How to Fix a Garmin GPS

by Tina Reichmann
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Garmin GPS units have touch screens that make them simple to use. If your screen does not respond properly to touch or does not respond at all, the problem is fairly simple to fix. Garmin offers troubleshooting options on its site to fix your GPS unit screen.

Step 1

Disconnect your Garmin GPS from its external power and completely turn it off. The external power source may originate from your car plug or wall charger.

Step 2

Flip the Garmin GPS antenna if your unit has one. Some Garmin devices have an antenna that folds down for easy storage.

Step 3

Press the "Reset" button on the backside of the unit. If it has an antenna, likely the "Reset" button is underneath the area where the antenna folds.

Step 4

Reconnect your GPS unit to any external power source like the car plug, your PC, or wall charger. Your Garmin GPS should turn on automatically and function properly.

Contact Garmin Support via Internet or telephone if the "Reset" button has not fixed the problem.


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About the Author

Tina Reichmann has been a freelance writer since 2009 when she began an internship with the "Amarillo Globe News." She has her Bachelor of Science in kinesiology from the University of North Texas and her Master of Science in kinesiology from West Texas A&M University.

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