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My screen went black. Worked the night before.

Turned on my Garmin GPSMAP 172C and the screen stayed black. The side buttons lit up ok. I noticed the last time I used it that the screen was getting dark.

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Hi..
when the unit is on try to press and hold the reset button for 10 seconds and then release if this will not work charge the unit for 3 to 4 hours using a wall adapter and if still not work try to check if there is a latest firmware update for the gps then download it.

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