Touch screens are nice when they function, but all the ease of use goes out the window and annoyance sets in very easily when a touch screen not working. The biggest issue is that the touch screen is the only way you can communicate with your phone or tablet on certain devices. When that goes away unexpectedly, it can feel like you’re completely locked out of your system.
Although there are times where an unresponsive touch screen calls for skilled fixes, there are a range of steps you can take to get things working again from basic to advanced.
Basic remedies for a non-working touch screen
-Using a lint-free fabric to clean the screen.
-Make your device restart.
-Remove your screen protector or case.
-Make sure you have clean and dry hands and that you do not wear gloves.
-There are some simple, quick fixes, regardless of your skill level, that you can try when your touchscreen stops working.
1. Make the system restart. It may sound pretty easy, but simply restarting your touch screen computer is basically all it takes to fix the issue when your touch screen stops working.
2. Touch screen cleaning and screen protector. In certain situations, due to built-up dirt and grime or issues with the case or screen protector, a touch screen will stop responding properly. Since this is pretty easy to either deal with or rule out, it’s a good idea to give your device a thorough cleaning if a reboot didn’t do the trick.
To avoid moving dirt on to the projector, clean your hands. Wipe a lint-free cloth around the touch screen. The fabric may be wet or dry, but never use a wet cloth.
3. Remove the protector from the screen. If a screen protector gets dirty underneath it is slightly damp, or gets too hot, your touch will stop being registered.
If it has a tear in it or hasn’t been removed for years, you can need to clean the panel after removing the screen protector.
Intermediate Unresponsive Touch Screen Fixes
-If the system gets wet, dry it out.
-If the unit has been dropped, press the edges.
-Remove all memory and sim cards.
If your computer has sustained some damage, such as if it has been dropped or wet, it is a little more difficult to repair it. It’s still fairly easy to follow the instructions, but if you’re not comfortable trying to dry your iPhone, it’s best left to the experts.
Simply turning off the computer and removing all of the sim cards, memory cards and peripherals is another somewhat more complex workaround for a touch screen. The reason this can be complicated is that these cards are often hard to remove and to find out which one was the issue, you have to put them back in one at a time.