Help: Blurex case hacking into my Playbook!
I've been using a Blurex case for a while, and I love it.
There is one problem though : the PB's touchscreen seems sensitive to the interior of the case's flap. For example, when I close the case and pick up the tablet later on, most of the time some app will have been opened. Or, if I leave a pdf document opened, the page will have changed. Sometimes, a whole new pdf will be opened instead of the one I was reading.
Also, a few times, the PB started making funny machine gun popping sounds when I left it unattended with the case closed. When I opened it to check, I discovered that the case was repeatedly trying to open an app, but that a «Do you give this app permission to...» dialog box kept it from it.
So I deduct that the case pressed against the screen in a manner that equated to repeated instructions; which might explain why I sometimes feel that my battery drains way too quickly...
All that's very annoying, but I have worked around it so far by always locking the screen before closing the case. At least the only thing that can happen is that the case will make the password dialog pop up. Or so I thought...
Today, I opened the case to find the password dialog opened, with a 3/10 attempts warning !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Now that's scary ! What if it had gone up to 10/10 ? All my data would have been wiped.
I can't for the life of me understand how a closed up case acts like this with the screen. But I need to find a solution : both to stop my battery from draining when I'm not using it, and to prevent a password catastrophe.
Any ideas ?
- CrackBerry Abuser
12-06-12, 06:45 PM #5
- 104 Posts
- 12-06-12, 08:01 PM #8
I would play with the case on the pb and see if it really is the case doing it. Open it and close it without touching the screen yourself. Tap it when closed, massage it against the screen. Are you sure you do not have any other electronic devices or Plasma tv's nearby? Microwave, Lightning Globe (sort of toy). Could you be generating static electricity on/with the case?
The static electricity could be it though. Whichever, I find it disappointing that a case designed for such tablets would have that flaw...
Now, I'm thinking I should find some kind of piece of fabric to insert between the screen and the flap. Or maybe cut out a piece from one of those anti-static plastic bags they use with hard disks and other computer parts... Maybe that'd do it.
If I really do need a new case to solve this -- after what, 2 months ?!!! -- I think I'll move up North, far far away in the woods.
- 12-06-12, 11:58 PM #11
Lots of Blurex cases out there and your PB doesn't like yours . Maybe it is demanding a new, more expensive case. Hope all the other Blurex cases don't hear about this. Just to be sure we are talking about the Blurex Slim Leather Portfolio Case with two Tier Stand for Blackberry Playbook which does not have the sleep wake function. Interested because I have two of these cases.
- CrackBerry Genius
12-07-12, 03:24 AM #12
- 2,815 Posts
Re: Help: Blurex case hacking into my Playbook!
I've had this same issue with the blacberry leather case. It was just dust and stuff creating static on the inside of the case. I cleaned it off and the problem went away. Used a damp cloth to keep from adding more static. Good luck. Those cases look much nicer than mine.
- 12-07-12, 03:48 PM #15
I have 2 PB's both using Blurex cases and I tested it - your problem is NOT the case. You may have other issue as outlined in other posts here. It is easy to test, close lid and start pushing on outside with various levels of pressure. In never changed anything on my screen.
At first, I thought it was the action of closing or opening the flap that would press on the screen. But then I had those experiences that I related in the 1st post : 1) The pb resting on the table that started emitting machine gun sounds, because an app was trying to open but there was a 1st use dialog box. So it was acting as if I had been repeatedly pressing on the screen. And 2) that experience when I opened the case to learn that 3 attempts at entering the password had been registered. Again, the pb was resting on a table when that happened.
Otherwise, what usually happens is I'll close all apps, close the case, and when I open it again, 1 or 2 apps will be opened.
All this suggest that it's more than pressing against the case that causes it. Even when it's resting and I don't touch it, it'll register several actions.
Just thought I'd update this thread.
Finally, my solution has been to put a cleaning cloth on the screen before closing the Blurex's flap. Works so far.
I wasn't so worried about the password thing in the end, but the screen being activated randomly when the case was closed both messed up with the apps and used the battery.
Anyways, thanks to all for the tips.
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