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  • Endless loop 'press dot' - Nuvi 1450LMT

    Two month old Garmin Nuvi 1450LMT. Today it came up in a "Press Dot" screen that will not end. I read the forum and tried to reset (both by holding lower right screen while power on, and holding upper left while powering on), but it just came back on to the press dot screen, never offering to reset. Tried pressing the dot, doing this for a half hour while driving in unknown areas in heavy traffic where I really needed the GPS (and both hands on the wheel), but it never recovered. Seems to be dead unless you like the game of pressing the dot.

    Home now, I can see the GPS drive on my PC, but have no idea what to do. I am willing to try to save the poor thing.

    Used the Garmin updater software reinstall maps (twice), but did not help.

    What can I do next to fix the endless "press dot" mode.

    Thanks,
    Dennis

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    Re: Endless loop 'press dot' - Nuvi 1450LMT

    Hey. I had exactly the same problem today. I referred to another forum, and solved this problem. You can just use a plastic pen or anything with a nib to press it, instead of using your finger. After pressing 5 to 6 times, mine worked.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by RONGXIN1989@GMAIL.COM View Post
      Hey. I had exactly the same problem today. I referred to another forum, and solved this problem. You can just use a plastic pen or anything with a nib to press it, instead of using your finger. After pressing 5 to 6 times, mine worked.

      x2 same thing happened to me and i use a pencil with a plastic tip (old palm pilot pen) and after 5 times the calibration was successful

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      • #4
        Press dot

        Originally posted by gecko4wd View Post
        x2 same thing happened to me and i use a pencil with a plastic tip (old palm pilot pen) and after 5 times the calibration was successful
        that works i just done it thanks for ans.

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        • #5
          why there is no data available

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          • #6
            This Works

            Originally posted by GECKO4WD View Post
            x2 same thing happened to me and i use a pencil with a plastic tip (old palm pilot pen) and after 5 times the calibration was successful
            This works. Thanks.

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            • #7
              Worked!!! Thanks

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              • #8
                Press Dot

                Originally posted by RONGXIN1989@GMAIL.COM View Post
                Hey. I had exactly the same problem today. I referred to another forum, and solved this problem. You can just use a plastic pen or anything with a nib to press it, instead of using your finger. After pressing 5 to 6 times, mine worked.
                Use a pen for tablet or smartphone and click exactly on DOT.
                Last edited by Luiz2009; 03-10-2013, 05:26 AM.

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                • #9
                  Worked like a charm. Saved it from the garbage heap. Thank you.

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                  • #10
                    press the dot

                    Thanks for the advice to use a pen to press the dot!
                    I did that and it came back but with no maps....
                    Any suggestion on how to get the maps back?

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                    • #11
                      What do you see when you press Tools>Settings>Map>Map info? Is the map listed? Is it selected?
                      Currently own Drive 50LMT-D, Nuvi 2508LMT-D, Nuvi 1490LMT, Nuvi 1310, Montana 650T, Etrex 20, and use Basecamp, OSM mapping
                      Previously owned Etrex Legend H, Mio Navman and used Mapsource
                      (please note that I am not employed by Garmin, but am a long term user of Garmin software and hardware)

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                      • #12
                        Issue solved!

                        Originally posted by RONGXIN1989@GMAIL.COM View Post
                        Hey. I had exactly the same problem today. I referred to another forum, and solved this problem. You can just use a plastic pen or anything with a nib to press it, instead of using your finger. After pressing 5 to 6 times, mine worked.
                        Thanks for this cure. I'm on the IoM and I've been frustrated with chasing the bloody dot around the screen, but using the tip of a plastic spoon it worked.

                        Thank you!

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                        • #13
                          fixed once the problem of Press Dot

                          Originally posted by MELWSCOTT View Post
                          Thanks for the advice to use a pen to press the dot!
                          I did that and it came back but with no maps....
                          Any suggestion on how to get the maps back?
                          I just fixed it Press Dot. If the problem should happen three times, I will call Garmin or BestBuy and ask refund.

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                          • #14
                            Thank you, it DOES work

                            Originally posted by LUIZ2009 View Post
                            Use a pen for tablet or smartphone and click exactly on DOT.
                            Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, I never would have discovered that by chance. It may take more than 8 taps but it DOES work so don't give up.

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