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Touch screen does not respond

I have a garmin Nuvi 300 which has worked fine for a couple of years but I just turned this on as normal and the touchscreen does not respond. I tried a reset unsuccessfully. I tried rebooting and I get a screen which says press dot this seems to respond but the dot moves around the edge of the screen and never goes to the centre and just keeps on going

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    momtransport Aug 06, 2012

    i have the same problem,the screen responds to touching the dot but i was doing it for about five minutes and when i let go of the power button it goes to the same screen as when i just turn it on which is,map update notice telling me that my map is more than one year old and that i should update it. there is an "ok" button on the lower right corner of the screen but does not respond to my pressing it.. ni updated the firmware on it and this did nothing..i have tried the solution listed and when i get to step 2 it just brings up either the dot, or the map update screen.i dont want to update the maps if the device is not working properly because the update costs $100 , im pulling my hair out with this and would appreciate any other suggestions,im thinking ,throw it in the bin and buy a new device rather than update it as the cost is not that much more but would love to fix this if possible

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    Hi My GPS keeps hanging on the load map screen and then goes beyond but is not responding. After that I got the calibration screen with the black dot which I keep pressing but does not end.

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    whenb you touch the dot it moves on the screen and when you touch it again it moves.

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Step 1. Turn your Nuvi unit off, remove any SD cards from the SD card slot and make sure that the unit is not plugged into any computer.
Step 2. Place a fingertip on the upper left hand corner of the touch screen and keep it there while turning the unit on, a prompt should read " Do you really want to start in maintenance mode?"
Step 3. Select the yes button.
Step 4. Enter your PIN if enabled.
Step 5. Main Maintenance Mode screen should have 4 selections:
System information
View Diagnostics
Clear User data
Clear Waypoints
Step 6. After some selections the unit should reboot and you check to verify unit after rebooting.

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