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The touch screen on my Garmin is not working. Is this an easy fix or should I just get a new one?

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From what I have heard from Garmin, one sends it in along with $90 to get a refurbished unit. LOTS of people are seeing this issue, including myself the other day after only 2 years of using it. I wont be buying another Garmin Product at this point. Seems to be a known issue. Things used to last for decades - now one is lucky to get 2 years out of my things, including Canon and HP Printers! (more experience with that too!)

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