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The touch screen on our Garwin Nuvi 360 do not function.

My wife accidently drop our Nuvi 360 on our living room floor, causing the the screen of the unit to crack slightly, ever since that moment the touch screen feature did not function. We can see the unit boot up and the screen has a minor crack in it, but we cannot type in our security code.

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    SHARCNET-USA May 11, 2010

    When you press on a specific area, a specific resistance value is generated and is then read by the decoder on the main board.

    There are only 4 wires on a Nuvi touchscreen. They represent UP, DOWN, LEFT & RIGHT. The resistance value represents X & Y coordinates on the screen.

    - Jim

    Electrical Engineer

    SHARCNET-USA May 11, 2010

    Please see this link for more information on your problem:

    Touchscreens are resistive.... there are no "wires" in them...

    - Jim



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Unfortunatly there is a fine wire Grid below the surface of the glass, the grid detects where you are touching on the screen, with the glass being broken, the grid is broken, which will cause dead spots or regions on the touch screen. You will have to replace the Touch screen or the unit which ever is most cost effective.

Hope this is of some help.

Posted on Apr 18, 2009


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