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Center Screen Freakout

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by NuclearPowered, Aug 26, 2015.

  1. NuclearPowered

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    Tesla screen freakout - YouTube

    Center screen is randomly registering movement and selection and unresponsive to touch after sitting outside during the day. It normally turns the stereo up to 11 and the climate control to high which leads to a hot and loud car upon our arrival. Center console requires reboot to return to normal operation.

    This has happened several times. Once found the car used about 100rm heating the cabin and cooling the battery on a 110degF day this summer. Mileage was close to leaving my wife without enough charge to get home.

    Service has had it once and attached a grounding strap to get rid of static build up on screen, which was believed to be the root cause. Going back next week to try again. They have been trying to identify the cause and very responsive, but getting annoying taking the car back and forth.
     
  2. bhuwan

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    Looks awful.
     
  3. efusco

    efusco Moderator - Model S & X forums

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    Does a reboot fix it, at least temporarily?
     
  4. NuclearPowered

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    Yes that is required to return functionality. Updated OP to reflect this.
     
  5. tinm

    tinm 2013 S85 Owner

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    Trying to figure out how that video was recorded. Was car moving? Sounded like it. Did the driver hold a camera w/ left hand, while operating 17" screen with right? If so, who was holding the steering wheel? :)
     
  6. NuclearPowered

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    #6 NuclearPowered, Aug 26, 2015
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    It was the car blasting the heat, it wasn't being driven.
     
  7. Nosken

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    It looks like it is wrongly sensing touch on the screen down in the Temperature buttons (negating any other touches). It may be Capacitive Discharge screen or some sort of pressure from the back side. Do you have a screen protector on the display?
    Try controlling the temp via the steering wheel buttons.
     

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