Dead Touchscreen, display is fine

rusolis rusolis at
Sat Jun 20 17:42:44 CEST 2009

vancel35 wrote:
> I was out riding my bicycle this past weekend, and I don't have a carrier
> for my FR to keep it easy access for splitting GPS tracks, so I carry it
> against my skin.
> I sweated on it, but it still worked fine.  When I got home, I connected
> it to my computer and transferred all of the TangoGPS files to my computer
> for processing.  I left my FR connected to my computer to charge it up.
> After a little time, I wanted to do something on my FR, but the
> touchscreen was completely unresponsive.  I tried taking the back cover
> off and the battery out to let it dry for a few hours, but the touchscreen
> is still completely dead, but as I said, the display works as usual.
> Another odd issue is that it normally charges in a few hours connected to
> my computer, but after leaving it connected all night last night, it's
> still only at about 80% charge.
> Is there a connector that may have gotten wet, or anything that may just
> require me to take the cover off and have a look?
> Thanks for any info,
> Laura

The same thing happened to me. I tried to put the invisible shield crap on
my screen and after some failed attempts I used too much of the liquid, and
after a short while the touch screen stopped working (but display was fine).
I tried to dry it, but it didn't help and finally I sent it to Pulster to
replace the screen. They replied that they installed a new screen, but then
put back the old screen and it started working again :-). So my advice is to
disassemble the FR, take out the screen, let it dry and put it back again
and hope it works.

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