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Garmin M5 Pocket pc

Screen doesn't show picture clear, like it's broken. half of the screen is completly gray and the rest is gray with strips colers

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  • etrandy Dec 20, 2007

    My M5 just suffered an impact that resulted in basically a blank screen, two different shades of grey. I think the unit is working, just no screen. a couple of resets have had no effect, any suggestions?

  • Anonymous Jan 11, 2008

    Same problem with my ique m5. Half of the screen is white, the other gray.

  • dshah123 Jun 04, 2008

    I have the same problem. Display stopped working. Unit is in working condition. Without display it is useless.



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