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Skipping over calibration because of a Broken touchscreen

I have a Palm VIIx, with a cracked screen. The screen contents are visible, but, the touch pad is non-responsive. I still want to hot-sync with it, to use it as an IR storage solution, but, it's stuck in the calibration screen. How do I get past calibration without a working touch pad?

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SOURCE: I have a Palm TX.

I,d suggest that you may have a sticking Button/Switch.
It appears that, another command is being constantly requested by the PDA. first check the battery regarding the amount of charge being held, and for how long. replace battery if discharging.
then i,d suggest having the PDA Serviced, constant usage of these with sweat/food particles/general dust. can cause a button to stick/jam. for example the power on/off or volume up/down button (s) may be making a constant contact, rather than make/break.

Mike @ Compurepair.

Posted on Jul 03, 2008

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SOURCE: can I hot sync z22 palm without the touchscreen?

The cable with the synch button is for the e2.

Posted on Jan 01, 2009

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My TREO 600 touch screen stopped working. It displays perfectly, but the touch function no longer works. The phone is fully charged.

Go to applications - preferences - touchscreen. Follow the instructions to calibrate your touchscreen. If it does not work, reset your phone by pressing the small button at the small hole at the back of the phone with a safety pin.

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The touchscreen of my Z22 is broken

The Z22 is a bullet-proof device for securely saving your personal data, and full marks go to the team at PALM for its solid design. However, the AGE of the Z22, over the last decade, results in 3 problems - the batteries are all dying, and the delicate plastic touchscreen top layer is deteriorating - simply through AGE. When you say the touchscreen is "Broken", I would guess you mean that it does not respond to touch commands from the black plastic stylus that sits in the slot on the back, side, of the unit, when stored. I have never actually seen or heard of a screen that is physically "broken" - like the thousands of iPod, iPhone, Motorola RAZOR, and other touch screen phones that you see today, with cracks running across the broken GLASS. It "Could" happen that the glass screen under the top plastic touch layer is, actually "BROKEN", with the resulting cracks, but this is unlikely, since the trim around the screen is raised a HUGE distance, compared to today's touchscreens.
You can easily replace the screen for $9 if you wait for free shipping from CHINA, or, you can try a few tricks I learned on my Z22 over the years. I have put it in the freezer - which worked temporarily, heated it with a hair dryer - which worked temporarily, and peeled the top plastic layer off the screen- which worked temporarily. I have also replaced the screen with a new one. It is IMPERATIVE to put a hard plastic cover on the Z22 at all times- or you will eventually loose the screen again...
My Z22 page is at:

I hope this helps you to get your Z22 back up and running

have fun
good luck

robin dusty graves

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Dec 12, 2009 | Palm Z22 Handheld

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My touchscreen wont work on my 655 I believe

did you try calibrating the screen.if it doesn't work when you try to calibrate it then it looks like the touch screen is bad and you will have to replace it.even if the touch is bad the video should still come through.go to pref= use the directional keys to to the top. you should see a blue rectangle are the date and the center button and go to touch screen to calibrate it.if it won't let you touch it then the screen is bad. if you have any more questions please email me at

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Touch screen is out of sync, can only use the manual control

Go to Preferences. Select touchscreen. Then follow the instructions for the screen calibration program.

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I have a Palm TX. 3Years old. 6 Months ago had to calibrate Touchscreen every day. 2 months ago had to calibrate touch screen 2/3 times a day. Recently can't calibrate touch screen. Targets go into loop...

Same happened to my 3 month old TX. I just recharged it, and all was OK! Sounds strange at first, but in my hometown, it is very humid, so maybe it got some moist inside and that caused some variations in the power or battery or voltage... dunno, maybe you need some cleaning, or try to calibrate while plugged.

Hope to be useful!

Jul 03, 2008 | Palm TX Handheld

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My touchscreen was acting batty, not responding where I was touching. The solution for me was to:
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Well watch this video and after you follow the directions get the screen and find the glass like cover and remove it from the screen bend it in a very lightly way, then put it back on and put the PDA back together and BAM.

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Broken Screen Life Drive

You can get a repair kit here: or just use the link to learn what tools you'll need. In parts alone it can reach 200$, you'll have to google for it. There's a chance that you only cracked the touch screen, and not the LCD, which changes the picture, and can cut the cost by more than half. I can attach below a picture of a cracked LCD, and another of a damaged touchscreen, so you can see the difference, just note that it's of an Ipaq, so might not be the same as yours. Good luck

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