1. lukeyoda928's Avatar
    Hey,
    Not sure if anyone else has had this problem yet, but I seem to have a problem where the left corner of my touch screen doesn't recognize any touch input. It's pretty much a quarter inch x 1.5 inch rectangle, where no input is detected.

    I used a drawing app, KidDoodle, I think, to check if its just certain apps, or the screen itself, and theres a clear rectangle where all touch input is being "shifted", or diverted, away. essentially, it's not being recognized in that rectangle.

    I've never dropped my phone, had a screen protector and case, and taken care of it as though its a baby. Would it be a good idea to contact at&t customer service about this problem? Would something like this be covered under warranty?
    Thanks!
    09-18-2011 11:15 PM
  2. pazzo02's Avatar
    Silly question, but have you tried rebooting? You didn't say, so I have to ask. It should definitely be covered if it is indeed a hardware problem, especially if the physical condition of the phone is as pristine as you describe.
    09-19-2011 05:26 PM
  3. lukeyoda928's Avatar
    I've tried rebooting - maybe it's excessive, but I reboot at least once a day...

    It seems as though the "dead" area is expanding...initially it was just about half an inch, but it seems to be growing.

    One last question. I'm in India until December, and don't know if my phone will last till then :P Would it be a good idea to contact AT&T's India office, and see what they could do?
    I don't want them to give me the inferior Desire HD in exchange for this awesomeness.
    09-19-2011 11:23 PM
  4. pazzo02's Avatar
    They probably wouldn't have an Inspire, since it's a US phone. If you called AT&T customer service and explained your situation, they may ship you one out and have you ship the bad one back once you receive it. Worth a try.
    09-20-2011 04:26 PM
  5. 84guy's Avatar
    try doing a battery pull(leave it out for 30 seconds to 1 min) if that doesnt work maybe try a hard reset(youll get it replaced anyways if that doesnt work) but if those don't work it sounds defective
    09-20-2011 06:04 PM
  6. lukeyoda928's Avatar
    Thanks for all the suggestions. I contacted AT&T yesterday, and they walked me through a hard reset. That didn't fix anything, so I guess it's a defective screen. They agreed that it needed to be fixed, but since I'm out in India, they won't be able to ship it out here. Guess I have to wait until mid-December to replace it.

    Again, thanks for all the suggestions. Appreciate it a lot.
    09-20-2011 11:04 PM
  7. Todd Pierpoint's Avatar
    I had the same problem. I went into Safe Mode and the problem went away. It must be some 3rd party app. I'm still trying to troubleshoot this.

    Todd

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    12-26-2015 02:23 PM
  8. D2P's Avatar
    I'm having the same issue. Can you do everything in safe mode?

    I had the same problem. I went into Safe Mode and the problem went away. It must be some 3rd party app. I'm still trying to troubleshoot this.

    Todd

    Posted via the Android Central App
    12-29-2015 07:00 PM
  9. Javier P's Avatar
    Do you have the Facebook Messenger app installed in your phone? If so, disable it temporarily and see if the problem persists. Some members have reported a similar issue and this fixed the problem.
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    12-29-2015 07:14 PM
  10. Todd Pierpoint's Avatar
    No, safe mode disables all 3rd party apps. I just tried it to try and rule out 3rd party apps and it was confirmed. I'm going to try what Javier P suggested.
    12-29-2015 09:32 PM
  11. digital312's Avatar
    Thank you! I too was having problems with the top left corner of my g4 not responding to touch. Uninstalled facebook messenger and problem went away. Reinstalled facebook messenger only this time disabled chat heads in the messenger settings and problem has not come back, might have something to do with the chatheads feature?
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    12-30-2015 12:48 AM
  12. Elizabeth Palmer's Avatar
    Thank you! I too was having problems with the top left corner of my g4 not responding to touch. Uninstalled facebook messenger and problem went away. Reinstalled facebook messenger only this time disabled chat heads in the messenger settings and problem has not come back, might have something to do with the chatheads feature?
    12-30-2015 06:54 PM
  13. mpegcto's Avatar
    Had similar problem... Removed Facebook messenger and it is all better
    12-31-2015 10:17 AM
  14. pattyscott's Avatar
    Hey,
    Not sure if anyone else has had this problem yet, but I seem to have a problem where the left corner of my touch screen doesn't recognize any touch input. It's pretty much a quarter inch x 1.5 inch rectangle, where no input is detected.

    I used a drawing app, KidDoodle, I think, to check if its just certain apps, or the screen itself, and theres a clear rectangle where all touch input is being "shifted", or diverted, away. essentially, it's not being recognized in that rectangle.

    I've never dropped my phone, had a screen protector and case, and taken care of it as though its a baby. Would it be a good idea to contact at&t customer service about this problem? Would something like this be covered under warranty?
    Thanks!
    01-06-2016 10:30 AM
  15. Oryahn's Avatar
    Do you have the Facebook Messenger app installed in your phone? If so, disable it temporarily and see if the problem persists. Some members have reported a similar issue and this fixed the problem.
    01-10-2016 02:06 PM
  16. Oryahn's Avatar
    I have been thinking my screen was ruined because of this exact problem. I didn't unintelligible Facebook Messenger. I just disabled chat heads in the options and that portion of my screen is working with touch again. Glad I stumbled across this post. Thanks a million.
    01-10-2016 02:08 PM
  17. Javier P's Avatar
    I have been thinking my screen was ruined because of this exact problem. I didn't unintelligible Facebook Messenger. I just disabled chat heads in the options and that portion of my screen is working with touch again. Glad I stumbled across this post. Thanks a million.
    Glad it helped and welcome to the forums!
    01-10-2016 02:10 PM
  18. Oryahn's Avatar
    I didn't have to delete Facebook Messenger. I just disabled chat heads in the settings and checked the screen. All is working fine now.
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    01-10-2016 02:11 PM
  19. Javier P's Avatar
    I didn't have to delete Facebook Messenger. I just disabled chat heads in the settings and checked the screen. All is working fine now.
    Yeah, for some people just disabling the chat heads fixed the problem. Some others got the same problem back after sometime and they needed to disable the app. Tell us how it goes for you.
    01-10-2016 02:14 PM
  20. LENOVO_Y50-70's Avatar
    I have the same problem too. the touch in very left corner in my J5 samsung smartphone hung up sometimes . i found out the cause it is messenger app . when u uninstall it the problem fixed directly . u have to wait for next update or u may restart the phone . if u find any other solutions just tell me
    01-14-2016 11:02 PM
  21. LENOVO_Y50-70's Avatar
    face book messenger app . remove it and this problem will disappear for ever or wait for the next upate
    01-14-2016 11:06 PM
  22. Klaaho's Avatar
    Uninstalling the FB messenger app fixed my problem instantly!! Yay! Thank you!!... I was also starting to have issues on other parts of my screen. All fixed!
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    01-15-2016 08:50 AM
  23. rwburbage's Avatar
    The touch screen in the left corner would not work in either direction. removing messenger worked.
    01-17-2016 02:10 PM
  24. Oryahn's Avatar
    Problem did come back in about a week. I just turn chat heads on again and then off again, no problem. This time it's been a few weeks and the problem still has not returned.
    02-11-2016 10:31 PM
  25. kiliwalker's Avatar
    Worked for me....messenger was the problem

    Posted via the Android Central App
    02-26-2016 10:14 AM
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