20 Most Recent Garmin Nuvi 760 Handheld GPS Receiver Questions & Answers


Does need that wire. Splice it and it should work.

Garmin Nuvi 760... | Answered on Sep 04, 2017


You somehow erased the operating system. Call Garmin support on this.

Garmin Nuvi 760... | Answered on May 02, 2017


Hi, i think there may be updates available for your unit if you connect it to a pc.

Garmin Nuvi 760... | Answered on Feb 26, 2016


Won't download updated free maps.

Garmin Nuvi 760... | Answered on May 03, 2015


Cathy, what follows below is cut and pasted from a Garmin tip I wrote for your problem:-

"You have Garmin Lock activated on your nuvi: there are only two ways you can unlock it.

1. Enter the PIN code (but you clearly don't have it).

2. Take the unit to the Security Location you chose when activating Garmin Lock: it will then unlock without the PIN code and you can then either reset the PIN or disable Garmin Lock. The Security Location should not be the owner's home address, but many owners ignore this recommendation. Many owners choose their workplace or a close friend or relatives address for this purpose.

If neither option works then your unit is useless unless you send it to Garmin with proof of purchase. Garmin charge for the service and if your maps are not up to date then it's really a waste of money as the investment would be better spent on a new unit with current mapping.

I hope that you manage to either fix your problem using my advice or at least can decide whether to abandon the unit and buy another."

So to summarise, unless your seller knows the PIN or unless the seller can take the unit to where Garmin Lock was set up in order to deactivate it for you, you have purchased a useless brick, sorry.

Garmin Nuvi 760... | Answered on May 26, 2014


Sounds like you both have a battery problem. I experienced a similar problem when trying to charge via the USB-cable connected to my computer.
Ended up buying an original charger (expensive) and the charging went smooth.
The car charger should in any case work fine, so probably your battery is not very healthy.

Try holding your finger on the battery symbol for about 10 sec. The unit will then switch to a technical page. There you can observe the battery and charging voltage. When I plug in my computer USB-cable, I read around 4,4V and that is not sufficient for charging my battery.
When connected to the original charger, this voltage rises to about 5V which gives a nice charge. When unplugging charger, the unit displays the battery capacity. If the charging voltage is OK, but battery capacity drops quickly after you unplug charger cable, the battery is probably bad. (Of course you have to charge is for some time) I think around 4V battery voltage give 100% capacity. 3,9V gives about 90% capacity.
This will not solve your problem, but can give you an idea about what is wrong.
Good luck.

Garmin Nuvi 760... | Answered on May 17, 2014


Go back into your tools and settings and re select the voice of american jack and see if it comes back on.
I lost the voice 2 days ago while on a trip from tenn. to florida and this fixed it. we never shut off the voice but somehow while using bluetooth or FM trans it shut off voice transmiting.

Garmin Nuvi 760... | Answered on Feb 10, 2014


Try update the unit with the latest firmware by using WebUpdater from Garmin. 

Garmin Nuvi 760... | Answered on Jun 17, 2013


Liquid and electronics don't mix. You can cause more damage leaving the power applied to the unit when it is wet. Water is conductive due to the metals found in water. This can short out components and damage them.

Electronics that get wet need to be taken apart right away and washed in a 90% alcohol bath and blown dry with compressed air. The alcohol displaces the water and will dry on its own. The compressed air helps speed up the drying process and blow out any residue in hard to reach places or under parts.

If the unit is allowed to dry without being cleaned, a white residue will form around components and the residue can short out connections.

There are some parts that can't be recovered due to getting wet, like LCD displays, batteries and speakers.

I would suggest taking the unit to a professional to have it looked over. There are some places that won't work on water damaged electronics because even if you can revive them, there is no guarantee they won't die tomorrow and many places will not offer a warranty on water damaged unit.

Garmin Nuvi 760... | Answered on Mar 26, 2013


I think you need a new battery.

Garmin Nuvi 760... | Answered on Apr 27, 2012


garmin nuvi has been recalled due to internal battery over heating causing the unit to not work properly giving you the no data available

Garmin Nuvi 760... | Answered on Jan 16, 2012


go into the system menu and look for the language and select one with TTS

Garmin Nuvi 760... | Answered on Sep 03, 2011


Sandra,

I don't know where you live - so I don't know who nearby can work on it. Regardless, my suggestion is to return it to Garmin and let them handle it. Since your nuvi 760 is out of warranty, Garmin will charge $99 to "factory overhaul" it. What this means really is, you will get a factory rebuilt nuvi 760. Garmin will not fix yours and return it to you - but rather they will send one that that belonged to someone else that they refurbished. This means really fast "turn around" instead of waiting for yours to be fixed. In short, you will not get the same one you sent in. The refurbished unit will come with the latest up - to - date maps and have a 90 day factory warranty.

Check out Garmin's page to learn more about this overhaul service and to take advantage of it. If you do send it in - your data will be lost. Garmin will erase all your personal data, photos, etc. from the nuvi (and they won't put it on the replacement) - so if there's anything on it that you want - be sure to copy it before sending in.

I hope this helps & good luck! Please rate my reply - thank you.

Garmin Nuvi 760... | Answered on Aug 01, 2011


Yes you do have to remove the North America map, I was just checking on the specs and they do not list that it supports a memory card so unfortunately due to the lack of available space on the solid state drive that comes built into this unit you will have to do the map switchover.

Garmin Nuvi 760... | Answered on May 19, 2011


connect it up to the pc and open mapsource and tell it to download the voice files for you

Garmin Nuvi 760... | Answered on Apr 26, 2011

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