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Display image has shifted, difficult to use

Turn on the unit and the image has shifted up and over making it hard to access all the features on the touch screen. How to get it reset?
StreetPilot c330 is 4 years old.

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  • dualplanker Mar 13, 2009

    This did nothing. The solution that worked was:

    To recalibrate the touch screen:

    Turn the unit off.
    With the unit off, touch and hold the Power button for 30 - 40 seconds.
    Follow the instructions on the screen.



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Ok, first you will have to unplug the power and usb cables to remove external power. Secondly, place your thumbnail in the groove located under the Garmin logo on the face plate and gently pull off the face plate. Next, press the reset button for three seconds. Finally, connect the c330 to a power source using the power cable. the c330 should automatically turn back on and operate normally.

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Posted on Mar 10, 2009

  • Michael Masters
    Michael Masters Mar 13, 2009

    good deal, you figured it out. awesome:)

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