[How To] Fix Touchscreen Disability

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  1. Sickly_slick

    Sickly_slick New Member

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    Did you ever happen to you?
    You open an application, but when you tap something, nothing happens.

    Here is a simple work-around: just install killBoard.app or Respring.app
    You only need one of them.

    Keep the application you installed on the springboard (home page)
    When your touch screen is "disabled," simply open the application and your iPod will respring.
    It will fix the touch screen disability.

    Another way of fixing it is to keep rebooting it. but it might not work the first time you reboot the ipod. it may take you several reboots and will drain your battery. so use my method.

    Edit: YES this is only a temporarily fix. a respring only take around 10 seconds max. if you are a person who reboots your ipod constantly, (which is not recommended since it drains a lot of battery) please restore.
  2. ddgv

    ddgv Well-Known Member

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    but wut this is doing is just respringing the ipod to solve the problem temporarily right???
  3. awal

    awal Well-Known Member

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    Most of us know this, but hopefully noobs will be able to find this from now on without posting over and over again. +rep
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    Sickly_slick New Member

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    im afraid so.
    but... respring only take around 10 seconds. i really dont see a need to restore to fix the problem permanently

    plus, how often do you reboot your ipod anyways?
  5. ddgv

    ddgv Well-Known Member

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    cool stuff then... i was wondering ... i dont have that problem anyways..... but hopefully like it was said above u hopefullly this will help future noobs in the subject
  6. Apple Guy

    Apple Guy Well-Known Member

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    What is touchscreen disability?
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    Sickly_slick New Member

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    well a lot of people have this problem.
    you open an application, and whatever you tap, the screen wont respond.

    for example i tap settings app, settings app open. i tap wi-fi, nothing happens. i hold down the screen and drag it up/down to scroll up/down, nothing happens

    i dunno what to call it, so i call it touchscreen disability.
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    But if the touchscreen doesn't work how do you tap killboard?
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    raEEv3 New Member

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    I usually just press the sleep button, and go on it again.. that's faster then respringing booting whatever you call it

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