Question about Palm Tungsten E2 Handheld
The digitizer on my Palm Tungsten E began to progressively "skew" regardless of calibration - worked fine in the upper L to lower R calibration range but a lower L touch resulted in a mark 1/8" lower that where I touched the stylus (meaning you have to touch the "w" to get an "a" on the soft keyboard, this improves as you move right across the keyboard so touching a "k" is just fine - kind of annoying).
Upgraded to a new Palm Tungsten E2. After a few weeks, the E2 started demonstrating the same skewing characteristic. During a digitizer calibration attempt, the unit locked up. After hard reboot, no part of the digitizer screen functioned - all other LCD and I/O attributes are fine.
Is this digitizer component of the Palm Tungsten series known to be fragile in this way?
If I replace the digitizer component in the E2, might it happen again?
Is there aftermarket digitizer calibration SW which models the Palm's original 5 point calibration routine using all 4 corners?
thanks, K Britz, Seattle
Usually its a failure in the digitizer itself. Often this is due to using a pen or other device rather than the stylus.
The repair is rather simple and the digitizer is available at
You can also check the how to section of the page for step by step instructions on how to replace the digitizer
Posted on Mar 13, 2009
Palm one is in trouble because of problems like this. They don't work on it but you can buy parts to try it yourself. I never had the problem myself but similar conditions. I do windows based units now.
Posted on Jan 02, 2009
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