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Nuvi 7xx Touch screen Calibration

 

"You must react quite quickly to sliding the power key onto the locked position(slide right). Then press and hold the screen and quick slide the power key on and then quickly back to the locked position. You should already be in the lock position by the time the Garmin Logo appears. You'll know if you’ve done it correctly if the messages at the bottom of the screen do not appear. Wait about 30 - 40 seconds and you'll get into the actual calibration mode" Good luck!(( NOT sure if this still works on the newer Nuvi's))It might require several tries to get it right, little patience!

I guess since many people still refer to this feature I'll keep it up!

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nuvi' 2450

Worked Great

Thanks for the info.

Bill

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nüvi 880 - nüvi 760 - nüvi 660 - StreetPilot 2620 - Portland, Oregon

Thanks... I was looking for

Thanks... I was looking for this info

Thanks for the tip

I was wondering how to accomplish this. I just tried it and it works. I have to admit that it did not at first because you have to keep pressing on the screen for the whole duration of the 30 - 40 seconds until the calibration screen appears.

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JRoz -- nuvi 3490LMT, 3760LMT, 260W; Edge 605; Approach G5; Oregon 450

Works

Hey it worked. Thanks for the tip. I could never get it to work using Garmin's instructions. Have to be quick and hold for a long time but it eventually comes up. Thanks for the tip.

Wow

This is one more example of why this site is so great! Thank you cellmerch for sharing this info.

I might add that you know you're doing it correctly as once the Garmin logo appears, it remains on the screen for the full 30 seconds until the calibration screen appears.

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"There's no substitute for local knowledge"

Works great on 755, what are

Works great on 755, what are the garmin instructions? To get to the calibration? Its not all that quick, you make it sound like it will be tough to do.. Just do it in one motion and very simple.. Did it first

Thanks!

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johnpoz wrote:

Works great on 755, what are the garmin instructions? To get to the calibration? Its not all that quick, you make it sound like it will be tough to do.. Just do it in one motion and very simple.. Did it first

Thanks!

Uh, you guys know you're responding to a year-and-a-half old post right? wink

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Nuvi 760 & 660, Streetpilot, GPS III, GPS 10X

Thanks

great tip,have to be fast on the draw wink

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garmin nuvi,750 ***3ʇǝʞɔɐɾpǝɹ*** garmin nuvi,855 garmin nuvi,1490t

old, but if it still works...

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Thanks for this info.

Thanks for this info.

Good info

Gadgetjq wrote:
johnpoz wrote:

Works great on 755, what are the garmin instructions? To get to the calibration? Its not all that quick, you make it sound like it will be tough to do.. Just do it in one motion and very simple.. Did it first

Thanks!

Uh, you guys know you're responding to a year-and-a-half old post right? wink

Maybe old info, but as long as it is still valid, it is good to refresh again...

just because this sounds a little bit tricky to do...

...can someone please describe what you can accomplish by performing this trick? Did your touch screen become un-calibrated somehow? I personally have not had any issues...that I am aware of!

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Nice to know. I wonder if using a stylus will make the calibration more precise.

Good question!

A stylus does make a difference I've found. I just used a pencil with a rubber eraser on it. It does the same thing.

One other thing I noticed about the touch screen is, if you wait a split second for the icon you're touching to light up, the degree of accuracy is as advertised.

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nüvi 3790T | nüvi 775T | Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, will make violent revolution inevitable ~ JFK

Very useful.

Very useful.

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Yes and

Mpegger wrote:

Nice to know. I wonder if using a stylus will make the calibration more precise.

Yes a stylus or the end of a pencil will make the calibration more precise. Try and tap the calibration dots in the exact center. This does make a difference as pointed out to me by a Garmin Support Manager some time ago.

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Nuvi 350, 760, 1695LM, 3790LMT, 2460LMT, 3597LMTHD and TomTom XXL540s

Thank You. Very Useful.

Have had this problem for almost a year. You solved it. thank you,
Jen

Thank You. Very Useful.

Have had this problem for almost a year. You solved it. thank you,
Jen

Thanks

Thanks

Nuvi 7xx Screen Calibration - 2 Year old Post still a good fix!

Hmmm... This 2 year old post gave me the information to quickly resolve a minor issue - re-calibrating my touch screen - I was having trouble doing myself.

It may be old - but the advice is very obviously sound, and the fix is still required...

Is there a Tips & Tricks database at this site where such things can be stored when found to be 'good fixes'???

This post and subsequent threads could then be deleted - or re-directed to the database instead... or??

[A]

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Andrew

Tips and Tricks

ah_horlacher wrote:

Is there a Tips & Tricks database at this site where such things can be stored when found to be 'good fixes'???

There is a site at http://home.comcast.net/~ghayman3/garmin.gps/page3.htm which has various Nuvi tips and tricks. It has a lot of information but is very difficult to read due to the layout. It really needs a new format. Still there is a lot of useful information. Just be prepared to dig around for it.

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I support the right to keep and arm bears.

Nuvi 7xxx screen calibration

ah_hortacher,

When I have a question, I usually go first to the FAQ section of this site. Much of the time, the answer is there.

Since this is fresh on your mind and worked for you, might we ask you to create a FAQ and then post it to the site.

I have found that this works best when I open some word processing program and then type up my set of instructions there. Then, one can just do a copy and paste into the "create FAQ" screen on this site.

As you probably already know, it is best to assume that a reader is a beginner and is just learning about a new GPS. This means that there will be more instructions than might otherwise be needed in instructing a long time user.

Thanks in advance. We will look forward to your content.

True enough

Aardvark wrote:
ah_horlacher wrote:

Is there a Tips & Tricks database at this site where such things can be stored when found to be 'good fixes'???

There is a site at http://home.comcast.net/~ghayman3/garmin.gps/page3.htm which has various Nuvi tips and tricks. It has a lot of information but is very difficult to read due to the layout. It really needs a new format. Still there is a lot of useful information. Just be prepared to dig around for it.

My idea works better for me. I just post the question, Juggernaut comes in, beats me up a bit and then gives me the answer. I leave a bit bruised, but i get what i need laugh out loud
That reminds me..Motorcycle Mama has done that to me also. laugh out loud

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nüvi®3790LMT nüvi®3590LMT| We do not live in Igloo's, and do not ride to work on snow mobiles

Aww, poor baby...

I'll handle you with kid gloves next time, ok? Mama, are you with me on this? wink

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nüvi 3790T | nüvi 775T | Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, will make violent revolution inevitable ~ JFK

Gotta love this place

Juggernaut wrote:

I'll handle you with kid gloves next time, ok? Mama, are you with me on this? wink

grin

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nüvi®3790LMT nüvi®3590LMT| We do not live in Igloo's, and do not ride to work on snow mobiles

Yep, you do have to love it!

razz

Hey, you're family! What do you expect? grin

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nüvi 3790T | nüvi 775T | Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, will make violent revolution inevitable ~ JFK

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