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    Exclamation Mp3Car Transreflective LCD touchscreen

    I purchased mp3car's 7" Lilliput transreflective LCD screen some time ago. First, let me say that the LCD is beautiful in the day time. My Xenarc 700IDT and my old Lilliput are nothing compared to this LCD (albeit nothing comes close to being as bad as my original Lilliput). HOWEVER, I've had a few problems.

    First, the LCD reflective material in the back has become wavy. I think that was due to the high heat levels in the car. This isn't necessarily problematic but it is ugly. See pics.



    Second, and most importantly, the touchscreen has become totally dysfunctional. At first the calibration became progressively worse, but now it's not even responding at all. The only thing it seems to is register a finger press outside of the screen's area. No matter what I do with calibration, it has no control over the cursor.

    I've tried sending it back to Mp3Car.com but they were absolutely no help. They simply kept the LCD screen for about 4 months doing nothing with it. In fact, they wouldn't even reply to me. It's since gone out of warranty and now I'm stuck with it.

    I looked at the FAQ and video regarding how to fix dysfunctional touch panels. I'm really worried about doing that to this LCD because this one actually has what appear to be a plastic layer on top of the glass. The video tutorial appears to address other LCDs that aren't the transreflective kind.






    Calibration does nothing. In fact, it doesn't draw anything in response.

    Has anyone managed to actually fix a Mp3Car.com/Lilliput Transreflective LCD touchscreen? I'm desperate for a fix.

    Thanks

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    I dont know too much about transreflective, but is the plastic touchscreen overlay permanently bonded to the surface of the lcd in a transreflective? In a normal lcd, you can just replace the touchscreen layer for $50.

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    $30 if you get one off eBay made for 7" netbooks. Bought one recently to fix my lilli and it's great.

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    The dysfunctional touchscreen you're seeing is exactly the same problem I had when I bought mine from mp3car.com. It worked for about a week after I got the product, and just like yours, the touch part of it pretty much broke. I would touch the screen and the mouse would dance all over, or would drift from my finger if i kept it in one spot. Calibrating it did nothing.

    I'm surprised they didn't fix it for you. Goce had me send it back in, which in turn he told me they had to send back to Lilliput for some soldering work that they couldn't do in house. I was without it for a few weeks, but when I got it back, it was working perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbradshw View Post
    The dysfunctional touchscreen you're seeing is exactly the same problem I had when I bought mine from mp3car.com. It worked for about a week after I got the product, and just like yours, the touch part of it pretty much broke. I would touch the screen and the mouse would dance all over, or would drift from my finger if i kept it in one spot. Calibrating it did nothing.

    I'm surprised they didn't fix it for you. Goce had me send it back in, which in turn he told me they had to send back to Lilliput for some soldering work that they couldn't do in house. I was without it for a few weeks, but when I got it back, it was working perfect.
    Mine is distantly out of warranty, although this problem originally happened while it was still in warranty. I sent it into mp3car.com but they only kept it and did nothing. Now I'm up a creek.

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