In a lot of cases "ghost touches" on any touch screen are caused by a loose connection between the touch screen connector the hardware that drives it. Its usually fixed by opening it up and tightening. If it only happens when moving it could be this.
05-01-2018 07:09 - edited 05-01-2018 07:18
My icon touch screen gauge changes screens randomly without operator input. How can I fix this? Screen is stock equipment with my 2015 ETEC G2 200 HO outboards
Because it happens when you are running the boat and not at rest, it could be a wiring or connection problem in the boat-mounted harness or an issue inside the unit.
With the key ON and the display visible, lightly tug and push on various wires and connectors - You have to perform what is known as in very specific technical terms, a "precision administered scientific motion-activated circuit integrity evaluation. Most of us normal folks just call it a wiggle test.
Also tap lightly with a finger around the outside and the back side of the display frame to see if anything changes or jumps around.
If nothing shows up, it is time to contact your dealer to check it out.
If the display jumps around while testing, it is time to contact your dealer to check it out.
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