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Old 04-07-2011, 09:13 PM   #1
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Exclamation Navigation Screen frozen

Hey Guys, I've had this issue for about a year now and I want to sell my car soon, so I need to finally get a fix for this:

About 60% of the time (especially if the car has not been driven in a day or two), once I turn the car on, the Navi screen will just look like its frozen blurry white and/or scrambled. I cannot see anything really or make anything out, but all the of buttons still work and I have no loss of functions of the radio / CD player.

After about 5-10mins, the screen will come back on like nothing happened and will stay on and I won't have any problems until the next time.

Also, if I was already using the Navi and stopped for something and turned the car off, if I come back and the screen goes crazy again, I still hear the voice guiding me, so I don't think it's a software issue..

I was thinking maybe its a power issue as I seen the screen in the past kind of brighten and dull every few seconds, but I really don't know how to remedy this issue.

Has anyone else had this problem or does anyone have some advice on what can be done? I know if there's a fix, I'm more than likely to get my answer here before anywhere else..

Thanks for your help
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Old 04-08-2011, 07:56 AM   #2
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Sounds like bad connectors or dying video generation circuits.

I recall reading about it in the dim and distant past on this forum.
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Old 04-08-2011, 02:34 PM   #3
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Cool. I'll look into it there and repost if necessary.. Thanks for the input!
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Old 04-14-2011, 06:54 PM   #4
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I have gotten no response on xoutpost.com. I will have someone take a look at it soon, but was wondering if anyone else has any input before we have her opened up...

I guess not many have had this issue...?

thanks for your input.
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