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May 12, 2011
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phild31 wrote:

People in a very dusty environment, like pounding around the desert, may also encounter this problem.

Sounds to me like splashes of muddy water might cause problems for it too.

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May 12, 2011
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I never noticed the very small gap between the screen and case.

If that fixes it I wonder if a larger screen protector that goes over the case edge would keep dust & dirt out from between the case and screen.

People in a very dusty environment, like pounding around the desert, may also encounter this problem.

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May 12, 2011
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I think that a GPSR that is designed for outdoor use should be able to function well with a little dirt on it. If foreign material is able to work its way under the seal around the screen and interfere with the operation of the touch screen, that's a design defect IMO.

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May 12, 2011
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Ok, this thing is most definetly strange. When I got home this evening I tried the 710 and same problem, so I decided to take a stick note and run it around the corners of the screen, under the edges of the case plastic and then I blew it out and now it is working like it should... So well, I guess we'll see if it keeps working...

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May 12, 2011
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phild31 wrote:

David,

Is the screen protector still on it?
If it is take it off, carefully clean the edges & corners of the screen, let it dry and see what happens without the protector.

That was the first thing I tried and it didn't make any difference. I've tried pretty much everything I can think of and nothing makes any difference, the lower 1/3 of the screen is just dead....

David

May 12, 2011
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warfieldm wrote:

Yeah Phil, it would be easier to clean. But, how do you think it would have fared on a 5 or 10 foot drop if it wasn't recessed? I've seen quite a few of the pretty cell phones with cracked glass. I'll take the dirt along with the ruggedness. B)

You're right. I probably would've broken a flush screen by now. :pinch:

Unless they come out with one that repels rattlesnakes, ticks, skeeters and muggles, scratches my back and makes me look cool I'm not gonna replace my 710 with anything for a long time. :cheer: :silly:

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May 11, 2011
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phild31 wrote:

Now that's an interesting bug.
It reminds me that I had a similar problem with my Triton 2000 a couple of years ago. Some mud dried in the corner and was apparently pressing the screen.

I would have liked to see the screen be flush, not recessed, on these units more like the screen of the XL or an iPhone. It would be easier to keep clean if it was flush.

Yeah Phil, it would be easier to clean. But, how do you think it would have fared on a 5 or 10 foot drop if it wasn't recessed? I've seen quite a few of the pretty cell phones with cracked glass. I'll take the dirt along with the ruggedness. B)

May 11, 2011
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Caotix wrote:

phild31 wrote:

Now that's an interesting bug.
It reminds me that I had a similar problem with my Triton 2000 a couple of years ago. Some mud dried in the corner and was apparently pressing the screen.

I would have liked to see the screen be flush, not recessed, on these units more like the screen of the XL or an iPhone. It would be easier to keep clean if it was flush.

Yeah, but then you would have endless false screen activations. i rather stay with the actual design and, thanks to you all, know the problems I could face with it. 😛

The false screen touches happen now with a recessed screen.
Just lock the screen when it's in a pocket or case, you have to now anyway.
A flush mounted screen wouldn't collect dirt in the corners like this one does and would be easier to clean.

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May 11, 2011
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David,

Is the screen protector still on it?
If it is take it off, carefully clean the edges & corners of the screen, let it dry and see what happens without the protector.

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May 11, 2011
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denisetdoris wrote:

dwcarr1 wrote:

WELL, it is stranger than I thought! It works fine as long as the screen is wet, however, once everything is dry the lower 1/3 of the screen is shot!!!

Yours must be the special Marine/Navy spec unit - just add water !

:laugh: denis you are great

May 11, 2011
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dwcarr1 wrote:

WELL, it is stranger than I thought! It works fine as long as the screen is wet, however, once everything is dry the lower 1/3 of the screen is shot!!!

Yours must be the special Marine/Navy spec unit - just add water !

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May 11, 2011
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:ohmy: Strange!

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May 11, 2011
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WELL, it is stranger than I thought! It works fine as long as the screen is wet, however, once everything is dry the lower 1/3 of the screen is shot!!!

David

May 11, 2011
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phild31 wrote:

Now that's an interesting bug.
It reminds me that I had a similar problem with my Triton 2000 a couple of years ago. Some mud dried in the corner and was apparently pressing the screen.

I would have liked to see the screen be flush, not recessed, on these units more like the screen of the XL or an iPhone. It would be easier to keep clean if it was flush.

Yeah, but then you would have endless false screen activations. i rather stay with the actual design and, thanks to you all, know the problems I could face with it. 😛

May 11, 2011
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dwcarr1 wrote:

Ok, this is the first time I've seen this, but the touch screen went crazy on my 710 tonight. At first the menu's wouldn't respond and more the tried the worse it got until it came the point that the touch screen would basically do nothing. At that point I removed my screen protector and continued to play with the unit, however, the problem didn't go away and this continued for several minutes so I tried to clean the screen, but it was to no avail. finally, after getting to the point of giving up something told me to wash the screen off with water so I put the unit under running water to wash off the screen and I noticed that when I touch the screen while cleaning it, it was responding. So I went ahead and wash it off thoroughly and when dried it with a clean towel and now it works perfectly. I guess it had some dirt stuck in the corner which was causing the problem. Anyway, I just thought I would post this in case anyone else has the problem.

Later,
David

That sounds almost as fantastic as S1G's mention that some screenprotectors could cause batterie drainage.
Strange world with lot's of unexpected behaviors. :silly:

May 10, 2011
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Now that's an interesting bug.
It reminds me that I had a similar problem with my Triton 2000 a couple of years ago. Some mud dried in the corner and was apparently pressing the screen.

I would have liked to see the screen be flush, not recessed, on these units more like the screen of the XL or an iPhone. It would be easier to keep clean if it was flush.

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May 10, 2011
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Ok, this is the first time I've seen this, but the touch screen went crazy on my 710 tonight. At first the menu's wouldn't respond and more the tried the worse it got until it came the point that the touch screen would basically do nothing. At that point I removed my screen protector and continued to play with the unit, however, the problem didn't go away and this continued for several minutes so I tried to clean the screen, but it was to no avail. finally, after getting to the point of giving up something told me to wash the screen off with water so I put the unit under running water to wash off the screen and I noticed that when I touch the screen while cleaning it, it was responding. So I went ahead and wash it off thoroughly and when dried it with a clean towel and now it works perfectly. I guess it had some dirt stuck in the corner which was causing the problem. Anyway, I just thought I would post this in case anyone else has the problem.

Later,
David

April 24, 2011
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After about 30 (on) mins the touch screen came back. Sort of scares me if this happened about 200 miles in the back country.

April 22, 2011
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I had an issue a week or two ago prior to the firmware update where my 610 would hang at "Connecting to PC" on power on without the USB cable connected. Noticed on bootup that the version number was 0.00. This may have been caused by my poking around in files so I didn't mention it earlier.

To resolve: Connected 610 to PC and then pulled the unit.xml file out of the 3.22 update package and copied it over top of the same file on the 610 . No issues since.

This probably isn't related to what you're seeing but it may be worthwhile to note the version number displayed on bootup of the 610.

Otherwise, David's clearly the better resource here. 🙂

April 21, 2011
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phackett wrote:

My touch screen on my 610 froze and I keep doing a hard reboot, but it stays froze. Any suggestions?

How long did you have it before it started doig this?

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April 21, 2011
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Take it out of the freezer.

Sorry. :laugh:

April 21, 2011
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My touch screen on my 610 froze and I keep doing a hard reboot, but it stays froze. Any suggestions?

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