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Garmin 205w stuck in calibration mode. When it is turned on, it automatically displays a "press dot" in the lower left corner. Pressing and holding the dot for over a minute has no affect. Attempting to reset my garmin by pressing and holding the lower left hand corner of the screen has no affect--cannot reset. Any information you have would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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SOURCE: White "press dot" screen

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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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.

Oct 10, 2015 | Garmin Nuvi 1350LMT

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Touch screen does not work. have tried solutions found in trouble shooting but nothing works.


Have you tried a screen calibration? Turn off the unit then press and hold the upper left of the screen as you turn it on. A dot will show up on screen and then press the dot firmly as it moves around the screen. When it is done it will say screen calibration complete.
I also assume you tried a reset by pressing the reset button or on the newer 205's just hold the power button while turning it on for about 15 seconds until it reboots.
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Sep 06, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 205W GPS Receiver

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I need to calibrate my Garmin Nuvi 1260T. It's been alittle off ever since I got it. I tried holding the power button for 30 seconds and waiting until the calibration screen pops up but nothing pops up. ...


In order to calibrate the screen on the Nuvi 1260T, you need to follow these few simple steps.

- Turn off the device
- Hold the upper-left corner of the screen while turning on the device
- Release the power button when the Garmin screen appears
- Continue to hold the upper-left corner of the touch screen for 30 seconds until a white screen with "Press dot" appears.

This should allow you to calibrate the screen. I hope this helps!

Mar 01, 2011 | Garmin nvi 1260T 35 in Car GPS Receiver

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When I turn on my nuvi 200 it says press dot. When I press the dot it just moves around the screen to different location.


To calibrate the touchscreen on your nuvi 200 series 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. Once unit powers on release the power button.
  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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Oct 23, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 205 GPS Receiver

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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.

Aug 14, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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Garmin nuvi 205, sometimes it won't respond to my touch. Sometimes when I go to give it a name or address it just keeps repeating a letter, "aaaa, or jjjj. then when I touch the botton to go back or clear...


Your touch display is shorting out....BAD
Replace Unit
BUT try this first:
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  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 recalibrate 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.

Does this help? Let me know. Thank you...

Nov 03, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 205 GPS Receiver

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My Garmin nuvi 200w behaves erratically until it has been turned on and warmed up for around 10 minutes. Before this time the touch screen may not work or when pressed respond as if pressed at another...


First make sure the batteries are good and at normal room temperature.
Second, based on your question your touch screen is bad or needs calibrating....
Then
Try to recalibrate your screen:
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  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 recalibrate 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.

Sep 23, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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It is not aligned with the keys or letter or icons


Try a screen calibration. To recalibrate your c-Series touch screen follow these steps:

1. Begin with the unit turned OFF and unplugged from a power source.
2. Power the unit ON, continue to hold the Power button for 1 minute.
3. A screen will display instructing you to Press dot in the lower left corner.
4. Release the Power button and touch the sequence of dots until your unit displays, Calibration complete.
5. Your unit should now function normally.

Sep 20, 2009 | Garmin StreetPilot C330 GPS Receiver

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Garmin gps keyboard -- left upper corner fails to work when press ''A'' is C and others on left side are incorrect also. How do I fix?


Sounds like you need to recalibrate the screen. This can be done by following the steps below:

To Calibrate the Touch Screen on a zūmo®:
1. Turn the unit Off and make sure it is not attached to any outside power source.
2. Power the unit On, continue to hold the Power button for 1 minute. 3. A screen will display that says, Press dot in the lower left corner. 4. Release the Power button and touch the sequence of dots until your unit says Calibration complete.

Good luck!

Sep 19, 2009 | Garmin zumo 550 GPS Receiver

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The screen on my Garmin Nuvi 200W won't respond. I tried the recalibration but the screen doesn't respond when I touch the dot. I also tried a hard reset and that didn't help either. Help please!


There is more than one calibration procedure, but for the 200 it is:
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  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 recalibrate 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.

If this doesn't work you have two choices
Buy a new one
Or
Send your in for repair. Go here for this option
http://www8.garmin.com/support/outofwarranty.html

Aug 23, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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