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Hello I have a Garmin Gps 12 with Dead Pixel lines running across the display when I start the unit and it stays on while i am using it.Is there a way to fix this problem? and also on my other 12 uni

I tried using the DC power kabel as someone suggested but did not work.Left the display in simulator mode mode for a while with new batteries for 2 days but did not work.Is there a possibility to buy the display units for the Garmin Gps 12? Regards De Silva

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Any dead pixels on the screen are an indication of a defective LCD display. The display must be replaced.

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SOURCE: My garmin 750 gps will not turn on when plugged into power source

A dead battery will cause the unit not to turn on, but it should turn on if connected to an external power source like an AC wall charger or DC car charger.

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SOURCE: garmin gps 12 wont turn on.

Sorry to hear of the dead units. Are you using the correct power cable with a small hole in the centre of the plug? The GPS 12 is strictly limited to 7 volts only. The accessory cigarette lighter cable for this model has a circuit inside to drop the voltage from 12 to 7. Cannot be fixed. There would have been a plastic peg in the back of the GPS socket to prevent anything but the correct voltage Garmin cable being plugged in. Unfortunately these pegs are easily broken off. Yes, they are a good little unit even though well on in years. The next model up - the 12XL - can accept a wide voltage range and does not have the plastic peg.

All the best, Tony at KiwiGPS.

Posted on Apr 25, 2009

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Sandra,

I don't know where you live - so I don't know who nearby can work on it. Regardless, my suggestion is to return it to Garmin and let them handle it. Since your nuvi 760 is out of warranty, Garmin will charge $99 to "factory overhaul" it. What this means really is, you will get a factory rebuilt nuvi 760. Garmin will not fix yours and return it to you - but rather they will send one that that belonged to someone else that they refurbished. This means really fast "turn around" instead of waiting for yours to be fixed. In short, you will not get the same one you sent in. The refurbished unit will come with the latest up - to - date maps and have a 90 day factory warranty.

Check out Garmin's page to learn more about this overhaul service and to take advantage of it. If you do send it in - your data will be lost. Garmin will erase all your personal data, photos, etc. from the nuvi (and they won't put it on the replacement) - so if there's anything on it that you want - be sure to copy it before sending in.

I hope this helps & good luck! Please rate my reply - thank you.

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