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Iway 600 touch screen freeze

When I boot it up it gets to the warning screen and then the touch screen doesn't work

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  • gpittman May 12, 2008

    I had an iWAY 500c originally, and had the same issue with it 3 separate times, sending it back to Lowrance for repairs, leaving me without my unit for a total of 11 weeks. They finally replaced it with a 600c unit, and it worked great for 5 months, but now it is doing the same thing.



    My experience has been that the unit will work once the screen warms up enough, but that may take 30 minutes when the atmosphere is 50-60 degrees. At colder temps, it sometimes would never warm enough to work.



    Now that my unit is no longer under warranty, I hate to see the price tag for the repair.

  • modaman Aug 04, 2008

    I have a Lowrance i way 600c which started freezing at the warning screen about 16 months into its use. After about 30 minutes of warmup, the screen will sometimes work albeit erratically. Frequently, the "searching for position" will take 5 to 10 miles before the map initiates.

  • Firstcircuit May 16, 2009

    Iway 600 boots to warning screen and will not close window. Touch screen does not work. What should I do?

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SOURCE: Touch screen touchiness

Yes! I have an iWay 500C and all of a sudden, it started having serious calibration issues. I try to press a button on it and it thinks I'm pressing something about 2 inches below where I really am. I can't even get to the option to re-calibrate it when it does this, since the recalibration menu option is near the top of the display! I still have to experiment more, but the last time it did this, I think I had success by powering the unit on, waiting for it to finish getting a "fix" on the location (so the processor in it wasn't so busy), and then drawing a few big circles around the display with my finger. After that, it seemed to "snap into calibration" again.

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SOURCE: Touch screen stopped working!

Do you have a warranty on it ? If it doesn't have any physical damage the company should replace it for you or repair it .

Posted on Jul 25, 2009

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SOURCE: When my iWAY 500c gets warm the touch screen will

My lowrance iway 500c touch screen will not operate.

Posted on May 10, 2010

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SOURCE: 600 iway in demo mode,

*THIS WILL ERASE DATA SAVED ON THE UNIT*
1. Turn unit OFF2. Press and hold the SPEAK/VOLUME key + PWR key3. You should see disable demo mode button

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SOURCE: Garmin Nuvi 660 touch screen freezes up. Soft

I sat on the phone for 30 minutes waiting for Garmin support when my Nuvi suddenly had no touch screen response. They had me delete a file on the device (with it hooked to my computer) then reboot and it went thru a touch screen alignment and it worked.

Sadly, it has frozen again and I don't recall the file (it had been a GCD file in all caps, that is all I know and I don't see a file in all caps any more). I will be calling support tomorrow.

My take is that it *is* a firmware thing *and* there is some way to reset the firmware.

Posted on Dec 02, 2011

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