While plugged in, my Garmin c530 will shut down immediately after it says "loading maps". Why is this?
This problem only comes up when the battery is not properly charged, therefore not being able to power up the gps beyond the loading map page. Try to reset the unit by holding the power button for about 15 seconds, it will restart the unit, once it restarts it, check if it will get pass the loading map page. Then you try to back up the software on a computer, format it and restore the software back on the unit. If that does not help, then you carry out the following tests.
Try to charge the gps device
for about 2 hours then try to turn it on. If it does not come on, then
it means the battery did not get charged. That can be a problem from
either the battery or the charger or the charging port.
test the battery by fixing it in another gps and charging it for about 2
hours then turn it on. If it powers on the gps, then it means the
battery is okay, but if it does not turn it on, then it means the
battery is weak and cannot hold a charge and the solution is for you to
replace the battery.
Next you test the charger by trying it out
on another gps device, if it turns it on, then it means the charger is
intact but if it does not turn it on, then the fault is from the
Finally, test the gps itself by trying to charge in by
connecting it to the computer using the USB cable, then you turn it on,
if it does not come on, then it means there is a problem with the
connection port or there is an internal problem or something with the
Hope this advice was useful to you.
Jan 02, 2011 |
Garmin StreetPilot c530 GPS Receiver