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One day my nuvi 245 continues to show "press dot". So I keep pressing dot only for somewhile because after just 1 second from "turning on" touch screen does not work. That means even though I press dot, there's no change at all. So I tried hard reset. I keep pressing the left corner or right corner several times more than 1 minute, but failed to have the message "Do you really want to take a hardreset?" nuvi 245 does not have any be

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  • sungwook kim Apr 09, 2011

    Hello Steve,


    Thanks for your quick response.


    To explain my situation more exactly,


    I am on the world travel by car, and I am in Mauritania and go back to UK in 3 months.

    That means I can not send my nuvi 245 to garmin company since it will costs more than the original GPS price. So I can not send it to USA.


    About touchscreen,


    When I turn it on at first, my 245 shows "press dot" and it moves when I press it quickly.

    I can press maximum 3times the moved "dot", but after just 1 second, it does not work.

    Touchscreen works for intial 1 second, but does not work aftet then.

    It seems touchscreen works...


    During waiting your answer, I tried to keep pressing corner of screen to take hard restart,

    Not the screen shows "Charging battery, Slide the power key to turn on"


    * I bought it in Sweden 6 months ago for your reference.

    * At first I said there's no battery. It was wrong expression. sorry.

    There's no place for replaceble battery. Unchangeble battery is installed inside.


  • sungwook kim Apr 09, 2011

    Hello Steve,

    Thanks for your quick response.

    To explain my situation more exactly,
    I am on the world travel by car, and I am in Mauritania and will go back to UK in 3 months.
    That means I can not send my nuvi 245 to garmin company since it will costs more than the original GPS price. So I can not send it to USA.

    About touchscreen,
    When I turn it on at first, my 245 shows "press dot" and it moves when I press it quickly.
    I can press maximum 3times the moved "dot", but after just 1 second, it does not work.
    Touchscreen works for intial 1 second, but does not work aftet then.
    It seems touchscreen works...
    During waiting your answer, I tried to keep pressing corner of screen to take hard restart,
    Not the screen shows "Charging battery, Slide the power key to turn on"
    * I bought it in Sweden 6 months ago for your reference.
    * At first I said there's no battery. It was wrong expression. sorry.
    There's no place for replaceble battery. Unchangeble battery is installed inside

  • sungwook kim Apr 10, 2011

    Finding Spain's service ceter was actually my last option which I considered.

    I did not have a solution but anyway Thanks for your consideration.

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I found you a PDF manual. Page 42 of the manual tells how to reset the device.

Posted on Apr 10, 2011

  • sungwook kim Apr 10, 2011

    Dear Mcneb,

    I could not reset my navi with that manual, but I appreciate your help and concern anyway.

    Thanks~!

  • John Fourteen Six Apr 11, 2011

    If you are having a problem with the touch screen, take a soft bristle tooth brush and run around the edge of the screen. Try to clean the gap in between the screen and the edge of the plastic case. Some times dirt and such will get in there an disable the screen, (it thinks it is being touched) Try this before you throw it out the window.

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Your touch sensitive screen may have failed. The touch sensitive screen is a thin transparent film that is secured over the front of the display screen.

When it fails, you can no longer select or input anything into the GPS via screen. This of course renders the GPS pretty much useless. Garmin will exchange your defective GPS with a factory refurbished unit with the latest maps and provide a 90 warranty for many GPS units. The Nuvi 250 service cost is $69. I could not find your Nuvi245 model listed so you might want to contact Garmin directly to see what the replacement cost will be.

I hope this helps & good luck. Please rate my reply. Thank you.

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  • Steve Apr 10, 2011

    A quick reply regarding service - below is found at the Garmin Support page when you click the "Europe - Consumer" tab (it defaults to "North America - Consumer" for me) - so be sure to click to it, that way sending to the U.S. may not be required.


    Europe - Consumer Products

    (for all Garmin products except Apollo Databases)

    Austria

    For all Garmin products except Aviation.
    Monday - Thursday: 9:00 AM - 17:00 PM (GMT/UTC +2)
    Phone: 43 (0) 3133 3181 0
    Email Customer Support
    Website



    Belgium

    For all Garmin products except Aviation.
    Monday - Thursday: 9:00 AM - 12:30 / 13:30 PM - 17:30 PM (GMT/UTC +2)
    Friday: 9.00 AM - 12:30 / 13:30 PM - 16:30 PM (GMT/UTC +2)
    Phone: 00 32 2672 5254
    Email Customer Support (Regional Support Only)
    Website



    Denmark

    For all Garmin products except Aviation.
    Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 17:00 PM Central European Time (GMT/UTC +1)
    Phone: 00 45 4810 5050
    Email Customer Support
    Website



    Finland

    For all Garmin products except Aviation.
    Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 16:00 PM (GMT/UTC +3)
    Phone: 00 358 19 311 001
    Email Customer Support
    Website



    France

    For all Garmin products except Aviation.
    Monday - Thursday: 9:00 AM - 18:00 PM Central European Time (GMT/UTC +1)
    Friday: 9:00 AM - 17:00 PM Central European Time (GMT/UTC +1)
    Phone: 00 33 1 5517 81 89
    Email Customer Support
    Website



    Germany

    For all Garmin products except Aviation.
    Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 17:00 PM Central European Time (UTC/GMT +1)
    Phone:
    Support Line: 0180 5 / GARMIN - 880 (0180 5 / 42 76 46 - 880)*
    Repair Line: 0180 5 / GARMIN - 550 (0180 5 / 42 76 46 - 550)*

    * 14 ct/min aus dem deutschen Festnetz, Mobilfunk max. 42 ct/min
    Email Customer Support
    Website




    Italy

    For all Garmin products except Aviation.
    Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 13:00 PM / 14:00 PM - 15:30 PM (GMT/UTC +1)
    Phone: 00 39 02 3669 9699
    Email Customer Support
    Website



    Netherlands

    For all Garmin products except Aviation.
    Monday - Friday: 9:30 AMto 6:30 PM Central Europe Time (GMT/UTC +1)
    Phone (freephone from a Netherlands landline): 0800-0233937
    Email Customer Support (Regional Support Only)
    Website



    Norway

    For all Garmin products except Aviation.
    Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Central Europe Time (GMT/UTC +1)
    Phone: 815 69 555
    Email Customer Support
    Website



    Poland

    For all Garmin products except Aviation.
    For all of Polish users.

    Monday - Friday: 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM Central Europe Time (GMT/UTC +1)
    Phone (freephone from Polish landline): 00800 4412 454
    Phone (outside Poland): +44 2380 662 915
    Email Customer Support
    Website



    Portugal

    For all Garmin products except Aviation.
    Monday - Friday: 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM / 14:00 PM - 18:00 PM (GMT/UTC or GMT/UTC +1 depending on city)
    Phone: 00 35 1214 447 460
    Email Customer Support
    Website



    Spain

    For all Garmin products except Aviation.
    Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 13:30 p.m / 14:30 PM - 18:00 PM Central European Time (GMT/UTC +1)
    Phone: 00 34 934 972 373
    Email Customer Support
    Website



    Sweden

    For all Garmin products except Aviation.
    Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 17:00 PM (GMT/UTC +2)
    Phone: 00 46 7744 52020
    Email Customer Support
    Website



    United Kingdom

    For all of United Kingdom users and customers in unlisted countries in Europe, Africa and Middle East
    Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 17:30 PM Western European Time (GMT/UTC)
    Phone: 00 44 808 238 0000
    Email Customer Support
    Website

  • Steve Apr 10, 2011

    I can't find anything on your nuvi 245. That's a large part of the problem. No manuals, etc. on Garmin either. If you telephone the closest service center, they may be able to work with you over the phone so that returning the nuvi 245 won't be required. I should have explained that part a little better in my last response. I have always had very good results dealing with the U.S. based technical support people - so I would think you would too - anywhere in Europe.

  • sungwook kim Apr 10, 2011

    I could not repair my navi with your help.
    But I really appreciate your concern and quick response.
    Actually fixya.com was my last hope for my navigation.

    Now I should go to Spain service center from Mauritania here.

    Have a good day, Steve

  • Steve Apr 11, 2011

    I'm sorry I couldn't come up with a solution for your problem. Apparently Garmin Support wasn't able to assist you over the phone or you were unable to make contact with them, either. Good luck to you.

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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.

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*Master reset your Garmin Device:


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

5.You will see a new message: Do you really want to erase all user data?

6.Remove your finger from the touchscreen when this message displays - Touch Yes

7.The device will automatically reset. Please follow the on screen prompts on the nuvi .


*If the touchscreen is incorrectly detecting where your finger touches the screen, the screen may need to be calibrated.


1.Power the unit On.From the Where to? and View map screen, touch Settings . Touch Display>Touch Re-calibrate


2.A new screen will display that says Press Dot,Touch the Center of the Dot.

>Keep touching the center of the dot as it moves around the screen.


3.When Calibration Complete appears on the screen, please touch OK.

The screen will now be Re-calibrated.



*If the screen is not responding to touch, the device may not have enough power to function properly. Recharge the battery completely and try again. If the battery does not charge, it may need to be replaced.

If the screen is still not responding to touch commands or displaying properly, the display may need to be replaced. If sound comes from the device, it is likely the motherboard is working, and only the display needs to be replaced.

Refer to:Garmin Nuvi 660 Screen Replacement Guide

Before replacing the display, check that the ribbon cables connecting the display to the motherboard are connected securely.

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Calibrating the Screen:

1. Turn off the nüvi.
2. Hold the upper-left comer of the screen white turning on the nüvi
3. Release the power key when the Garmin screen appears.
4. Continue to hold the upper-left corner of the touch screen for 30 seconds until a white screen with "Press dot" appears.

Here are links to the manual for both the 255 and the 255W (wide).

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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!

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When i turn my nuvi on, the screen goes blank and says "press dot"


Keep pressing the dot, its in calibration mode....

if you need to re-calibrate it this is how...

Turn unit off then back on

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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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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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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...

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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.

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