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When I turn my computer on there is a huge black box around my screen and the screen is really tiny. How do I get it back to fullscreen?

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When you power up press F8 key then enter in enable vga mode.
Then go to controil panel and display property then settings.
Change screen resolution to 1024*768 then apply and ok.

You can also try last know good configuration.

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When I tap on the screen, nothing happens, though it is turned on. The only thing I can use is the Contacts and Appointments via the keys at the bottom.


I had the same problem and tried several of the solutions here, from cleaning around the edges of the screen, to soft and hard resets. They worked for a time, but eventually, the pointer didn't register at all. Before you throw out your unit, look on Ebay for the replacement digitizer. There are or were many when I looked, ranging from about $8 to considerably more. None of the low cost ones came with instructions, but did come with tools. Higher priced offerings were for having them replace the digitizer for you. I ordered the low priced one and figured I could figure it out. The tools they send are two tiny screw drivers with special tips and a small plastic device to pry the sections apart. If you want to do it yourself, I will be happy to explain what I did. Remember to be really gentle when you do every step. First use the pry tool on the place where the cord plugs in to connect the device to the usb slot on your computer. It is tight, but gently pry out the small black rectangle. You will see two tiny screws inside. Remove those, carefully with one of the screwdrivers that come with the digitizer and set them someplace save. These two screws or bolts have nuts, that you can't really see until the next step. Watch for them if they fall out. The next step is to use the pry tool around the edges of the white plastic face of the Z22 and separate it from the back. I would lay it on the back while you do this. There is a small u-shaped piece that is part of the reset button and it fits on a peg on the back part of the device. Carefully ease the front and back apart. There are 4 small screws that still need to be removed. Save them to replace when done. Remove the innards of the device, but Don't totally separate the sections. There are foil connectors that attach the parts and they need to be intact. Gently ease the digitizer from the white plastic face. It will have another white plastic box on it's back side. Use the pry device to separate the glass digitizer from that white box. You will see there is a gold striped foil connector on your new digitizer, about midway up the side of the device. Find the one that is connected to the old digitizer and ease it out of the slot. Remove the old digitizer. Slide the new connector into the slot. Position the new glass digitizer correctly over the white plastic box and place the innards face down into the white face of the Z22. Replace the 4 screws. Gently close the case, laying the front onto the back, so you don't displace the reset button part. Snap together and replace the two tiny screws into the section near the power cord connector. (Hopefully you didn't drop the little nuts out, during the process. If you did, you may have to back track until you can see the small white boxes that they slip into, in that location. Email me if you have problems with this. It sounds a lot worse than it was. When I finished, I was really disappointed, because it didn't turn on, the whole screen was black, which was worse than when I started. But, after I plugged it in, and let it charge about 3 hours, it worked perfectly! I am so excited! You can do this if you are patient and gentle.

Aug 04, 2009 | Palm Z22 Handheld

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My problem is the same, it happens when i'm in fullscreen.


go in and fix the power settings under screen saver disable sleep mode on drives and monitor disable sleep mode on every thing just use blank screen instead
bes fix 4 ya

Jul 29, 2009 | Gateway GT4010 (RBGT4010) PC Desktop

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Palm Z22 touchscreen does not work even after a hard reset


I had the same problem and tried several of the solutions here, from cleaning around the edges of the screen, to soft and hard resets. They worked for a time, but eventually, the pointer didn't register at all. Before you throw out your unit, look on Ebay for the replacement digitizer. There are or were many when I looked, ranging from about $8 to considerably more. None of the low cost ones came with instructions, but did come with tools. Higher priced offerings were for having them replace the digitizer for you. I ordered the low priced one and figured I could figure it out. The tools they send are two tiny screw drivers with special tips and a small plastic device to pry the sections apart. If you want to do it yourself, I will be happy to explain what I did. Remember to be really gentle when you do every step. First use the pry tool on the place where the cord plugs in to connect the device to the usb slot on your computer. It is tight, but gently pry out the small black rectangle. You will see two tiny screws inside. Remove those, carefully with one of the screwdrivers that come with the digitizer and set them someplace save. These two screws or bolts have nuts, that you can't really see until the next step. Watch for them if they fall out. The next step is to use the pry tool around the edges of the white plastic face of the Z22 and separate it from the back. I would lay it on the back while you do this. There is a small u-shaped piece that is part of the reset button and it fits on a peg on the back part of the device. Carefully ease the front and back apart. There are 4 small screws that still need to be removed. Save them to replace when done. Remove the innards of the device, but Don't totally separate the sections. There are foil connectors that attach the parts and they need to be intact. Gently ease the digitizer from the white plastic face. It will have another white plastic box on it's back side. Use the pry device to separate the glass digitizer from that white box. You will see there is a gold striped foil connector on your new digitizer, about midway up the side of the device. Find the one that is connected to the old digitizer and ease it out of the slot. Remove the old digitizer. Slide the new connector into the slot. Position the new glass digitizer correctly over the white plastic box and place the innards face down into the white face of the Z22. Replace the 4 screws. Gently close the case, laying the front onto the back, so you don't displace the reset button part. Snap together and replace the two tiny screws into the section near the power cord connector. (Hopefully you didn't drop the little nuts out, during the process. If you did, you may have to back track until you can see the small white boxes that they slip into, in that location. Email me if you have problems with this. It sounds a lot worse than it was. When I finished, I was really disappointed, because it didn't turn on, the whole screen was black, which was worse than when I started. But, after I plugged it in, and let it charge about 3 hours, it worked perfectly! I am so excited! You can do this if you are patient and gentle.

Jun 11, 2009 | Palm Z22 Handheld

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My Palm Z22 suddenly stopped taking input from the screen or buttons. I have hit the reset on the back several times to no avail. Can you suggest something?


My Palm Z22 suddenly stopped taking input from the screen or buttons. I have hit the reset on the back several times toI had the same problem and tried several of the solutions here, from cleaning around the edges of the screen, to soft and hard resets. They worked for a time, but eventually, the pointer didn't register at all. Before you throw out your unit, look on Ebay for the replacement digitizer. There are or were many when I looked, ranging from about $8 to considerably more. None of the low cost ones came with instructions, but did come with tools. Higher priced offerings were for having them replace the digitizer for you. I ordered the low priced one and figured I could figure it out. The tools they send are two tiny screw drivers with special tips and a small plastic device to pry the sections apart. If you want to do it yourself, I will be happy to explain what I did. Remember to be really gentle when you do every step. First use the pry tool on the place where the cord plugs in to connect the device to the usb slot on your computer. It is tight, but gently pry out the small black rectangle. You will see two tiny screws inside. Remove those, carefully with one of the screwdrivers that come with the digitizer and set them someplace save. These two screws or bolts have nuts, that you can't really see until the next step. Watch for them if they fall out. The next step is to use the pry tool around the edges of the white plastic face of the Z22 and separate it from the back. I would lay it on the back while you do this. There is a small u-shaped piece that is part of the reset button and it fits on a peg on the back part of the device. Carefully ease the front and back apart. There are 4 small screws that still need to be removed. Save them to replace when done. Remove the innards of the device, but Don't totally separate the sections. There are foil connectors that attach the parts and they need to be intact. Gently ease the digitizer from the white plastic face. It will have another white plastic box on it's back side. Use the pry device to separate the glass digitizer from that white box. You will see there is a gold striped foil connector on your new digitizer, about midway up the side of the device. Find the one that is connected to the old digitizer and ease it out of the slot. Remove the old digitizer. Slide the new connector into the slot. Position the new glass digitizer correctly over the white plastic box and place the innards face down into the white face of the Z22. Replace the 4 screws. Gently close the case, laying the front onto the back, so you don't displace the reset button part. Snap together and replace the two tiny screws into the section near the power cord connector. (Hopefully you didn't drop the little nuts out, during the process. If you did, you may have to back track until you can see the small white boxes that they slip into, in that location. Email me if you have problems with this. It sounds a lot worse than it was. When I finished, I was really disappointed, because it didn't turn on, the whole screen was black, which was worse than when I started. But, after I plugged it in, and let it charge about 3 hours, it worked perfectly! I am so excited! You can do this if you are patient and gentle....

Mar 27, 2009 | Palm Z22 Handheld

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Fullscreening problem


try up dating you video driver. you may not have enough video memory avalible try going to system properties under the advanced tab click dettings in the performance box then click the radio button fro best performance. your desktop colors and display will be very basic but then try to loading the same program. if that doesent work try reinsatlling that program again make sure that your computer meets the requirements. also make sure that you have enough ram also.

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Unable to view fullscreen in hdtv


That is the way HDTV is viewed on many screens as a wide fromat. So you will get top and bottom non-viewable areas. It is the width that gives the full imagery for that format. To have the screen filled you would get a standard 4:3 format like standard TV. HD is a 16:9 format so it is much wider.

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Screen is black on fullscreen


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C++


If it says that your system can not run it in fullscreen mode, then it certainly can not be ran in fullscreen mode.

~Actaviosan

Mar 15, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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Touch Screen Fails To Sense Stylus


I had the same problem and tried several of the solutions here, from cleaning around the edges of the screen, to soft and hard resets. They worked for a time, but eventually, the pointer didn't register at all. Before you throw out your unit, look on Ebay for the replacement digitizer. There are or were many when I looked, ranging from about $8 to considerably more. None of the low cost ones came with instructions, but did come with tools. Higher priced offerings were for having them replace the digitizer for you. I ordered the low priced one and figured I could figure it out. The tools they send are two tiny screw drivers with special tips and a small plastic device to pry the sections apart. If you want to do it yourself, I will be happy to explain what I did. Remember to be really gentle when you do every step. First use the pry tool on the place where the cord plugs in to connect the device to the usb slot on your computer. It is tight, but gently pry out the small black rectangle. You will see two tiny screws inside. Remove those, carefully with one of the screwdrivers that come with the digitizer and set them someplace save. These two screws or bolts have nuts, that you can't really see until the next step. Watch for them if they fall out. The next step is to use the pry tool around the edges of the white plastic face of the Z22 and separate it from the back. I would lay it on the back while you do this. There is a small u-shaped piece that is part of the reset button and it fits on a peg on the back part of the device. Carefully ease the front and back apart. There are 4 small screws that still need to be removed. Save them to replace when done. Remove the innards of the device, but Don't totally separate the sections. There are foil connectors that attach the parts and they need to be intact. Gently ease the digitizer from the white plastic face. It will have another white plastic box on it's back side. Use the pry device to separate the glass digitizer from that white box. You will see there is a gold striped foil connector on your new digitizer, about midway up the side of the device. Find the one that is connected to the old digitizer and ease it out of the slot. Remove the old digitizer. Slide the new connector into the slot. Position the new glass digitizer correctly over the white plastic box and place the innards face down into the white face of the Z22. Replace the 4 screws. Gently close the case, laying the front onto the back, so you don't displace the reset button part. Snap together and replace the two tiny screws into the section near the power cord connector. (Hopefully you didn't drop the little nuts out, during the process. If you did, you may have to back track until you can see the small white boxes that they slip into, in that location. Email me if you have problems with this. It sounds a lot worse than it was. When I finished, I was really disappointed, because it didn't turn on, the whole screen was black, which was worse than when I started. But, after I plugged it in, and let it charge about 3 hours, it worked perfectly! I am so excited! You can do this if you are patient and gentle.

If you partially opened the case, you may have had the restart button piece shift out of place. You need the tools that come with the new digitizer, or a very delicate tool to pry out the rectangle,around the power cord connection, and remove two tiny screws, before you can separate the front and back. The tool they send to do that is sort of soft plastic, tiny spatula shaped piece which can squeeze into the grooves and gently separate that piece and the front from the back.

Oct 17, 2007 | Palm Z22 Handheld

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