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post #1 of 6 Old Feb 25th, 2008, 9:44 pm Thread Starter
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I have a 3 year old Garmin 2610 that started peeling the film on the screen. I peeled all the film off. I assume the film was to prevent glare. It seems that, either from age or from removing the film, that the touch screen has lost some of its sensitivity. Before I pay for a new map, I'd like to determine if this unit is a lost cause. Has anyone else experienced this?

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Re: 2610 touch screen

found this link in a previous post it may be of some interest to you
also have you tried to recalibrate the touch screen since removing the film
press menu-display-find button to recalibrate.

http://www.boxwave.com/products/clea...stal/index.htm

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I have a 3 year old Garmin 2610 that started peeling the film on the screen. I peeled all the film off. I assume the film was to prevent glare. It seems that, either from age or from removing the film, that the touch screen has lost some of its sensitivity. Before I pay for a new map, I'd like to determine if this unit is a lost cause. Has anyone else experienced this?
Call garmin get a repair order started , chances are they will replace the unit N/C.

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Good luck with Garmin. I would guess the sensitivity issue is due to the ruff surface left after the screen peeled. I was in the same boat and Garmin said that it was too far out of warrantee and I would have to pay the rebuild fee which was about the same as buying a refurb. I was about to give up and spend the bucks when I saw a post by cfell where he fixed the same problem using Novus #2 polish. I found a good price on eBay and the stuff works miracles, the screen looks almost like new. The stuff also works great for buffing out the Tupperware.

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Good luck with Garmin. I would guess the sensitivity issue is due to the ruff surface left after the screen peeled. I was in the same boat and Garmin said that it was too far out of warrantee and I would have to pay the rebuild fee which was about the same as buying a refurb. I was about to give up and spend the bucks when I saw a post by cfell where he fixed the same problem using Novus #2 polish. I found a good price on eBay and the stuff works miracles, the screen looks almost like new. The stuff also works great for buffing out the Tupperware.
I did as you suggested and it does look great! Did yours give you any trouble with touch sensitivity? It seems like I have to push harder and repeatedly some times to get it to work. Perhaps this is a coincidental seperate problem!

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Re: 2610 touch screen

It dosen't seem to have any problems with the touch screen, but I haven't really used it much since I did the polishing, but it seems ok.

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