Unresponsive Touchscreen

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Nov 30, 2014
I dropped my HTC 10 in the water about 2 weeks ago. It didn't work anymore so I put it in rice for 3 days and all seemed fine, only some small damage to the display.

Starting about 4 days ago the touchscreen randomly stopped working. I rebooted and it worked again, but every time I disconnected the charger from the phone after overnight charging I would have to reboot it because the touchscreen wouldn't work.
Rebooting after overnight charging isn't that big of a deal so I just went with it, but the unresponsive touchscreen started occurring more often, and now the touchscreen stops responding within two hours from the latest reboot.

  • It's not always the whole touchscreen, sometimes it's only the back and the menu button which stop working. The buttons never work without the rest of the touchscreen working though.
  • Sometimes a reboot doesn't work and I have to reboot it until it works.
  • The touchscreen always becomes unresponsive from a locked state. So if I were to never lock my phone I wouldn't have any trouble with the touchscreen.

Because a reboot usually fixes the problem and it only occurs from lock I figured that a hard reset might fix the problem, but I figured I'd ask here first.