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Garmin gps I have a garmin 176c marine gps. The lcd screen has a defect in the bottom left side--dark blue, to rainbow, to normal screen. This occurred right after I reassembled the unit after fixing a battery contact. Garmin says the unit is no longer made, and they cannot help me. The screen has a serial number KHSO38AAOAN-G72-13-O7 Made in Japan. Any idea how fix or replace? Kurt

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I had the same problem with an etrex Vista. I spoke with Garmin, they said that a recently launched WAAS satellite is interferring with some models (he mentioned it is the models with a black and white screen). Garmin tech support said that they're working on a software patch but for the meantime switch WAAS off.

Call Garmin tech support with any questions or to find out about the software patch, 1-800-800-1020

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It sounds like the ribbon cable that connects the screen to the controller might be seated incorrectly. I would check that.

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Turn the unit on and try holding the on/off button down for three oe four seconds.

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Sounds like you need to recalibrate the screen. This can be done by following the steps below:

To Calibrate the Touch Screen on a zūmo®:
1. Turn the unit Off and make sure it is not attached to any outside power source.
2. Power the unit On, continue to hold the Power button for 1 minute. 3. A screen will display that says, Press dot in the lower left corner. 4. Release the Power button and touch the sequence of dots until your unit says Calibration complete.

Good luck!

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Upgrading the system software of your GPSMAP 545s will most likely fix your freezing up problem.

I hope that helps.

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SOURCE: Hi, Recently the screen on my garmin 1490t gps

I am glad to HELP YOU!

Definitely after the impact your device became LESS SENSITIVE on the lower left side.
So as a replacement you will need
FIRST - the digitizer
SECOND - the display [but ONLY if the older display has cracks or other damages].

GOOD LUCK!

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Looks like screen of 176C has been damaged---can still see it works


If the screen is already damage the only thing that can do here is to have the screen replace from the service center, so you can still use this unit...

Hope that helps...............

Sep 16, 2008 | Garmin GPS Devices

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Hi the screen on my 176c is so dark it can barely be read. I have to turn the light on to see whats going on.Is there any way to restore it to its former glory cheers ......john wainwright. ...


John, the light sensitive IC has failed. This is a small piece of electronic wizardry that adjusts the brightnessdepending on the ambient light. At night is is supposed to add brightnes and in sunlight reduce it

The sign of failure may have been early but you didint notice it. They often turn on ok then suddenly in daylight the screen will darken, turning the unit off and on resets it for a while. however it gets worse as time goes on.. iT is not a DIY and has to be sent back to the manufacturer for correction.

Contact Garmin for a quote before submitting it for repair, you might need a chair to sit on when they give you an answer. Contact the service support in 7 hills NSW 1 800 235 822

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The GPSmap 176c does not turn on. I have put in new batteries and cleaned the metal parts of the battery receptors


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- Jim

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Have you tried resetting the unit?

Remove the face cover (GENTLY pry it loose by the fingernail groove directly under the GARMIN logo), press the RESET button, then re-attach front cover... this is covered in the owners manual which is available online at garmin.com /support /downloads

You might try this... point a bright flashlight at the screen while it's ON, but dark... see if you can see the normal screens, but just dark. If so, you've got a LCD backlight issue. It could the backlight dimmer circuit got damaged somehow, and if a Reset dows not help, sounds like it's repair time.

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My 176c is not responding


get the download (updater from garmin website , download it then hook up 176c to computer and run file .if it doesnt go thru hit power and try again if you get the screen under a good light so you can see it will say downloading when this is done your screen will be back to normal .I dont remember if the unit is on when it beeps or off .try both ways if it doesnt work replace batteries as even though your not seeing the screen the unit is still on like i said ; fresh batts and try it and if it doesnt work hold down power key for a second or two and try again. good luck PS garmin doesnt know this i figured it out myself ...bob

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