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Nuvi 650 touch screen dead/unresponsive it worked a few weeks ago, been inside the house in the A/C vs. the hot car and now it won't react to touch. Tried the steps from the manual but never get calibration screen and the hard reboot is no good either. Unbeleiveable... looks to be a $100 fix on a $200 unit. ....

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The touchscreen & glass needs to be replaced. I've seen and repaired many of these screens even when they show no physical sign of damage. It's due to a bad production run of screens. Please see this link for more info:

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OMG! I have been stuggling with this for the last year! Garmin tech support is useless. I have fixed it on my own. It was a as simple as cleaning the screen between the housing of the screen and the screen. I tore the corner from a Christmas card and ran it along the edge of the screen under the housing... several times and POOF! She is working just fine!

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