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iPad touch screen NOT sensitive?

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Stalvros Calculating status...
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Feb 3, 2011 9:53 AM
Basically, I have to like tap it repeatedly
before the buttons get pressed.

To be specific,
only in bottom left and bottom right region of the ipad.
Also sometimes the top left and top right region of the ipad.
However, the middle region seems ok.
Is this a problem that I need to bring
to offical ipad warranty to fix?

PS:
I recently installed a spy screen on the ipad.
Could this contribute to the problem as well?
iPad, iOS 4
  • lllaass Level 10 Level 10 (134,895 points)
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    Feb 3, 2011 9:57 AM (in response to Stalvros)
    If by "spy screen" you mean a transparent piece of plastic that goes over the screen, yes that can reduce the sensitivity of the screen.
    Mac Mini Early 2010 OSX 10.6.6, G4 MD OSX 10.5.8 - iPad 3G & G4 Touch, iOS 4
  • Cacher123 Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)
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    Feb 3, 2011 10:13 AM (in response to Stalvros)
    Also if you wash your hands alot! Don't laugh! I have a screen protector also and right after I wash my hands, the conductivity goes down and I sometimes don't get good response. I have also found this to happen on unprotected screens on devices other than iPads but to a lesser degree. It has to do with extremely dry, clean skin being less of a conductor.
    Windows Laptop, Windows XP
  • Peter Mallamo Level 1 Level 1 (140 points)
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    Feb 3, 2011 10:18 AM (in response to Stalvros)
    I occasionally have this problem when watching videos, and have to tap the screen several times to get the controls to show up. I too have a screen protector and think this is the main reason, but I have not experienced it when doing anything else with the ipad.

    I found that if I rub my fingers together for a few seconds it alleviates the problem.

    -PM
    Mac Pro 2GHz Dual Intel,10 GB RAM,FCP 6.0.6,Powerbook G4,iPhone 3GS,iPad 64Gig, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,330 points)
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    Feb 3, 2011 1:44 PM (in response to Peter Mallamo)
    I occasionally have this problem when watching videos, and have to tap the screen several times to get the controls to show up.

    I thought it a simply a tap but mine needs a tap and hold to get the controls to come up.
    Mac mini (mid 2010) - 2 GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.6.5), silver mini, blue mini, green shuffle, iTunes 10.1.1, 32GB wifi iPad
  • hdaustralia Calculating status...
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    Jan 17, 2012 6:41 AM (in response to Stalvros)

    i have a similar problem but i find that the middle part of my ipad screen is not responsive.

    It first came to my attention when I was on the main screen and trying to reposition certain apps by dragging them across the middle of the screen. Apps on the right of the screen do not drag easy/at-all across the middle part to the left of the screen and vice-versa. 

    The same has happened in games and apps, for instance Words with Friends there are certain places I just cannot drag a tile to.
    When I was using iAnnotatePDF and mucking around with the drawing tool testing this, I couldn't draw a circle (broke in the middle) and couldnt draw a line through that difficult area.

    For some of the time I am lucky enough to be able to switch to portrait (or landscape) and reposition the material on the screen so that I am clicking in a different part and avoiding the middle of the screen, but the problem is becoming annoying.

     

    Ive noticed the issue since i first got my ipad2, and before I placed a plastic protector on it. Does anyone else have problems with their middle part of the screen or is it just me?

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