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I received a zt-180 today.I was pretty psyched until the screen wouldn't turn on. I could hear sound so I knew it was booting up.I gave it a good smack and the screen illuminated. I had to do something similar with my m003.After wince loads I can see 1 point on the screen is constantly pressed because it allows me to do the click and drag highlight box thing (sorry I have no idea what that's called) from that one single point.If I flex the unit on the bottom right it works for a few seconds another reverts to the stuck spot issue.The little I know about touch screens is that there are 4 wires on these resistive screens. One of them might be loose or something.Has anyone else had this issue (even on Android)?I have a lot of modding experience on xbox, Wii and ps2, so I'm not afraid to open up and solder. The issue is that I have no idea what I'm looking at/for.Thanks.
 

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I can't say I've seen this problem before... But I would suggest you open the unit and check all connections... Complete disassemply really isn't that difficult... I added a thread with the basics here a few days ago... http://www.slatedroid.com/zt-180/4709-small-*tip*-opening-case-inspection-repair.htmlI've opened the oldest of mine at least a dozen times.. the spring loaded locking bars are getting sticky probably due to my having placed the add-on antenna in their track and having glue gun'ed the speakers back down a few times but it's still not that difficult... it's less than a half dozen philips screws inside to do basically a full disassemly/reassembly and there are only a few ribbon connectors for the boards and display so as long as you are careful it's really pretty straightforward....
 

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Jtb,Thanks a lot! I will be trying this tomorrow night.Does it go back together well or will I be able to tell its been opened?Obviously, if I can't repair it I want to send it back and I don't want it looking like I broke it somehow.This is also assuming I'm careful.Thanks again.Steve
 

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[quote name='Chester77;41813]Jtb' date='Thanks a lot! I will be trying this tomorrow night.Does it go back together well or will I be able to tell its been opened?Obviously, if I can't repair it I want to send it back and I don't want it looking like I broke it somehow.This is also assuming I'm careful.Thanks again.Steve[/QUOTE'] Again, Being Very Careful is the key here... Re-assembly is pretty straightforward and the the entire screen and attached boards all snug right back into the backing cover starting with inserting the top first... the spring-loaded locking bars do a nice job of allowing you to snap it back together and hold it all snug on 3 sides... the only tricky part is ensuring the the speaker wires route out of the way when you are snapping it all back together...
 

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[quote name='Chester77;42749]Jtb' date='I checked it out tonight, and it turns out I have a bad ribbon cable connecting the touch screen to the main board. I'm sending it back.Thanks again for your help.Steve[/QUOTE'] Glad I was any help... just wish I could have pointed you to something easily self repairable...
 
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