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Touch screen replaced but not quite working...

Hi, I read the thread you responded to where you said you could give instructions on how to fix a new touch screen in. Well, I bought one and got my husband to fit it, but one area just isnt responding correctly to the pressure. Its around the centre near the top, if you go to the screen where you can type a personal message, the TY & U buttons do not respond, but the selection jumps down to the keys below, i hit T and i get G for example. From reading your message I can tell you know your stuff, and I wondered if you have any little tips that might help me. I've gone through the calibration several times, which seems to take ages and doesnt make any difference to the problem. My email is lou@robpannell.com
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Lou
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    Loustar May 29, 2008

    Thanks, I'll get it open and clean the connectors and see if that helps. Have already contacted the seller, they have offered to replace, but I'll do this first. Thanks for your help!

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    Loustar Sep 12, 2008

    Hi, just to let you know, we got a new screen off the seller and installed it, and it worked! We definately had a faulty one sent us first time round. Thought I should post this up so if anyone else has the same problem they will have this info :)



    Thanks for all your help!

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Lou,
Did you get any fingerprints on the touchscreen when it was installed? This could be part of the problem.

If not, then the screen you purchased was defective from the factory.
Thanks, Bob

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