Accelerometer hardware glich??

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  1. MutherFOO

    MutherFOO New Member

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    I was looking through my pictures in portrait veiw on my second gen iPod while walking through the mall. When I came to a pucture in land scape, I rotated the iPod 90 degrees to find the screen stayed in portrait view. So I stop waking to sit down to figure out what was wrong and all of the sudden, my screen flips to landscape, weird eh?

    I don't recall my first gen iPod touch doing this.

    So the question is, did Apple change the second gen's accelerometer, or is it a hardware glich?
  2. Bubalooshi

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    Probably nothing a simple iPod restart can't handle.

    If it still does this you might want to contact Apple and ask them.
  3. Appstore 2.0

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    Other people may not get this on their first gens but i got it when getting of the bus the other day, i was in landscape mode and i tried really hard to put my ipod straight and it wouldn't go back in portrait mode, in the end it did though.

    The movement of walking (possibly) may confuse the accelerometer.

    But if it's happening on the 2nd gen often, i'd take it back.
  4. MutherFOO

    MutherFOO New Member

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    I've tryed restarting it and it still has the problem. But it not a big enough problem to remport to Apple. All I have to to is stop walking, then the accelerometer will respod.
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    Ah, there's your answer then.
    Movement is just confusing it.

    I haven't had that problem, though.
    I should try to see if it happens.
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    it also happens to me while using cover flow or web browsing. It's like the accelerometer sometimes doesn't detect the rotation or something

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    Yeah I think the movment of the walking confuses the accelerometer.
    I think that's the problem. Like I said before I think the accelerometer is getting confused.
  8. SiN Altr Ego EL

    SiN Altr Ego EL New Member

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    yeah i've had that problem too, but its just a little glitch. if anything, just hit the home button and go back.
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    Are you holding the iPod vertically (e.g., parallel to a wall)? That's what you're supposed to do, the iPod really doesn't pick up the switch if you're holding it horizontally (parallel to a floor).
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    my brothers getting the same problem with his new 2g.. sometimes the accelerometer doesn't react fast enough when viewing photos or browsing the internet. it cant be the software cause the accelerometer is part of the hardware. sometimes if u just let it sit down and turn it off once in a while, it'll help.

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