Try firmly squeezing the screen with your finger tip - running parallel lines from one side of the screen to the other then perpendicularly. It seems to have an effect on redistributing the liquid crystal evenly beneath the screen. The digitizer on my Palm TX seems to have been revitalized with this method. It may appear to others that you are invoking the genie from the magic lamp. Add a few recitations of "abra cadabra" to gain the full effect.
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Re: Screen insensitive to stylus
Have you run the digitizer app, which is located in Preferences, and
recalibrates the digitizer?
If it is not the digitizer problem , it may be the stylus you are using.. read this:
By the way, about Palm's "repair service", take a look below:
I can sympathize with you. Six months after I bought a Palm Zire 71 I had exactly the same problem, it would not respond to the stylus. I sent it in for repair (fortunately I got someone in India who spoke fairly good English). They set it back after a week or so and a month later I had exactly the same problem again. (They did return my original unit.) Again I had to send it in and they sent me a replacement that works so far. I had a previous experience with Palm's "repair service" where they again did a repair that only lasted a few weeks.
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If you've set a password on your smartphone, any hard reset will automatically become a Factory Reset. With this method, you'll enter a password and then perform a hard reset.
1.On your smartphone, launch the Security application. 2.If the Password box says "Unassigned," tap the box and create a password for your smartphone. Press Applications to exit the Security application. 3.Now that a system password is established, we'll perform a hard reset to complete the factory reset. With the device face down, remove the battery door. Removing the stylus may make it easier to remove the battery for the next step. 4.Remove the battery. Then put the battery back in. 5.When the Palm logo appears, press and hold Power/End until the black status bar at the bottom of the screen fills and disappears, and then release Power/End.
6.If you performed this reset correctly, you should see a white screen with black text saying "reformatting in progress" (any other activity - such as the Palm OS logo and then the Applications launcher appearing - means the reset was performed incorrectly; try again). Your smartphone will appear to reset again after the "reformatting in progress" screen disappears. 7.When the Erase all data? prompt appears, press Up to confirm the Factory reset. 8.When the language selection screen appears, select the same language you selected for your desktop software. The Factory reset is now complete.
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This is a known issue on many of the Palms,
dirt, dust and other debris can work their way into the device over time. You
may want to try cleaning the inner perimeter of the screen where it meets the
plastic bezel. Sometimes dirt or grit gets caught there, causing a screen
press that is way out of alignment. To do this use a slice of business card, or
a folded piece of paper to try and scoop out any of the dirt stuck in the
corners. Otherwise, I know of no
solution that would not require taking the device apart. Palm knows it is an
issue however and if your under warranty I would recommend getting it replaced.
This happens a lot with Palm digitizers. The only permanent solution is replace the plastic digitizer with an upgraded glass type. Before considering that, see if removing screen protector helps. (yeah, didn't think so. Worth a try!) Try Powerdigi, a better calibration program. Get it from http://www.palmpowerups.com It worked for me.
do a soft reset, press the reset button on the back of the unit, if you still have the stock stylus, the top will unscrew to expose a reset pin, to allow you to access button. Press the button, screen should sow a restart, then your starting point.
Screen drift is a common problem on Palms and there are many forums about it. First, make sure it is not your screen protector. This is a common culprit. Also, make sure ther is no dirt between the screen edges and the case. Running a folded piece of paper in between can clean it. I worked on a friends Palm with this problem and the solution was third party software called PowerDigi. Here is the link: http://www.palmpowerups.com/readarticle.php?article_id=5
Unfortunately, this software is not free.
do you have a screen protector? if so, i suggest checking to see if there is anything caught between it and the screen. there might be a speck of dirt or whatever that is causing that. also check for dirt accumulating around the edges.. hope that helps. good luck