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Revision to IBM WorkPad c3 Troubleshooting

Mike Smith

==== Defective Charger ====
 
Less often the problem could be that the IBM WorkPad c3 charger is faulty. This can be checked by attempting to charge the WorkPad with a different charger. If the battery successfully charges, and the WorkPad turns on, the problem is with your charger.
Less often the problem could be that the IBM WorkPad c3 charger is faulty. This can be checked by attempting to charge the WorkPad with a different charger. If the battery successfully charges, and the WorkPad turns on, the problem is with your charger.
 
=== Software issues ===
 
The IBM WorkPad c3 could appear to be not working due to a broken or defective LCD. The LCD takes some work to repair, but can be done if you follow the [[Guide:1337|LCD replacement guide]].
 
== WorkPad isn't responding correctly ==
 
=== Digitizer issues ===
 
The==== Digitzer drift ====

The
digitizer is the component of the WorkPad that deals with tracking what the user is pressing on the screen. Occasionally, the digitizer will "drift",drift". This means that the touch screen registers touches slightly off center. This can result in the wrong buttons being pressed when using the touch screen. Commonly this can be fixed by a hard reset. To perform a hard reset, see the section above labeled "Software issues".

==== Stylus pens ====

Errors can also occur if you are using the touch screen incorrectly. Make sure you use the proper stylus pens provided on both sides of the device.

==== Faulty digitizer ====

If the touch screen still does not function properly, it is probably due to a broken or faulty digitizer. Replacing this is about as hard as replacing the LCD screen, so it is highly suggested that you follow the [[brokenlink|Digitizer replacement guide]].

== Problems still exist ==

''Nothing so far has helped...''

=== Bad motherboard ===

If problems are still existing, it could be due to a bad motherboard. This is a fairly major problem, and should not be taken as an easy task. If you are still willing to try and fix it, follow our step by step [[Guide:1000|Motherboard Replacement Guide]].

=== User's Manual ===
The==== Digitzer drift ====

The
digitizer is the component of the WorkPad that deals with tracking what the user is pressing on the screen. Occasionally, the digitizer will "drift",drift". This means that the touch screen registers touches slightly off center. This can result in the wrong buttons being pressed when using the touch screen. Commonly this can be fixed by a hard reset. To perform a hard reset, see the section above labeled "Software issues".

==== Stylus pens ====

Errors can also occur if you are using the touch screen incorrectly. Make sure you use the proper stylus pens provided on both sides of the device.

==== Faulty digitizer ====

If the touch screen still does not function properly, it is probably due to a broken or faulty digitizer. Replacing this is about as hard as replacing the LCD screen, so it is highly suggested that you follow the [[brokenlink|Digitizer replacement guide]].

== Problems still exist ==

''Nothing so far has helped...''

=== Bad motherboard ===

If problems are still existing, it could be due to a bad motherboard. This is a fairly major problem, and should not be taken as an easy task. If you are still willing to try and fix it, follow our step by step [[Guide:1000|Motherboard Replacement Guide]].

=== User's Manual ===
 
Make sureIf you usedo not believe the proper stylist pens provided on both sides of the device. If the touch screen does not function properly using these pensproblems are caused by a broken motherboard, you probably need to replacemay consult the digitizer behind the display. To do this, please refer to our [[brokenlink|Digitizer replacement guide]].[http://old-organizers.com/Manuals/IBM/WorkpadC3_en.pdf|IBM WorkPad c3 Handbook]
Make sureIf you usedo not believe the proper stylist pens provided on both sides of the device. If the touch screen does not function properly using these pensproblems are caused by a broken motherboard, you probably need to replacemay consult the digitizer behind the display. To do this, please refer to our [[brokenlink|Digitizer replacement guide]].[http://old-organizers.com/Manuals/IBM/WorkpadC3_en.pdf|IBM WorkPad c3 Handbook]

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