An unresponsive iPad may just need the right touch — or a stylus


Q. I’ve owned an iPad since its release and love it. But I have a problem when I touch the screen where it does not
I don’t always respond to my taps. What’s going on and how can I fix it?

A. The problem you are having is not that unusual. In fact, there is a name for it. What you are experiencing is something called Zombie Finger.

Zombie Finger occurs when the touchscreen cannot detect your finger and can be caused by a number of different things like dry skin, calluses on your fingertips, or even scar tissue.

The first thing to try is just to make sure you’re pressing with your fingertip and not the point itself. The more skin contact, the better.

If that doesn’t help, you can try moisturizing your hands to see if that makes the iPad more responsive.

Some have reported that licking your fingertips before touching the screen works well. Sort of like turning the page of a book.

The sad truth is that this condition may be something that cannot be corrected and you may need to consider buying a capacitive touch pen. It’s basically like a pen that you use instead of your finger to touch your device’s screen to make it react.

A capacitive touch stylus is relatively inexpensive at places like Amazon and may be the solution to your problem if you don’t mind the extra hardware.

Q. I had to disconnect my PC and now when I start it I get a message that an unsupported video configuration has been detected and I need to plug my monitor into the expansion card. I do not have any’
I don’t understand this message. What do I have to do?

A. If you buy a computer with an upgraded video card or if you add a new video card to a PC you already have, you will encounter this problem if you connect your monitor to the built-in card and not the upgraded card. level.

In this situation, the onboard video card might seem like the logical place to connect your monitor, so you need to look at the area where your expansion cards are located to see if there are any additional video ports.

Once you shut down the computer and connect your monitor to the correct port, the error message should disappear.


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