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TS-1000 Screen(?) Issue
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Post 1 made on Thursday September 1, 2005 at 21:58
Lurking Member
September 2005
My TS-1000 had worked flawlessly for years until recently. I noticed it started bringing itself out of sleep, but didn't think much of it. Now, the touchscreen is unresponsive. All of the hard buttons work fine, but the screen only works sporadically, usually right after a reset. I tried some of the solutions here, like letting it sit with no batteries for 24 hours, reflashing the firmware multiple times, but nothing seemed to help. I managed to get into setup thinking I might need to recalibrate the screen, but once I got into recalibration, it went into a loop where it'd cycle automatically between "touch upper left", "touch lower right", "calibration failed." I had to reset to get it to stop. It seemed like the touchscreen was totally confused. I cleaned it, but that also didn't help.

Has anyone come across something like this? I noticed a similar post about a 9200 with an unresponsive screen, but I don't know if that would apply to the TS-1000 hardware. I saw some posts about letting the remotes sit for a month with no batteries, and while I figure I'll give that a try I'd hate to lose my TS-1000 if that doesn't work.
Post 2 made on Friday September 2, 2005 at 08:23
Long Time Member
March 2003
When you say "I cleaned it", did you take the remote apart? Some dirt could be applying constant pressure on some part of the screen, which could explain the erratic behaviour and the "self starting" which you had in the beginning. I had this problem some year ago and my Pronto is still working today after the cleaning from the inside.

I therefore recommend you to take it apart and clean especially the rim where screen and body touch.
There are some threads regarding this and also on how to take the Pronto apart (3 torx screws- get the screwdriver from any hardware store. Beware: one of the 3 screws is hidden under the serialnr sticker.
If you're new to this check these great description
(each bullet is also a link to pictures which make the operation easy for any newbe)

OP | Post 3 made on Friday September 2, 2005 at 11:00
Lurking Member
September 2005
On 09/02/05 08:23 ET, buxe said...
When you say "I cleaned it", did you take the
remote apart? Some dirt could be applying constant
pressure on some part of the screen

Ah, no, I just cleaned it from the outside. I will definitely take it apart and clean it thoroughly from the inside. Thanks for the input and the link!

edit: Success! I took it apart, cleaned the LCD (there was some grime just under the faceplate in a rectangle around the screen), and it's back to normal. Thanks again!

This message was edited by RepoMan on 09/06/05 20:56 ET.

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