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I have a Garmin Nuvi 265T. The screen calibration is off - when I press a letter, it actually selects one several over, etc. I run the screen calibration and get the "press the white dot" message. This screen never seems to end and I remain in an endless loop of pressing the white dot as it goes around the screen. I even gave it to my daughter and she spent 5 minutes chasing the dot and the "calibration complete" never came on.

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SOURCE: Cant calibrate my Garmin Nuvi 255 GPS

You have the wrong procedure. Please see this link:

http://www.sharc.net/discus/messages/6/77.html?1236709210


- Jim

Posted on Dec 20, 2009

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SOURCE: nuvi 215 does not boot. As soon as the Garmin logo

FIRST, be certain you have a fully charged battery.
Then try doing a master reset:
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To perform a Master Reset
Note: A master reset will erase all waypoints or favorites and will restore your unit to the default factory settings.

  1. Start with the unit OFF and unplugged from power
  2. Touch and hold the lower right corner of the screen with an index finger or the eraser end of a pencil
  3. Continue touching and holding the lower right hand corner of the screen then power the unit ON
  4. Release the power button when the device powers ON
    • You will see a new message: Do you really want to erase all user data?
  5. Remove your finger from the touchscreen when this message displays
  6. Touch Yes
The device will automatically reset. Follow the on screen prompts then place your device in an area with a clear view of the sky until it acquires satellites.

Posted on Jan 17, 2010

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SOURCE: garmin nuvi 1350:touch screen calibration

Hold your finger on the top left corner of the screen while turning it on. Release the power button when you see the Garmin logo pop up but keep your finger on the top left corner until the white calibration screen shows.

Posted on May 10, 2010

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SOURCE: nuviĀ® 255W Car GPS Receiver: The screen of my Garmin nuvi 255w GPS is white and...

Press and hold the lower right corner - then see second picture
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Posted on May 21, 2010

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SOURCE: garmin nuvi 200 wont calibrate

Yup, same problem. All it took was holding the power button to the left for about 30 seconds and the calibration screen came up. Problem solved!

Posted on Aug 14, 2010

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How do I fix when I touch a key to put in information and it prints a different number or letter than the one touched


Here is a way to recalibrate the touchscreen without having to go through the menus:

If your Nuvi has the problem that when you press one key but another key is highlighted, then either your touchscreen is defective or it is miscalibrated.

For example, pressing the letter "A" on the QWERTY keypad, actually highlights the letter "S" or "Q" or "Z". On the non-QWERTY keypad, this may show up as "B".

Method #1: If you can get to the main menu, press the "wrench/tools" icon and then the "Display" icon. Now press the calibrate screen button and go through the entire procedure of pressing each dot as it appears on the screen until it says "Done".

Method # 2: Follow this procedure if you can't get to the main menu or any menu thereafter.

First, turn the unit OFF.

Nuvi 3xx & 6xx Series: Hold down the on/off power button and don't let go of it.

On the screen it will say "Pre-boot mode"..... keep holding the button down..... after some time you will eventually come to a screen with dots. If the screen says "Loading" and does not go to to the calibration screen with the dots, you will need to connect the Nuvi to a PC with a USB cable and rename the file "GUPDATE.GCD" within the Garmin directory to "GUPDATE.OLD". Once the file has been renamed, repeat the above procedure.

Once you reach the calibration screen, now you can let off of the on/off power button. Go through the entire procedure of pressing each dot as it appears on the screen until it says "Done".

Nuvi 2xx/2xxW Series: Turn the Nuvi off. Place your finger on the upper left-hand corner of the screen and then slide the on/off power switch to the left and hold until you see the calibration screen. Note: Some 2xxW models require the procedure below for the 7xx.

Nuvi 7xx Series: Turn the Nuvi off. Touch the screen anywhere and keep your finger there while moving the on/off switch to left (don't wait for Garmin logo to come up) and then quickly moving the switch the right (lock position). After a short while, you will reach the calibration screen. Go through the entire procedure of pressing each dot as it appears on the screen until it says "Done".

Nuvi 8xx Series: Turn the Nuvi off. Remove the battery from the Nuvi for at least 10 seconds. Press and hold your finger on screen, while putting the battery back in. The Nuvi will boot-up and you should see the text "Pre-boot Mode" appear on the screen. Continue pressing on the screen until pre-boot goes away and the progress bar appears. Now remove your finger. After a short while, you will reach the calibration screen. Go through the entire procedure of pressing each dot as it appears on the screen until it says "Done".

Nuvi 11xx, 12xx, 13xx, 14xx, 16xx, 24xx, 25xx Series: Turn off the Nuvi. Place your finger on the upper left-hand corner of the screen and then push down on the power button to turn the unit on. Release the power button when the Garmin logo appears. Continue to press on the upper left-hand corner of the screen until you see the calibration screen.

Once completed the Nuvi will display Calibration Complete

This will recalibrate your touchscreen to the LCD display.

If this doesn't resolves your problem. then your touchscreen may be defective.

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How to calibrate garmin Nuvi 2597LMT touch screen


try poweing it on while holding the upper left corner.

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Garmin nuvi 255w flashes on & off


I did twice hard reset my GPS Garmin Nuvi 1390 and nothing happening and after I tried different trick,when I turned GPS off I hold the top left corner screen.The screen exchange for calibrations and I pressed several times according request and my GPS Garmin Nuvi 1390 started work,but repairing company wanna charge me $100 Canadian dollars

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Touchscreen on a Garmin nuvi 1350 doesn't work


My touchscreen on Garmin nuvi 1390 not working too and .calibration it's help alsoI did twice hard reset my GPS Garmin Nuvi 1390 and nothing happening and after I tried different trick,when I turned GPS off I hold the top left corner screen.The screen exchange for calibrations and I pressed several times according request and my GPS Garmin Nuvi 1390 started work,but repairing company wanna charge me $100 Canadian dollars.I didn't connect GPS to computer

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Garmin nuvi 1200 wont let me type the right letters


Try recalibrating the touchscreen. The procedure can be found here:

http://www.sharc.net/discus/messages/6/77.html?1315261162

Turn off the Nuvi. Place your finger on the upper left-hand corner of the screen and then push down on the power button to turn the unit on. Release the power button when the Garmin logo appears. Continue to press on the upper left-hand corner of the screen until you see the calibration screen.

Press each dot to recalibrate the screen.

Once completed the Nuvi will display Calibration Complete

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Some letters on screen off eg if i press the L it shows the K also the eraser wont work


Hello,

A screen calibration should resolve this problem.
This can be done by turning the nuvi off and turning it back on while holding the power switch to the left for at least 30 seconds. The calibration screen will appear and pressing the dots will calibrate the screen.

Sep 16, 2011 | Garmin Nuvi 265W GPS Receiver

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How do I change the language to english on my nuvi 265T gps


  • Press TOOLS (the spanner icon) on the page which shows WHERE TO and VIEW MAP
  • Press SETTINGS (the spanner icon) or LOCALE (the blue icon) on models that don't have a settings menu
  • Press LANGUAGE (the lips icon)
On this screen you'll see 3 items. Voice, Text Language and Keyboard.
Press the VOICE icon and select an English speaking voice. Press TEXT LANGUAGE to change the text to English.

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Friend has a problem with his Garmin nuvi: when typing the letter to the left appears. what can be done?


It needs to be calibrated
To calibrate the touchscreen on your nuvi 200W follow the steps below:
  1. Have the unit turned OFF and unplugged from power.
  2. Slide the power switch to the ON position and hold for about 45 seconds.
  3. A message will display on the screen: Press Dot.
  4. Once this message displays, release the Power button.
  5. Press in the center of the Dot.
  6. Keep pressing in the center of the Dot as it moves around the screen.
  7. Once this is complete, there will be a message: Calibration Complete.
  8. Touch Ok and the unit will restart.
The touchscreen will now be recalibrated.
*Note if unit is running software version 6.00 or newer you will want to follow steps from below.
To calibrate the touchscreen on your nuvi 205 series follow the steps below:
  1. Have the unit turned OFF and unplugged from power.
  2. Place your finger in the top left hand corner of the touch screen and apply pressure.
  3. Slide the power switch to the ON position.
  4. Hold pressure in left corner until the Press dot message appears.
  5. Once this message displays, remove your finger from the screen.
  6. Press in the center of the Dot.
  7. Keep pressing in the center of the Dot as it moves around the screen.
  8. Once this is complete, there will be a message: Calibration Complete.
  9. Touch Ok and the unit will restart.
The touchscreen will now be recalibrated.

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My garmin nuvi 670 touch screen is not calibrated


Have you tried using the screen calibration command? Press the Wrench symbol, then the Display symbol and then Calibrate screen. Press the dots as it tells you to and you should now have a calibrated touchscreen.

- Jim
SHARCNET- USA

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