Palm Visor Edge touchscreen problem

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after having used my old Visor Edge a lot, it recently showed touch
screen malfunction. No matter where I put the pen down, it appear to
detect the upper right corner as tapped position. Which means in most
programs the local menu came on.

Three kinds of reset are mentioned in the manual. I went through all
of them all the way to the hardest erasing all memory. On startup, it
asked for digitizer calibration, where it looped forever, apparently
because it always still detected upper left corner.

I then decided to bring it even deeper into reset by completely
draining the battery. I was able to do so by restting it one more time
and leaving the initial question (erase all?) on the screen for hours.

Then after a recharge, the unit came up and the digitizer worked fine.
Next was restoring all memory contents from the PC.

Thought this might be useful information for some of you. Now go
ahead, buy broken Palms on Ebay, fix them and sell them as working :-)

- Tom, Germany

Re: Palm Visor Edge touchscreen problem

Tom napsal(a):
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If you have a screen protector, make sure it isn't stuck between a
display and the case edge. It could push on the touchscreen and
continuously produce a tap&hold at that spot.

Re: Palm Visor Edge touchscreen problem

Similar to the concern about the screen protector, I strongly recommend
if you are mechanically inclined to disassemble the unit by removing
the rear and then the side screws to cleaning the PDA to remove dust
and dirt.  I have had the same trouble on Palm III, Visor, Visor Plus,
and Edge that could not be resolved except by a little cleaning.

I am very rough with my PDAs and they get dirty in my front pocket.

Marek Stanek wrote:
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