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G1 touch screen not working

Every time I charge my phone, the touchscreen stops working. I will try and touch something at the top and it will click on something down at the bottom. Also, when i try to move it to the other screen it will get stuck shaking. And, the icons will sometimes go on, like i had selected them to go into the trash.

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  • kristen_kumm Nov 13, 2008

    I have this problem when sometimes my screen doesn't work. I press on an icon at the top of the screen and it opens up an application on the bottom, and then some of the applications open when I haven't even touched my phone.

  • Anonymous Nov 22, 2008

    I've seen the same issues. Been trying to find a heatmap / touch application, it looks like it's picking up touches in the wrong spot or extra touches. I've also noticed that the main menu key may be ignored.

    Sometimes it is corrected for a short time when I power off the device for a moment.

    New problem for me, I'm traveling and using the USB charger a lot, and it's doing a lot of wifi scanning. In case those are related.


  • Anonymous Dec 06, 2008

    it touch stuff on it own wen im not even pressin on and wen im texting it start going to otha message and bringing up the menu buttom

  • KraZyGoOse Dec 06, 2008

    I have exactly the same problem. I live in Spain and I don't have a USA to Spanish charger adapter, so I'm using a standard USB plug.

    If I use the standard USB cable with my computer, it works fine, but if I use it with my USB charger... boom! The screen turns unusable :(

  • bradbuzzi Dec 21, 2008

    same as nadinelemons

  • Anonymous Feb 07, 2009

    I use OEM chargers, usb cords plugged directly into computers, a no name car charger from china and they work swimmingly.

    But! A travel charger I bought from china makes the touchscreen go haywire. The only usable button then becomes the End Call, and scroll ball. Oh, and I complained and they sent me a replacement car charger, same problem!


  • Anonymous Feb 18, 2009

    my g1 is doing the same thing.

  • Anonymous Feb 27, 2009

    I have exactly the same problem. A hard-reset solves it but as soon as I recharge - wham...

  • Anonymous Feb 27, 2009

    I have the same issue exactly.

  • Anonymous May 23, 2009

    I have the same problem, even it is not charging, the screen do some strange things, dancing around, click some buttons...

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My workaround is to charge with a different power source, or stop charging. i think it's the power source. for me, the touchscreen goes crazy when i'm charging via usb with this old computer, but it's fine when i stop charging. it's probably an unclean power source messing with the capacitance sensor.

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