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I want to access my calender on my LG phone, but even though

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I want to access my calender on my LG phone, but even though I can see it my touch screne does not respond to touch.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cell Phones
Expert:  Russell H. replied 1 year ago.

Hi, thank you for contacting My name is Russell. I will do my best to provide the right answer to your question.

Press and hold the Power button for 10 seconds or more, until the device restarts.

If that doesn't help, try clearing the cache and the data for the Calendar application, then restart the device again, and see if that helps.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
You don't understand, the touch screen only displays it doesn't respond and turning it on and off trying to reset it doen't work either. I need to figure how to navigate with the slide out keyboard or through the usb input.
Expert:  Russell H. replied 1 year ago.

So the touch-screen never responds to touch... its digitizer isn't working, or the like.

Is your LG phone an Android phone, or some other type? I don't know its model number yet.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
LG not android, it's a slide out keyboard phone
Expert:  Russell H. replied 1 year ago.

OK, this phone in other words?:

If so, Android is what it runs.

And here are some groups of keyboard shortcuts for navigating without touch-screen:

  • Search-B: Open Web browser
  • Search-C: Open contacts
  • Search-E: Open e-mail
  • Search-G: Open Gmail
  • Search-P: Open music
  • Search-S: Open text messaging
  • Search-Y: Open YouTube

  • R: Reply to current message
  • A: Reply-all to current message
  • Y: Archive message
  • Menu-U: Refresh in-box
  • Menu-C: Compose new e-mail
  • Enter: Open an e-mail
  • Alt-Trackball-Up: Jump to top of in-box
  • Alt-Trackball-Down: Jump to bottom of in-box

There are other shortcuts, that apply to things other than opening apps (the first group) and navigating GMail (the second group)... there's also web browsing navigation shortcuts, and typing shortcuts shown here:

  • Shift-Del: Delete the character to the right of the cursor
  • Alt-Del: Delete an entire line
  • Shift-Shift (press it twice): Activate Caps Lock; press Shift once more to exit
  • Alt-Trackball-Left: Move cursor to beginning of line
  • Alt-Trackball-Right: Move cursor to end of line
  • Alt-Trackball-Up: Move cursor to top of page
  • Alt-Trackball-Down: Move cursor to bottom of page
  • Shift-Trackball-Left/Right: Highlight text for cutting or copying

If you need the browsing shortcuts or another category let me know. If this answers your question in full, please rate my answer so that this case may be closed, and thanks.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I don't see a menu, search or alt button on it's keyboard
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
but that is the right phone
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
can I attach a mouse throught the usb?
Expert:  Russell H. replied 1 year ago.

That's possible. Try a standard USB mouse, nothing fancy, see if it works.

If you can possibly attach a photo of the keyboard, I will try to identify the MENU, SEARCH, ALT buttons for you. (Alt buttons are usually at the base of a keyboard, to either side.)

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
here it is
Expert:  Russell H. replied 1 year ago.

Unfortunately it seems that your keyboard doesn't have all the possible keys like the Alt, that make those shortcuts possible.

The Z and X keys look like they have promising 'Alt' functions - they must be activated somehow - but how? I can't see how.

Can the Alt key possibly be activated on-screen, maybe? if so, that may (unless that can be reached with e.g. arrow keys) be unusable under the circumstances.

You may just have to get the digitizer replaced on this phone, or better replace/upgrade to a new phone.