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Touchscreen stopped working in cold environment

asked 2015-03-01 12:37:30 +0300

MikErk gravatar image

updated 2015-03-02 10:11:03 +0300

Hello everyone,

yesterday I was walking through the streets and called someone for around half an hour. The temperature outside was about -1°C. The battery was fully loaded. When I wanted to end the call, I noticed that the the touchscreen didn't react anymore. The lock button on the side still worked though. I had to ask my friend to end the call for me. After the call had ended, I tried to press the lock button several times and after around a minute the touchscreen worked again??!!!

I am really surprised on this one. This has never happened to me with any mobile phone I owned. I hope it won't come back but I wanted to notice you anyway.

Cheers Mika

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Yes, I've experienced a similar issue. At night I keep my phone on a cabinet which is next to an open window. Sometimes before going to sleep I want to check something on the phone, but the touch screen doesn't react. The power button works, but I can't enter the unlock code on the unresponsive screen. When this happens, the phone feels very cold. I need to warm up the phone and then the screen works again.

Strange behaviour which I've never experienced before in other phones.

bilgy_no1 ( 2015-03-02 08:45:23 +0300 )edit

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answered 2015-03-02 14:33:00 +0300

Venty gravatar image

Maybe something like this could help?

Handysocke

Handysocken

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Normally I have it in the warm pocket of my coat, so I don't think this would change anything. By the way, it occured during usage, so I wouldn't had the handysock on it anyway. Maybe it might help bilgy_no1...

MikErk ( 2015-03-02 16:14:56 +0300 )edit
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