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Touchscreen will not calibrate

Even after a "hard reset" my Tungsten E hangs up on the stylus calibration step, repeatedly prompting me to "tap the center of the target".

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  • ravencom Dec 04, 2008

    When I start the Tundsten I get the calibration screen and try, but it doesn't react to the stylus. Is the screen shot?



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I followed the adivce of another post and removed the screws on the back of the machine. I disconnected the battery and left it off for a few minutes. It was then reconnected and the Palm worked perfectly. To be truthful, my 13 year old son did this for me and it worked like a charm. With a phone call to Palm support costing $15 and a repair bill of at least $149.00, I felt like I had nothing to lose. This actually worked!

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I have been having problems with the alignment on my touch screen. Just reset it and have been tapping the target repeatedly but it continues to move diagonally across the screen ad nauseum. What can I...

Remove the Screen protector from the device screen and then calibrate the screen with the stylus.

If the issue still persists, perform the Soft Reset on the device.

1. Use an unfolded paper clip, or the reset tool at the tip of your stylus.
2. Gently press and release the RESET button inside the hole on the back panel of your device .
3. After a soft reset, a logo screen appears, followed shortly by a Preferences screen asking you to set time and date.
4. All data on your device should be retained.

If the issue still persists, perform the Hard Reset on the device.

1. Press and hold the Power (on/off) button on the front panel of your device.
2. While holding Power, use an unfolded paper clip, or the reset tool at the tip of your stylus. Gently press and release the RESET button inside the hole on the back panel of your device.
3. If you see a progress bar, keep holding the Power button.
4. Next, the Palm Powered screen will appear. Release the Power button when you see it.
5. You'll see a screen that asks: Erase all data? YES = "up" button NO = any other button. Press UP on your 5-way navigator to complete the hard reset.

Your device will then take you through a series of screens to calibrate the digitizer and verify the time and date.
Note: A hard reset does not delete the current date and time. It does restore other settings to the factory default.

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actually ur Digitizer is faulty u can replace it urself cost around 25 $ or so do u want to proceed let me know , unless u change the touch panel digitizer u will be stuck at align screen thing

let me know if i can help more


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Unscrew the 4 torx screws on the back and remove the cover carefully.
Unplug the battery for 30 seconds. plug it back in and re- assemble the unit. Once it comes back on it will give you the chance to re calibrate the digitizer ( or you can now select it from the prefs menu)
If the touchscreen fails to repsond you will need a new digitizer.
You can purchase it from :\

there is also a video on how to take it apart here

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Sometimes 3rd party apps that don't work so well with the palms can freeze them up.,/

You could do a hard reset and when you initially sync the palm, when it asks you for a profile choose a new one and see if this method removes your problem.

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If you can access the calibrator, but it loops through the target sequence (repeatedly asking you to tap the targets), there may be a physical problem that's causing your touchscreen to be confused:
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  • You may have debris trapped under the edge of the screen. Use the corner of a piece of thin, stiff paper (copier paper works well) to very gently slide all around the edge of the screen. Don't let the corner of the paper travel more than an eighth of an inch under the screen edge frame. By doing this, you may be able to dislodge small particles of debris trapped under the frame.
  • A heavy impact or scrape to the touchscreen can cause permanent damage. If your touchscreen is damaged, you may need a repair

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