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No lighting I bought a 295 on EBAY,pluged it in lighter socket and it worked fine,drove to gas station and shut off car{no batteries in unit} and GPS shut down and would not start up again.Opened case and found top left screw in top half loose bounced around in case.Reinstalled screw and found that GPS is actually working but with no lighting,you have to have sunlight shining at an angle to faintly see the display. any sugestions? Keith MacIntosh kmacintosh@ns.sympatico.ca

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Your unit has lighting, it's just that it's set so low that you can barely see it (or not at all in bright sunlight). If it wasn't working at all then you wouldn't be able to see anything.
When the unit is on, press the power/lighting button (the red one) briefly and repeat. You will see it cycle through the highest, lowest, and user pre-sets. Stop on any of those and use the arrow up/down key to choose your own level. Press enter when finished. You can do this even when the unit appears black in bright sunlight.

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