk.

Didn't try the screen rotate thing, I'll give that a shot if it does it again.

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