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My nspire cx touchpad won't respond
« on: March 03, 2013, 05:44:20 pm »
I was messing around with the audio player, and I guess I touched two ports that shouldn’t be connected, and it reset and now the touchpad won’t respond.
I deleted the documents and os, and sent the os again, it still wouldn’t work, so I doid the diags menu test, which failed
I don’t know what to do.

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Re: My nspire cx touchpad won't respond
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2013, 06:53:56 pm »
Hi,

If the Diags says your TouchPad is dead, then your touchpad is dead.

Sorry man.

PS : I've also been experimenting the reset from the short-circuits in the dock connector, but never had bad behavior.
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Re: My nspire cx touchpad won't respond
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2013, 08:09:32 pm »
So what is there to do? Do you think that ti help might work? It never has before.

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Re: My nspire cx touchpad won't respond
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2013, 10:56:19 pm »
Shorts on the dock connector can cause these kinds of problems?  That's not good.

It doesn't hurt to try to ask for help from ti.  Do they have a warranty program?
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Re: My nspire cx touchpad won't respond
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2013, 02:28:23 am »
If the diags fail then something is quite wrong. I didn't know this could happen with connecting the wrong pins. Maybe something blew?

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Re: My nspire cx touchpad won't respond
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2013, 03:59:35 am »
My friend accidentally shorted every pin and it didn't reset.. One reason more to find out what the pins are..
I'm sorry for your loss :(
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Re: My nspire cx touchpad won't respond
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2013, 10:20:46 am »
I never was able to get linux to do too much, so so I wouldn’t know.
I can use all of the other keys fine, but not the touchpad. It would be nice if the battery pack  was removable so that I could let it completely reset.

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Re: My nspire cx touchpad won't respond
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2013, 11:23:15 am »
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It would be nice if the battery pack  was removable so that I could let it completely reset.
It is, just be careful, the cables are very thin.

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Re: My nspire cx touchpad won't respond
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2013, 03:07:11 pm »
I was messing around with the audio player, and I guess I touched two ports that shouldn’t be connected, and it reset and now the touchpad won’t respond.
Just now the same thing happened to my calc... the touchpad isn't working (Diags also says the TouchPad is dead). :'(

I think that happens when you ground some of the pins while the calc is running...
I'll return it tomorrow to TI (still got warranty); let's hope they're gonna send me a new one :(

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Re: My nspire cx touchpad won't respond
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2013, 03:11:50 pm »
Looks like those pins are pretty dangerous D: maybe I'll just wait a little longer before I start messing with them :(

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Re: My nspire cx touchpad won't respond
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2013, 03:14:52 pm »
Cr*p, that's actually a serious issue now.
But why do you play with the pins while your calc is turned on and has the battery plugged in?
I soldered my calc with the battery pulled and it works without problems..
I'm still wondering how the touchpad can break by grounding pins?

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Re: My nspire cx touchpad won't respond
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2013, 03:20:29 pm »
My guess is that they jump straight in and just hold the wires there with there hands or something to quickly see if it works.

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Re: My nspire cx touchpad won't respond
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2013, 04:00:59 pm »
Guess how I found the correct pins: I ran diags (test insertion contact), connected every pin to ground and looked what has changed.
I could have (sort of)bricked my calc O.o

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Re: My nspire cx touchpad won't respond
« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2013, 04:14:02 am »
I wonder if the posts containing the audio player should be edited with huge red warnings saying that using this can permanently destroy your calculator if touching the wrong connectors and that it's very easy to mess up? I would hate if more and more people broke their calc just from trying to listen music on it due to it and the fact it seems so easy to mess up is scary.
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Re: My nspire cx touchpad won't respond
« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2013, 06:56:36 am »
Indeed @DJ_O, that would be good for people willing to try.

Also, if I might be of any help for those with the issue :
Levak and I ,some time ago, created nRemote, which can control your Nspire remotely, from your computer. Maybe if the touchpad + keyboard doesn't respond, you can actually delete traces of Ndless etc. before sending it back to TI, "just in case".
https://github.com/adriweb/nRemote

(even though, if it's "only" the touchpad that's not respondig, you should still be able to do w/e things that work with Enter for [Click])
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