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    Touch digitizer failing

    My faithful beta fab4 unit is still kickin' strong and video on the LCD works fine, but the touch digitizer seems to be failing. There was a touch calibration tool in the advanced menu I tried but to no avail. Using the touch interface seems hit or miss these days.

    I'm fine continuing to use it as a player and just control via the web app but I'm curious if anybody has suggestions for a failing touch input or a place to get replacement parts for it.

    Thanks!
    1 Touch
    4 Receivers
    3 Controllers
    3 Radios
    (I think I have a problem)

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    Quote Originally Posted by FredFredrickson View Post
    My faithful beta fab4 unit is still kickin' strong and video on the LCD works fine, but the touch digitizer seems to be failing. There was a touch calibration tool in the advanced menu I tried but to no avail. Using the touch interface seems hit or miss these days.

    I'm fine continuing to use it as a player and just control via the web app but I'm curious if anybody has suggestions for a failing touch input or a place to get replacement parts for it.

    Thanks!
    I cannot recall seeing any previous reports of the touchscreen itself failing, but Touch PSU's are well into their "fail period" often first symptoms are the remote/IR receiver becoming more fussy and directional and then failing completely (I have experienced this with my own unit), if you've got one, try the remote and see how it behaves... mine became very directional, so my Harmony hub IR sender wouldn't operate it but the touch remote pointing straight at it worked. I replaced the PSU and it it was back to working fine with the Harmony hub. If your remote is very directional or doesn't work reliably then you may have proved a failing PSU.

    Either way, replacement PSUs are relatively cheap and an easy thing to try.

    Replacement parts - not sure you would be able to get new, so I would say eBay, either a complete working unit or maybe risk a "for spares or repair" and hope you get the working bits you need and can successfully transfer them over.

    Good luck

    Kev

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