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Tom tom The screen on my tom tom is "off". The letters on the left hand side (as you look at the screen) aren't useable, rather if you type i you get j. I called Tom Tom and they aren't servicing the older models (wow, its just 2 years old) but offered me a deal on a new upgrade. Unfortunately that is more expensive through them than the street price elsewhere. I have reset the device with no change. Any ideas?

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That sounds like there is something stuck in the edges of the touchscreen...

try & run a toothbrush or your finger nail or a piece of paper flat against the screen & run it 360 around the edges of the screen...

Failing that buy another faulty one with different issues from an auction site & chop & change the faulty parts.

as you are out of warranty it wont matter.

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