1. Jason1357's Avatar
    My phone has ghost touches problem. When I remove the back cover, I see that my battery is swollen. When ghost touches happens, I plug in the charging cable and the ghost touches will gone temporarily. And I wish to confirm that does the swollen battery makes the ghost touches problem. If yes, I will change the battery. Any answers will be appreciated. Battery swollen and ghost touches-147881.jpg
    07-29-2017 08:06 AM
  2. Tim1954's Avatar
    Get rid of that battery before it burns your house down.
    07-29-2017 08:07 AM
  3. Jason1357's Avatar
    Any ideas?
    07-29-2017 09:01 AM
  4. belodion's Avatar
    The same as that of @Tim1954 of an hour ago.
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    07-29-2017 09:09 AM
  5. sydneycooper1979's Avatar
    Get rid of the battery ASAP
    07-29-2017 09:12 AM
  6. Jason1357's Avatar
    I just want to know if the battery swollen makes the ghost touches problem.
    07-29-2017 11:17 PM
  7. Javier P's Avatar
    I just want to know if the battery swollen makes the ghost touches problem.
    There's no way to know for sure, but most likely. As stated above, don't use or charge that phone until you replace the battery. Swollen batteries are very dangerous.
    07-30-2017 09:00 AM
  8. Rukbat's Avatar
    A swollen battery is the sign of a battery about to expire (maybe not immediately, maybe in a few weeks, but lithium batteries shouldn't swell). The pressure of the battery against the back of the display could cause the ghost touches.
    07-30-2017 12:44 PM
  9. Mooncatt's Avatar
    Yes, the battery should go post haste. Also, you'll maybe want to look into ways to fully discharge it safely before doing so (not with salt water, btw). Since it's swollen, that means internal damage and a potential for it to burst and start a fire. Don't want that happening in the garbage truck or at a battery drop off location!

    As for the touch issue? Who knows right now, but it should be the least of your current problems. If replacing the battery doesn't fix the problem, then there are other possible issues at play. The screen digitizer picks up touches via electrical impulses in your skin. Anything that disturbs those impulses will cause touch response issues. That can be unstable battery voltages, bad chargers and cables, or damaged hardware within the phone itself. The battery swelling can cause the last issue there, so replacing it has the potential of ruling out 2 issues with your touch response.
    07-30-2017 06:27 PM
  10. Kayza's Avatar
    I just want to know if the battery swollen makes the ghost touches problem.
    Seriously? People are telling you that you could literally burn your house (or wherever you are) down, and all you care about is the ghost touches. If that thing goes up in flames, that's going to be the least of your problems.
    07-30-2017 06:31 PM
  11. Doug Moffat's Avatar
    Get rid of that battery before it burns your house down.
    Exactly!
    07-30-2017 06:52 PM
  12. Jason1357's Avatar
    Because I have a bad habit - always let my phone overcharge for several hours everyday lol. This is the main reason my battery has became swollen.
    07-31-2017 06:48 AM
  13. Jason1357's Avatar
    A swollen battery is the sign of a battery about to expire (maybe not immediately, maybe in a few weeks, but lithium batteries shouldn't swell). The pressure of the battery against the back of the display could cause the ghost touches.
    As I said, if the ghost touches happen, I plug in my phone and the problem gone temporarily. Maybe it is about the stability of battery current problem. A swollen battery power current isn't stable.
    07-31-2017 06:50 AM
  14. Mike Dee's Avatar
    As I said, if the ghost touches happen, I plug in my phone and the problem gone temporarily. Maybe it is about the stability of battery current problem. A swollen battery power current isn't stable.
    Just get a replacement battery
    07-31-2017 07:51 AM
  15. Jason1357's Avatar
    Just get a replacement battery
    I will get a new battery and I hope the problem will gone.
    07-31-2017 10:36 AM
  16. Jason1357's Avatar
    But unfortunately, the problem still exists after changing a new battery.
    08-01-2017 08:24 AM
  17. belodion's Avatar
    Are you using a screen protector? I believe that they can sometimes cause that trouble, at least if badly applied.
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    08-01-2017 08:40 AM
  18. Jason1357's Avatar
    If I not mistaken, it is the touch panel problem.
    08-02-2017 06:06 AM
  19. belodion's Avatar
    So you're not using a screen protector?
    08-02-2017 07:38 AM
  20. Jason1357's Avatar
    It is not about the screen protector.
    08-02-2017 06:20 PM
  21. Tim1954's Avatar
    Those dot things can be disabled in developer options... Show touches...
    I'd go into service mode and check the hardware there. With Sammy device it's *#0*#... You can test the screen and the digitiser to rule out hardware. If that all check out, then it's software causing your issues.
    08-03-2017 09:59 PM
  22. Jason1357's Avatar
    I'm 100% sure that it is hardware problem and the dot things just enable me to diagnostic the problem
    08-07-2017 05:48 AM
  23. Jason1357's Avatar
    any ideas
    08-11-2017 05:37 AM
  24. Jason1357's Avatar
    The problem is fixed by changing lcd including touch panel.
    08-12-2017 12:13 AM

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