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    I recently bought a Samsung SPH i500 (PalmOS 4.1) for my wife through
    an eBay store (KM-Electronics). That was a mistake [1], but live and
    learn.

    The phone has a curious bug. Roughly the lower left 1/4 of the display
    screen does not respond as expected to stylus input. I thought this was
    a simple digitizer bug, but I tried scribbling over it in a paint
    application. The area responds to pen input as expected.

    Some pop-up menus, however, when they appear there, do not respond to
    the stylus input, or the menu buttons respond erratically; almost as
    though the owning application was polling the display for input
    infrequently. Some menu buttons I can't get to respond at all. Mostly I
    can workaround this problem, but there are a few screens I can't do
    anything with.

    Curious. I wonder if KM-Electronics, or whoever they bought it from
    somehow hacked the phone, or messed up the firmware with the wrong
    image file (I have reason to doubt the competence of this particular
    eBay reseller). The OS version that displays in the 'info' list is
    apparently more recent that the OS version in my own i500 (which does
    not have this problem).

    I'm going to visit a Sprint store and see if they're reflash the
    firmware. In the meantime, has anyone else seen a bug like this one? It
    could be hardware or firmware or software, but since the paint app
    works I'm thinking firmware or software ...

    All thoughts welcome!

    john
    [email protected]

    meta: Samsung SPH i500, PalmOS, Palm OS, PDAPhone, PDA, digitizer, bug,
    defect, not recognizing, not recognized, no response, can't click
    buttons, screen polling, event loop

    [1]
    http://jfaughnan.blogspot.com/2005/1...h-vendors.html




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  2. #2
    John Doe
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    Re: Samsung i500: portion of screen not responding to digitizer input

    That phone is junk, try to get your money back.


    <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >I recently bought a Samsung SPH i500 (PalmOS 4.1) for my wife through
    > an eBay store (KM-Electronics). That was a mistake [1], but live and
    > learn.
    >
    > The phone has a curious bug. Roughly the lower left 1/4 of the display
    > screen does not respond as expected to stylus input. I thought this was
    > a simple digitizer bug, but I tried scribbling over it in a paint
    > application. The area responds to pen input as expected.
    >
    > Some pop-up menus, however, when they appear there, do not respond to
    > the stylus input, or the menu buttons respond erratically; almost as
    > though the owning application was polling the display for input
    > infrequently. Some menu buttons I can't get to respond at all. Mostly I
    > can workaround this problem, but there are a few screens I can't do
    > anything with.
    >
    > Curious. I wonder if KM-Electronics, or whoever they bought it from
    > somehow hacked the phone, or messed up the firmware with the wrong
    > image file (I have reason to doubt the competence of this particular
    > eBay reseller). The OS version that displays in the 'info' list is
    > apparently more recent that the OS version in my own i500 (which does
    > not have this problem).
    >
    > I'm going to visit a Sprint store and see if they're reflash the
    > firmware. In the meantime, has anyone else seen a bug like this one? It
    > could be hardware or firmware or software, but since the paint app
    > works I'm thinking firmware or software ...
    >
    > All thoughts welcome!
    >
    > john
    > [email protected]
    >
    > meta: Samsung SPH i500, PalmOS, Palm OS, PDAPhone, PDA, digitizer, bug,
    > defect, not recognizing, not recognized, no response, can't click
    > buttons, screen polling, event loop
    >
    > [1]
    > http://jfaughnan.blogspot.com/2005/1...h-vendors.html
    >






  3. #3
    John Faughnan
    Guest

    Re: Samsung i500: portion of screen not responding to digitizer input

    Alas, I decided KM-Electronics (eBay) is a scurrilous company. Turns
    out the battery clip is broken too, so my wife's phone is now decorated
    with duct tape.

    I could get the money back if I fought long enough, but it's not worth
    it. Chalk it up to experience! I'm going to buy a phone from a regular
    users, not a reseller, and at least be able to use the battery, stylus,
    cradle, etc.

    Thanks for the comment!

    john




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