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Garmin Nuve 350 disply greyed out, dim - hard to see/read. Have tried reset button at back and master reset. Please suggest. Thanks, V

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Have you tried the brightness control in the setup menu? If so, most likely a defective display.

- Jim

Posted on Sep 03, 2008

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    Please contact me if you would like for me to repair your Nuvi. I have repaired many Nuvi's, including replacing screens.



    If your unit is still under warranty, please contact Garmin. If it's no longer under warranty, you may still wish to obtain a repair quote from them.



    Once you have their quote, please conatct me at ks3r at sharc dot net and I will give you a quote on the repair.



    I am sure i will be able to repair your Nuvi for a lower cost.



    Best wishes,

    - Jim

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