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#1 Darktune

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 09:48 AM

The last few days my new(ish) Xperia Z Ultra has been experiencing what has been explained to me as "Phantom clicking".

 

The best way of me describing this is this;

My Xperia has a diagnostics setting which tests all parts of the phone when it comes to the touch screen you drag your finger on the screen and it will draw a line until you take your finger off.

So when i do this in a straight line the line will have bumps like there is something on the screen touching it. Also it will cut out as if i've taken my finger off.

 

Now this is where this gets strange. This only happens and i mean only ever happens in my office in work. No where else. I've tried it in the next office, downstairs in my house my car and it happens nowhere else. It's a pain because I cannot text as the screen goes mad!

 

Anyone have any ideas?

 

Also the screen is spotless.

 

Thanks,

 

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 04:34 PM

Is there anything in your office that might be giving off electrostatic discharge thats not in any of the other locations you test at? I know my HTC One hates being around the dryer when it's running. Other than electrostatic discharge I can't think of anything external that would happen in only one location. Maybe someone else will have a better idea?

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 06:56 PM

It's a good thought, it seems to happen the most at my desk.

 

There is a laptop a monitor a fridge and port replicator. But your idea may be what is causing it.

 

First I thought someone had "hacked" my phone and was messing with me but as it only ever happens in that one room I ruled that out ( I hope ) 


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Posted 09 January 2014 - 11:33 AM

I think i may have something, my phone is always next to my wireless keyboard...

 

If i take the wireless keyboard away, the problem goes with it.

 

Now the question remains could thing cause problems with my phone in the long term?


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Posted 09 January 2014 - 02:22 PM

Interesting, I highly doubt it's a long term problematic thing. My suspicion is that it's a bluetooth related issue. Meaning that your phone is sensing a blutooth signal and pauses for that milisecond that you see those gaps. It's designed to look for bluetooth so I don't think it's harmful. However I am not a hardware expert and my opinion is that of a layman.

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 06:01 PM

It does make perfect sense though. As also if i put flight mode on, on my phone it will not do it.

 

Interesting.


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