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White "press dot" screen

My Garmin comes on and then after showing the "Garmin" start up it goes to a blank white screen with a little black dot in the bottom left corner and it says "press dot". But I press the dot and nothing happens. It is stuck on this screen.

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    lynea Lattanzio Feb 09, 2014

    Screen is white and the "PRESS DOT" moves all over the exterior of the screen. Cannot get past the WHITE SCREEN PRESS DOT phase. HELP

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The actual answer is to press the dots, but use a dull plastic tool that fits "within" the dot. Otherwise the width of your finger is too imprecise to calibrate the dots and screen.

Hope you, and others, get this and try it. It works. I just discovered it and did it, successfully after only about 10 presses.

Posted on Oct 06, 2011

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  • han meng Oct 26, 2011

    Yes! Thank you!

  • Louann Odom
    Louann Odom Mar 17, 2012

    you are a lifesaver! it totally worked. i spent hours searching the garmin site with no luck at all. cannot believe how simple it was! THANKS!!!!

  • kayladorshei
    kayladorshei Apr 29, 2012

    That worked perfectly thank you very much!

  • han meng Jul 30, 2012

    Worked for me, too. Thanks.

  • ramseees
    ramseees Jul 31, 2012

    thanks!

  • esymonette Aug 19, 2012

    Thanks, work for me after 5 presses

  • copsa
    copsa Aug 23, 2012

    MUY EFECTIVO, mil gracias.... so many thanks, work for me after 10 presses

  • Eva Lopez-Mendez
    Eva Lopez-Mendez Nov 08, 2012

    Thanks a lot. It worked!!!

  • catherine265
    catherine265 Dec 12, 2012

    you saved me thank you so much!

  • mao_0001
    mao_0001 Feb 14, 2013

    i almost smash and break it apart my nuvi1300 trying to figure out whats the hell wrong with it and i finally found these f&*#K thank you so much u save my nuvi...

  • larry warren May 18, 2013

    Right on. Reset to factory specks. Thanks a bunch.

  • Sean Donnelly
    Sean Donnelly Nov 17, 2013

    Brilliant! Used a tablet stylus and it worked like a charm!

  • lynea Lattanzio
    lynea Lattanzio Feb 15, 2014

    It got the PRESS DOT to go away, but now it says NO DETAILED MAPS WERE FOUND ON THIS DEVICE.

  • lynea Lattanzio
    lynea Lattanzio Feb 15, 2014

    It got the PRESS DOT to go away, but now it says NO DETAILED MAPS WERE FOUND ON THIS DEVICE.

  • lynea Lattanzio
    lynea Lattanzio Feb 15, 2014

    It got the PRESS DOT to go away, but now it says NO DETAILED MAPS WERE FOUND ON THIS DEVICE.

  • Tracey-anne Garrard
    Tracey-anne Garrard Feb 17, 2014

    I keep getting NO MAP DATA AVAILABLE after getting rid of those pesky lines and dots...please help.

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I found the answer on another site and it worked! You need to use a plastic tool that is smaller than the dot. (I used the corner tip of a plastic ruler.) Very precisely touch the dot WITHIN the dot, do not overlap on to the white space. After about 6 - 10 times - Voila! It's fixed! It's some kind of calibration function. What I thought might take hours to figure out was fixed within a minute thanks to some valuable people who gave me the answer. I wanted to pay it forward!

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OMG!!!! For months I have not been able to get past the "press dot" screen - the people who offered the advice of something plastic and not bigger than the dot - were exactly right!! It works again!!! Thank you sooo much!!! After about 5 "press the dots" - it recalibrated etc... I am happy again!!!

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Have you tried pressing the dot? Press all of them until the screen has been calibrated and hopefully you'll come back to a main menu.


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Posted on Jul 21, 2010

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Just touched dot with corner edge of credit card and it cacalibrated.

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Dental pick. Where do I go from here?

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Thank you all for your valuable solution. I've tried and it worked. I almost threw away my Garmin. =) YAY...Happy Friay! Just one thing tho....why is it doing this darn "calibration"? does anyone know?

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July, 2012: Nuvi screen stuck - white back with black dots and direction to 'press dot'. I tried everything I read on-line (including here) with no results. next morning I took it to Radio Shack (N Main, Prov RI) where I bought it thinking need new GPS fast (business reasons) and techie took it, turned it on and played some kind of game with the dots, like he were playing PacMan. Bingo. GPS screen came up 'recalibrated' and works fine. Advice: go to amazing techie at Radio Shack in Prov RI. Run, don't walk. :)

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