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Totally Dead Touch Screen

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting' started by Trevor C, Aug 11, 2017.

  1. schadegg

    schadegg New Member

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    My touch screen went dead, but I noticed a small piece of filament between the screen and the frame. I took a piece of paper and removed the filament. Now the touch screen works great again. It must be some sort of capacitance screen and the filament was shorting the screen out.
     
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  2. Geof

    Geof Volunteer Moderator
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    thats exactly what it is
     
  3. Shayne Bradley

    Shayne Bradley New Member

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    I just ran into the same issue, a piece of 3" x 1" poster board fit nicely and after running it completely around the screen, now it works as good as when it arrived.
     
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  4. Hanover

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    Just had the same issue. No filament between my screen and the case. The only thing that happened between now and the last time I used it was that it was turned off for a week.

    I ended up disconnecting and reconnecting the header cable that goes to the Pi and that seems to have fixed it.
     
    #24 Hanover, Nov 3, 2017
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