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Hi guys. I have a nuvi 650 that has a touch screen that has to be recalibrated at all start up`s and will require a recalibration during use. This has has become very dangerous during trips to use as a nav. tool for gas / food . To give more description all pressure points shift right by a half inch or more.At main screen you have to touch the right edge of the screen to go to tool setup for recalibration.

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Please see this link for more info on this common problem.

http://www.sharc.net/gps_LCD_repair.htm

- Jim

Posted on Aug 10, 2010

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    SHARCNET-USA Apr 12, 2011

    The fact that you are constantly having to recalibrate indicates a defective "drifting" touchscreen. It needs replaced.

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  3. Touch Display.
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If your touchscreen is not responding to any touch and preventing you from recalibrating the touchscreen using the instructions above, please follow the steps below:
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This is Garmin's response to me after having the same problem on a 2 year old Nuvi 650: We are no longer replacing or repairing this model unit. However, let me give you some steps to try to calibrate the screen of your unit. The following 'Fix' did not work. I won't be buying another Garmin.
To recalibrate the touchscreen on your nuvi 600 series device please follow the steps below:


  1. Plug the device into the computer via USB data cable
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Your touchscreen should now be recalibrated.


If the screen is still not responding, then the unit will need to be replaced with a new unit at this time.






With Best Regards,


Benjamin B

Product Support Specialist

Automotive Team

Garmin International

913-397-8200

800-800-1020

913-440-8280 (fax) Att: Benjamin B, Associate #6891

www.garmin.com


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