iPod Touch Sporadic Behavior

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by jptelthorst, Jun 22, 2008.

  1. jptelthorst macrumors member

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    I have an 8GB touch, it's a fine iPod, but every so often, when I touch safari, stocks is opened instead, or sometimes I will touch an icon and one nowhere near it will be activated.

    Also, when browsing, sometimes the scrolling goes a bit crazy even when I'm not touching the device at all. I sent my touch into Apple to get it checked out, they claimed it was fine and sent it back. It does seem to be working okay now, the only thing I've done differently is tried to keep the screen clean, I guess my fingers are naturally quite greasy, kinda gross.

    I'm wondering if anyone has had similar symptoms with their iPod touch?
     
  2. BIS2 macrumors regular

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    me too

    I am having similar problems. All of the sudden certain icons won't work, or if I click on one thing something else will open. The weirdest part is that sometimes if I have my finger almost an inch away from the screen and move it, it's like I'm touching the screen and things will randomly open?! But if I actually touch the screen nothing happens.
     
  3. jptelthorst thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah, if you figure anything out, let me know.
     
  4. know-it-all5 macrumors 6502

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    if either one of you are using cases with magnets in them, that has been known to cause such problems.
     
  5. jptelthorst thread starter macrumors member

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    I have a micro-fiber "pouch" that I store my iPod in. It came with my iPod Video. I don't have any type of case that my iPod is in when I'm actually using it.
     
  6. know-it-all5 macrumors 6502

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    Maybe try restoring your ipod... If you restore it, and it still doesnt work, then take it to an apple store, and they will replace it.
     
  7. iCube macrumors 6502

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    Shut it down at night, not sleep. Turn it off. Hold down top button.
     
  8. jptelthorst thread starter macrumors member

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    I already sent it in to Apple and they didn't replace it. I guess maybe if I went to a store and found the right Apple employee they would replace it.

    I will give that a try, but out of curiosity why would that make a difference?
     

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