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Touch screen not working properly

My touch Screen doesn't seem to be working properly. I touch one button and it selects another. I re calibrated it but it still goes back to doing the same thing.

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If recalibration didn't work, then the touchscreen has failed. This NOT A FIRMWARE ISSUE!!

Please see this link:

http://www.sharc.net/gps_LCD_repair.htm


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Posted on May 02, 2010

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A Nuvi that is acting erratically is symptomatic of having corrupt firmware.

To correct this, I recommend backing up your favorites, clearing all user data, and then updating your Nuvi firmware.

Follow these three steps to take to get your Nuvi 265WT running like new:

  1. Back up your Favorites.
  2. Perform a Hard Reset.
  3. Download and then run Garmin WebUpdater to replace its firmware / system software.

I hope that helps.
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Nuvi 200 series manuals available here.

Posted on Apr 27, 2010

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