Question about Garmin nuvi 205W GPS Receiver
If you can't see anything then it is a hardware issue. Return for replacement as soon as possible.
If you can see faint images in the background then your screen is just too dim. You will have to try to navigate the dim screen to the settings menu. Click on the Tools icon, bottom right of main screen. Click on "settings" then "display". Select brightness and adjust.
One other suggestion is try an update. Plug the unit into your PC and run garmin webupdater. Once done the screen may light up but its a long shot. Here is the webupdater link.
Posted on Jul 14, 2010
I have the same problem with my nuvi. Try navigating to the settings screen and changing the color mode from "auto" to "nighttime." It turned out that my problem was only while the unit was in daytime mode. making it permanent night has thus far been effective.
Posted on Aug 08, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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