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Palm z22 touch screen screwed up

I have the palm z22 and I have hard, soft, and warm reset it several times. When I hard reset the digitizer comes up but it continually asks me to tap the targets and nothing happens. When I did a warm reset it got me to the welcome screen and would let me click next a few times to configure my palm but then it froze up again and all I heard was beeps when I tapped. Can you please help me? I've tried everything I could think of.

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  • ralphmoves Jan 14, 2009

    touching screen responds to a different screen location.

    how do i reset the touch location?

  • WillandPop Feb 11, 2009

    I was playing a game of solitare when my palm just locked up. I can't turn it off, I can't move it, it just won't do anything.

  • Anonymous Feb 14, 2009

    I am having trouble with my palm Z22 power and touch screen problems



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Clean the touch screen and go under the edges w/ a bankcard to remove any dirt.
then do a hard reset -- worked for my z22
c boekema

Posted on Aug 06, 2008


I would say a new ditiger is needed. I had another brand that did the same as you describe. Ditigizer fixed it. good place to find one. In Hong Kong e2_shop is the name.

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My Palm z22 froze up. I can get the day I purchased it, the calendar and names. I am unable to use the stylus. I t will not open up no matter how often I reset it. What can I dO/

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I have a palm z22 Pda the tochksrceen is no working

There are several answers listed in Fixya under Z22 and touchpad or touch screen. You can start by trying to clean under the edges of the face frame with a credit card or something similar. If that doesn't work, try a soft reset by pushing the reset button on the back of the device. If that doesn't work, you can do a hard reset, but it loses all the data in the device. If you have it stored on your desktop calendar, this might solve the problem. To do a hard reset, check this site for instructions.

If those steps don't work, you may need to replace the digitizer. You can pay someone to do it, or you can buy the part on ebay for about $12. Get one that comes with the tools you will need. Unfortunately, they don't come with instructions. I have posted the instructions in several places on Fixya. If you can't find them, write again. Hopefully the easier steps will do the trick.

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The Z22 is rock-solid in safely storing your data, but, because of the AGE of the Z22, it is subject to 3 common failures, and the screen is one of the most common. It is imperative to have a hard piece of plastic over the screen at all times to prevent anything from touching it.

I have a few tricks listed on my web page dedicated to maintaining, fixing, and interfacing your Z22. The page is at

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The best thing to do is to go to the free palm chat service they offer. I have used this and it worked good for me. Here is a link to the free chat service. Scroll to the bottom of the page and you will see a Palm Chat. From there click on the link that says Chat Now and follow the online prompts. Best wishes...I hope this will help you.

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Z22 palm handheld touchscreen won't respond - i've done soft reset -- several times -- used the 5 way to bring up the touchscreen -- tapped and nothing happened.

Hi, Try doing a hard reset to see if this will correct the problem.

Hold down the power button and at the same time use the tip of your stylus or any other non sharp item and press the inside the reset hole on the back of your palm.
When you see the Palm power logo appear you can let go of the power button and also the one on the back of you unit.
It will display a message asking if you want to do a hard reset and that it will erase all your data. select yes by hitting the up part of your 5 way button on the bottom of your unit. This is the one you use to navigate around your palm screen. After it resets you wil then be prompted to reset the screen by tapping the targets. If it works great. If not then you have something wrong that needs to be looked at. Before you send it in go to:
Select pda and then your model. From there go to the support screen and do a live chat. This is free and they may be able to live you some help. Best wishes.

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You need to make sure that you have all your information backed up on your computer as a hard reset will erase everything on your hand held. Here are the steps to do a hard reset:

1. Press and hold the power button.

2. While holding the power button, use the tip of the stylus ( or a similar object without a sharp tip) to gently press and release the reset button inside the hole on the back of your handheld.

3. Wait for the Palm Powered logo to appear, and then release the power button.

4. When you see the message that warns you about erasing all of the info on your handheld do one of the following:
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b) Press any other button to do a soft reset.

5. When prompted , tap to align the screen, and then set the language you want to use on your handheld. A screen appears showing the Palm logo and a progress bar. From there continue to set up your Palm and then do a hot sync. You should be able to reset a password if you want one. Best wishes....Hope this helps.

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I would suggest trying a few tricks listed on my web page, and see if you can get the screen to work again. It is IMPERATIVE to get a hard plastic cover over the screen to keep it working!

Please read over the information on the Z22 page.

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