August 28, 2014

Uh-Oh, EVO Screen Problems

And the hits keep on hitting: another problem has cropped up with EVO units. Good and EVO (GREAT name btw) is reporting that many EVO units are suffering from improperly grounded touchscreens.  How do you check to see if your EVO handset is affected?  Put the unit down on a table or a flat surface that is not your lap, and try using the touchscreen with one hand.  If it’s unresponsive, then your handset is affected by the issue.

Many commenters on Good and EVO report having affected handsets, both ones bought from a store front and those pre-ordered from Sprint.

The bad news is that there is no official word on a fix yet.  There has been some talk that a sensor calibration can fix the unit, but that seems to be a hit or miss possibility.

I hope that you EVO owners get this resolved. There’s even speculation that HTC may have known about the problem when they shipped the unit.