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Garmin Nuvi 350 Touch Screen unresponsive

I have had the Nuvi for 2 years. The touch screen does not work all of a sudden. Tried resetting the device, but I cannot get beyond the password ( cannot enter as the touch screen is not working ). Tried holding the power button to reset. It ran through pre-boot, then software load, but it just ended up coming to the password screen.

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  • Anonymous Jul 31, 2008

    I have the same problem with my Nuvi 350. This issue only started within the last 2 months. I have updated to the latest firmware, but the problem persists.

  • mikepilot Sep 03, 2008

    i have the same problem - help!

  • pietd Sep 05, 2008

    Same problem. But sometimes it's working again, most times is dead.

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The touch screen lays on top of the LCD display. It has its own flex cable that plugs into the main board. It is possible for the LCD display to work fine while the touch screen does not. They are two separate parts and work independently!

If your touch screen all of a sudden quit working, I would ask did you ever drop it?

I have repaired many Nuvi's with a non-functioning touch screen. I can't speak for every instance but the ones i took apart, the flex screen cable was loose from the main board.

Don't attempt to fix this yourself unless you know what your doing. Email me at ks3r at sharc dot net if your interested in me repairing your Nuvi at a reasonable price. I have references.

- Jim

Posted on Sep 08, 2008

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    I would NEVER, EVER suggest smacking your GPS!!!! People have sent me units with cracked touchscreens just from pressing too hard on the screen.... you're asking for trouble smacking the GPS. The touchscreen has either come unplugged from the main board or it has failed and needs to be replaced. I've repaired hundreds of units with this problem.

    - Jim
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Try updating the firmware...
http://www8.garmin.com/products/webupdater/howtoinstall.jsp

I don't think you need a password for that...

Posted on Jul 23, 2008

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I had the same issue as yours, the cable gets loose inside so just smack it around and then it will work. the other guy said u can fix it, but just trying smacking it around and it might work

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