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Garmin Nuvi 660

The keyboard entry on my Nuvi is miscalibrated. The touch is shifted by 3/4 of a character. It makes it difficult to select the right side char's (it's shifted left).

Is there any way to recalibrate the touch screen?

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Have you tried the Recalibrate Screen option in the tools menu? It may be in the "Display" option. I don't have a Nuvi in front of me to walk you through the steps but there is an option for it.

It will show you dots at various locations on the screen and you touch them. By doing so, it calibrates the screen.

- Jim

Posted on Sep 24, 2008

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1.Start with the unit OFF and unplugged from power;

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4.Release the power button when the device powers ON

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6.Remove your finger from the touchscreen when this message displays - Touch Yes

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2.A new screen will display that says Press Dot,Touch the Center of the Dot.

>Keep touching the center of the dot as it moves around the screen.


3.When Calibration Complete appears on the screen, please touch OK.

The screen will now be Re-calibrated.



*If the screen is not responding to touch, the device may not have enough power to function properly. Recharge the battery completely and try again. If the battery does not charge, it may need to be replaced.

If the screen is still not responding to touch commands or displaying properly, the display may need to be replaced. If sound comes from the device, it is likely the motherboard is working, and only the display needs to be replaced.

Refer to:Garmin Nuvi 660 Screen Replacement Guide

Before replacing the display, check that the ribbon cables connecting the display to the motherboard are connected securely.

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Tap the letter or number and display shows the letter or number directly below.


This is due to a miscalibration of the touchscreen. The touchscreen needs to be recalibrated. A procedure can be found here:



http://www.sharc.net/discus/messages/6/77.html?1286154637

- Jim

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To check the audio output setting:
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  5. Make sure the volume level is at a reasonable percent level.

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To check the audio output setting:
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  2. At the bottom of the screen, touch Audio Output.
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  5. Make sure the volume level is at a reasonable percent level.

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Try to recalibrate the screen. You could be touching the adjacent character since are you see is **** as you enter the PIN.

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