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Light is dimmed. Cannot make it brighter.

I replaced the battery in my Garmin iQue 3600. I recharged it overnight and then turned it on. I had lost all my data ... I can fix that. However, the screen is very dim. I adjusted the brightness to maximum but that made no difference. The screen is so dark that I have to hold it under a bright light just to make it out. I did a hard reset but that did not help.

Is there anything I can do to increase the brightness? Or is there someone I can send it to to fix the problem (at a reasonable priced)?

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  • Anonymous Mar 07, 2008

    I have exactly the same problem. Replaced the battery and got a dim screen for my trouble. HELP!

  • fiveOse7en Aug 13, 2008

    I have the same problem, tried loosening screws that hold main PCB down as suggested elsewhere but no success. I have checked the wires from display to PCB they look in tact but have not unsoldered and resoldered. The screen is extremely dim but not completely blank so I think it has power. I was hoping this was a software problem that would be fixed with a hard reset but I cannot get device to complete hard reset. When the prompt appears to delete all data I choose this put all data remains so I don’t think it has gone through a full hard reset.

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This happened to me, too, when I replaced the battery. Turns out one of the wires that affects the brightness came loose. I found the loose wire, touched it to a few places where I thought it should go, and one of them caused the screen to come on to full bright.

I was extremely nervous dealing with this - never soldered in such tight quarters before, but once I soldered it down, the problem was solved. I have other problems with my ique - like extremely limited battery life - but the brightness problem is solved.

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Suggest backlight wires broken off main PCB under display.
Black and red short wires on left of PCB break easily when disturbed so ** backlight.

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