Question about Palm Z22 Handheld
My Z22 is a couple years old and no problems. Today after I recharged it and turned it on it only gives me the calendar and contact functions. Tapping stylus to make changes to other functions results in nothing happening. Did a soft reset a couple times but it did nothing. Any assistance would be appreciated. Thanks Jim
Hi there JL Dakota. I had many problems with my Z22 over the years. The top layer of the screen is a plastic sheet that must remain stretched completely ABOVE the lower layer of glass that it sits above. Going to Florida, from a colder climate, for example could WARM the screen up a bit, and allow it to stretch, and hit the lower layer. If it touches the lower layer, it shorts out, and will not respond to any touches after that. Putting it in the freezer will shrink the top layer of plastic temporarily, and allow touching the screen to push it down where you touch. Usually this problem is the result of years of NOT protecting the screen from being pushed on by having a HARD COVER over the screen - for example, keeping the Z22 in a pocket, a shirt pocket, a bag, a purse, a briefcase, even in a drawer full of pens, paper, stapler, etc. would TOUCH the screen, and eventually stretch it. If you see my website analysis of the Z22 kidbots.com/WEBADD/Z22_PALM_PILOT/Z22_PALM_PILOT.html , there are many photographs, and discussions on the various typical Z22 problems that I ran into, and the solutions. These include touchscreen problems, and include putting in the freezer, using a heat gun or hot air hair dryer, splitting the top layer and bottom layer of the screen apart, putting in a new screen ($9 US), etc. I discuss many other issues. Immediately getting a hard cover over the unit at all times is the single most important factor! Once the screen top layer is warped, just sitting the Z22 down upside down might let gravity pull the screen gently away from the glass substrate. Rubbing the screen, using your fingers, sitting the Z22 down on an angle, touching the screen with anything, all could cause it to deform and touch the bottom layer constantly... the link again is below. The general circuit board is incredibly tough, and the amount of abuse it took when I tore it apart repeatedly is amazing. Generally it is bullet proof. The dying battery, the extremely delicate touch screen, and the possibility of buttons shorting, are the biggest problems. Do take a look at the full discussion on the subject at the link. Good luck. Robin Dusty Graves
Z22 PALM PILOT
Posted on Sep 14, 2014
I thought it might be a overheating problem. After mine froze, I put it in the fridge. It worked fine until I took it outside. Over 23 degrees, it seems to have a problem.
Posted on Jun 29, 2008
I have the same problem. I'm pretty sure it has something to do with ambient humidity. When traveling from Rhode Island(a low humidity area) to Florida(a high humidity area), I have long noticed that the screen becomes less responsive and eventually stops working. When I return to Rhode Island, it starts working again. I will probably place my z22 in a ziplock bag along with some dehydrating substance(silica gel? rice?) and see if the screen starts responding.
Posted on Jun 24, 2008
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