Garmin Montana 650t rotating screen while riding

Discussion in 'GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me' started by tomasv, Jul 4, 2013.

  1. tomasv

    tomasv Check the Czech!

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    Hi guys,

    I got a refurbished unit that was advertized as new. It came with a foil on the screen that I left there and went on my first trip - http://connect.garmin.com/profile/TomasVetr

    However for most of the time, the screen was rotating 90 degrees or upside down the whole 4 days - almost impossible to use without stopping. While stationary it works just fine.

    Anyone experienced something similar? Could it be there is dust under the foil I left on the screen or is there some settings that could help? I got no response for help form the seller - only auto reply that the unit was in like new condition and all claims should be made with Garmin directly.

    I am using the powered holder together with a RAM mount.

    Thx

    Tomas
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  2. RonKZ650

    RonKZ650 Been here awhile

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    Easy to go to setup, then go to the settings to lock the screen in landscape.
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  3. sintax

    sintax Been here awhile

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    I felt like an idiot with the same problem. I went through the screens and could not find a "lock screen" Turns out its there and I just could not read.

    Works great now that i locked it.
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  4. tomasv

    tomasv Check the Czech!

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    Ron, thank you for the pointer - works great now!

    But I still wonder - what is causing that? Is it dust on the screen, bike vibrations or something else? Anyone knows?
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  5. maverik

    maverik Old Fart

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    The factory setting is auto orentation, which means as the GPS moves it tries to oreint the screen so the map is right side up for you, I had to lock the screen on my 600 too...
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  6. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    It's a sensor in the gps which interprets the bike leaning or accelerating as reason enough to switch orientation unless you lock it.
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