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Display problems with nuvi 260

I have had a Garmin Nuvi 260 since Christmas 2007. It has developed display problems in any mode. The display looks like a mini blind with horizontal lines or starts to break up with these lines. I have gone to the Garmin web site and downloaded the latest updates, tried a reset of the unit but the problem continues.

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    I have same problem can someone help?

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You may have to send in for service. A bad screen normally is not a good sign. Sorry.
If you are sure that the updates have been downloaded your only other option is:
Trying a full master reset:
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  1. Start with the unit OFF and unplugged from power
  2. Touch and hold the lower right corner of the screen with an index finger or the eraser end of a pencil
  3. Continue touching and holding the lower right hand corner of the screen then power the unit ON
  4. Release the power button when the device powers ON
    • You will see a new message: Do you really want to erase all user data?
  5. Remove your finger from the touchscreen when this message displays
  6. Touch Yes
The device will automatically reset. Follow the on screen prompts then place your device in an area with a clear view of the sky until it acquires satellites.

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