1. ITmanagerNC's Avatar
    Had my new unopened 1520 for about 6 months - lucky to find one. This evening the capacitive buttons stopped responding, and had a huge amount of rapid phantom touch. Did the mild dual-press thing I've seen around. No change. WDRT recovery and the capacitive buttons started to work making me think it was a software issue but there's a dead zone on the lower left side - cant type Q, A, left shift or Z. Then the psychotic phantom tap episode began again, capacitive buttons went out again.

    I looked on how to replace only the digitizer but that seems too complicated.

    The dream is probably over.
    09-07-2017 11:30 PM
  2. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    I've heard that putting a case on the phone actually helps to rectify the issue. As far as I can tell, the phantom touch is caused by micro-bending that causes the digitizer to press against and react with the display/glass screen. Using a case helps keep the phone flat. Such a large phone, and so much plastic, it kind of makes sense (as unfortunate as it is).
    09-08-2017 03:07 PM
  3. Nate W's Avatar
    Also if the hardware capacitive keys die you can enable the software nav bar via regedit.
    09-08-2017 10:35 PM
  4. T Moore's Avatar
    Phantom touches are usually caused by screen flex.
    The 1520 is to big to carry in a pocket.
    Search for ' phantom ' in the 1520 forum. First post was in Jan, 2014.
    09-09-2017 10:06 PM
  5. Timbre70's Avatar
    Mine surprisingly does not have the touch issues despite keeping it in tight jeans 👖.
    09-09-2017 11:11 PM
  6. ITmanagerNC's Avatar
    I'm very familiar with phantom touch and all the nuances of the 1520. I upgraded to a 1520 from an 830, 925 and 8x, so I'm a WP veteran. This was just a rant because I'm one of those people who take care of their stuff, never flexed it, never even dropped it and it went bad. Ticks me off when things break.

    I am going to get a replacement screen and digitizer. Just annoyed!
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    09-11-2017 04:30 PM
  7. Nate W's Avatar
    The build on the 1520 is unique...it is similar to the 830 in it's design. Wonder if the design of the screen itself has anything to do with it. I believe it is mounted upside down too. You can see a registry entry under HKLM\System\ControlSet001\services\Nokia_panel\Parameters\Settings there is a key there set to 1. Not sure if any of that or knowing that matters. However I still have no clue how to correct it (phantom touch). I have replaced a screen that was cracked that had no "phantom touch issues" and then all of sudden I started to notice it. It does not happen right away though. It creeps up as if the phone heats up or builds up a static discharge, and I have noticed it seems mostly to happen after I unlock the phone.
    09-12-2017 08:39 PM
  8. LuxuryTouringZone's Avatar
    Yikes! It's sad to hear about yet another one of these suffering with that problem! Thankfully, I never sit on mine, do not keep it in skinny jeans, and have a case on it.
    09-18-2017 06:27 PM
  9. ITmanagerNC's Avatar
    Well, quick update. I purchased a replacement screen (couldn't find an OEM, the one I purchased had black tape over the Nokia label, so its counterfeit) and installed. The replacement wasn't difficult - which was surprising. It would have been if it just chose to replace the digitizer only...

    However, the replacement screen was horrible - upper left 1/8 of the screen was super dull... Then after warming up for a few minutes, sitting on the table, without touching it, it flipped out with phantom touch symptom again for about 10 seconds, then stopped responding to all touch input. Now the seller wants to give me $25 credit for the $66 I spent saying they tested it before they shipped it. NOPE.

    Here's the kicker - The phone I purchased 6 months ago was labeled '100% New, never opened, never used' and after taking the cover off it was clear I was sold a repaired unit. Battery Tape removed, back cover adhesive peeling and WATER INDICATOR TRIPPED. So, I'm pissed.wp_20170926_12_07_56_pro.jpg
    09-28-2017 09:40 AM
  10. Nate W's Avatar
    I feel you on that. I am a phone junkie sadly I admit it...this happens to me here and there too.
    10-12-2017 11:03 PM

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