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mnieuw

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Hurray for forums. I had the same problem with my 2598 and the automatic time did the trick. I agree with Technowiz, why isn't it a default setting, because unticking it means the display doesn't work properly anymore.





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THIS ISN'T WORKING FOR ME! what do I do? Setting to auto, day, night, turning on/off the display timeout, setting timeout to all different minute settings, keeping clock on am/pm, restoring defaults, shut on and off, plugged or unplugged.
THE SCREEN GOES DARK with the voice staying normal, the screen goes to 20% automatically, I reset to 100, it goes dark a minute later. Nothing works. Started a few weeks ago, nothing changed on my end.







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Hi lancehammer,
This works for me.
Is yours still under warranty? Where did you buy it? Go back and get a better one.
Cheers





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Post Nuvi 2699 quick fix has failed.     
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Not good for me. I had a 3597, never had this trouble, but the led failed. Bought a trade in from Garmin and sold it because it's not supported anymore. Bought a 2699 for its glass screen and 6". Everything is great, but the screen will randomly go to 20% brightness when I'm in and out of car thought day (I drive a lot). Spoke to Garmin numerous times and it's obviously a know issue. They had me do automatic time and reboot which works for a while. Then it's back to dimming. I always keep it plugged to 12v and it powers down every time I exit on its own. When it comes back on with car power it's a crap shoot if it will be dim or correct. I have to wait for harming to fix software or maybe someone found the trick?? Or I really need an exchange. Thanks





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Post Quick fix didn't work on my 2689     
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Darn, thought I'd found the solution, but it didn't work on my 2689. When I checked the settings, it was already on Automatic. Sounds like that may be the default now, but the problem is still showing up. Then again, this was a refurb unit, so maybe it was returned due to this problem.





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Are you sure it isn't where you have put it on charge and taken it off as that can sometimes affect the brightness, and also, do you have auto brightness activated as that will affect it?
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I have the Nuvi 2699. I tried everything and the screen still dims. If i unplug it and plug it back in, the screen goes back to full strength. Anyone have any other thoughts?

I did a full update, reboot, time in 12 hr and auto.





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Post I have the same issue!!!!     
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I have the exact same issue with the 2699.
It was replaced by Garmin but the problem still exist.
I sending it back for the 2nd time. Evil or Very Mad





scruge

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I exchanged my 2699 for another because it was reverting to 20% brightness on startup. The 2nd unit is proving to be worse than the first.





tpee

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Just changed mine to auto time and it has solved the issue here. Too annoying that the time is always off though but i'd rather that than a Lack screen
Thankyou!
Where would we be without being "on the line" Wink







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Yes I've been dealing with this screen fading for some time and I just did a restore, I was already in auto time, but I changed it and then put it back to auto. So far so good.
Tks for the help.





Heather

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My new Garmin 2689 flickers all the time during the day. Fine at night. Set to 12hr, and auto, rebooted, still an issue. Suggestions?





RichD

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I just got a new Garmin 2689 yesterday and the screen flickers a lot. Does anyone know what to do? Sad





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Post The real reason why it "flickers". It's a fe     
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For all the fellow frustrated Garmin users here I think I know where the problem truly lies. Garmin software folks try to be smart in backlit level and automatically dims it to like 25% when you enter a marked tunnel or underpass where the ambient light is very low. This works and helps to reduce glare to the driver. The problem is when you are just travelling past or over a marked tunnel and not actually inside, the device has no way of knowing and still dims the screen.

Unfortunately this is a case of being too clever for its own good. My old 255W never had this issue but my 3560 does. There is no hack to disable tunnel dimming as far as I have been searching. Hope this answer helps. Now can someone do a hack to disable this auto tunnel dimming?

-KS





Phyllis R

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I was having the same issue with the brightness, I restored "Time" to automatic and the brightness remains bright.





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