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Old 12-24-2008, 11:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default STRANGE problem trying to type the letter d or f...

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If I am searching an address book to send a message, the following occurs:

Lets say I'm trying to find the name David. After clicking the "compose SMS text", the address book appears as usual. If I try to type David, my phone displays 4avid... and does not come up with any results for "David".. if I use SHIFT+d, I get David...but still no results for "David".. Its as if the first problem causes the second, because if I switch screens then return to the screen with "David" typed in search, "David" will be found. This only happens for the first character, and not when writing a message, etc. I've tried every combination of alt, etc since it obviously seems like it is locked in for the first character input - but it is not.

This problem ONLY occurs on the 4/DF key. If I am trying to text Kristin and type "kristin", the name comes up without inputting a number as the first char instead..

I've tried batt pulls mainly - as that is usually first line defense on a BB...but no luck.


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Also, if I am on the home screen, and push the buttons that would spell kristin, it searches "keustin". If I search Dad it finds "4ad"...if I search Jessica it finds Jessiva...... If I search Fred it finds 4114.......

Settings are on SureType when composing a message (I assume suretype is irrelevant when searching a number anyway...I think it just searches and includes all combos, correct?) And anyway...when it does switch from numers to text once keys outside of the numerical keys are depressed - the "jessica" example puts a v in when c would be the first "tap" anyway..


There are no apparent (to me) patterns - which is why I don't know how to type this without being confusing.


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Going to try latest OS later today when I don't need the phone...I'm running the second to latest version currently which worked fine until last night. If that fails..I kinda doubt it's the OS..

Anyone have any ideas besides this?
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Old 12-24-2008, 12:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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With keyboard problems the first and second suspects are moisture or physical damage. Even a sweaty pocket has been known to do it. How about it?
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It's just such a strange problem -- it's consistently inconsistent...so I don't believe there is any physical damage from moisture/etc..but you never know. Hasn't been dropped in the snow, I never used it in the rain, always have clean dry hands when using it...etc etc. and the problem is only when typing a name, address, or number to email/sms/call. Also, whenever I carry the phone around it is in a case, so pocket moisture seems unlikely too.

Moving to the latest OS now... will post results soon!
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Loading new OS solved the issue (OS reload probably would have as well).
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