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Garmin nuvi 200 wont calibrate

My Garmin nuvi 200 is not calibrated and i CAN NOT HIT THE BOTTOM BUTTON IN ORDER TO GET TO THE SCREEN THAT LETS ME CALIBRATE AGAIN. aNY IDEAS? I also have a "new" (refurbished) Garmin N?vi 200. Mine is not as bad as yours, but the touchscreen needs to be calibrated. On the alphabet keyboard I can press the center of the 'B' button, and it will still register as an 'A'. All of they keys are about a 1/4" too far to the right. Any ideas hot to recalibrate this screen? Thanks!

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  • fixyabread Nov 26, 2008

    HA!
    I just solved my own problem! (and maybe yours too??)

    Hooray for google!

    I found the answer here:http://www.gpsreview.net/forums/viewtopi...

    "72 Troubleshooting - Screen
    If the touch screen is not responding to your taps properly, calibrate the screen.
    Turn the Nuvi off. Then, slide and hold the Power button to the left for about 30 seconds."

    The next screen that comes up should be the calibration screen, telling you to press the dots on the crosshairs.

    I recommend using your finger, just as you would in your vehicle. I thought I could be more precise using a stylus when I first got the device and that is what caused the problem in the first place.
    Live & Learn!

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sharcnet
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SOURCE: My touchscreen on my Garmin nuvi 200 is messed up.

Yes, please see this link:

http://www.sharc.net/discus/messages/6/77.html?1236709210

If that doesn't work, the screen will need to be replaced.

- Jim

Posted on Aug 12, 2009

sharcnet
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SOURCE: Garmin 650 will not calibrate.

Please see this link:

http://www.sharc.net/gps_LCD_repair.htm

- Jim

Posted on Mar 04, 2010

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: garmin nuvi 200 wont calibrate

Yup, same problem. All it took was holding the power button to the left for about 30 seconds and the calibration screen came up. Problem solved!

Posted on Aug 14, 2010

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I think I just solved this!
(I had the same problem.)

Hooray for google!
I found the answer here: http://www.gpsreview.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=4999

"72 Troubleshooting - Screen:
If the touch screen is not responding to your taps properly, calibrate the screen.
Turn the Nuvi off. Then, slide and hold the Power button to the left for about 30 seconds."

After you slide, and hold, the power switch to the left (ON position) for 20-30 seconds, the next screen that comes up should be the calibration screen, telling you to press the dots on the crosshairs.

I recommend using your finger to press the dots, just as you would in your vehicle. I thought I could be more precise using a stylus when I first got the device, but apparently that is what caused the problem in the first place.
Live & Learn!

FWIW -- I have the Garmin Nuvi 200 (not 200W).
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