Re: [NTLK] Screen Misalignment and request for fixes

From: Robert Benschop (
Date: Mon Mar 04 2002 - 10:29:36 EST

on 04-03-2002 4:11, Sean Luke at wrote:

> 1. Does anyone know of a quick fix for this?

There are three that sometimes work:

- a hard reset (a.k.a. Brain Wipe)
- running a business card around the screen cleaning out whatever is stuck
- Opening your Newt and cleaning all contacts related to the touch screen.

> 2. If not, does anyone know of the cause of this, except for "bad
> screen"?

Apparently there can be something wrong with the motherboard that causes
this (apart from the muck around the screen and the corrosion)

> 3. How common is this?

Not very, though quite a few people have reported it, maybe something for
the next This Old Newt poll ?

> 4. Does anyone know of a program that will fix this?

Doesn't exist.

> 5. <assuming all 1,4 are "no"> Does anyone know what the screen
> alignment API the program is using? Perhaps I can hijack it and write a
> program that's a little more sophisticated.

No info from me there, but if you managed to write something useful here you
would have a lot of happy people ;-)

Robert Benschop

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