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Old 06-19-2015, 06:37 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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My original Motrorola Xoom is showing a weird, intermittent display problem.

I've had it set so that when you touch the screen, it shows where by displaying a round circle of white.
Touch it with multiple fingers, it shows multiple white dots where my fingertips touch.
Worked fine for several years.

Lately, and only sometimes, I'll touch it with one fingertip, and several white dots appear, in a vertical row above. The number varies, but they are identified as touches by the Xoom as sometimes apparently these 'phantom' finger touches appear in a command area, and that command is executed.

Example:
I'm running Cool Reader eBook reader app.
I touch the bottom border, in the notification area, as the first gesture to sweeping it up to open the status display.
But in addition to the dot under my finger, several additional white dots appear in a line above, and one of them is accepted as a command by Cool Reader (per it's touch-zone settings).

I have a screen protector on it. I don't know if that makes a difference.

Is this the first signs of a touch screen failure (to age?). Or is this a software glitch?
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Old 06-19-2015, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Sorry to tell you, yes, it is a sign that your touchscreen is failing. Every instance of phantom touches, as I call them, on all kinds of devices is just about 99% of the time a screen problem. The 1%? Dirty screens, wet fingers...
It's never a software glitch.
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