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Fuse blue in the car adapter and at the same time garmin 300 nuvi went dead and wont start up with either car power or battery power.

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Blue fuses are usually 5 amps.
Red ones, 10.
Yellow, 20.

The fuse inside a cigarette adapter is usually a 1A, buss fuse - available from Radio Shack or "The Source By Circuit City".

If your blue fuse blew, then visit your nearest department store, and purchase a new fuse. Buy a box of 5 or so just in case.

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Will not stay on when not plugged into the car outlet?


first make sure that the device is indicating that the battery is being charged or that the battery is fully charged. this is indicated on the menu screen by the battery icon as being 4 bars of full green color.
if the unit will not charge in your vehicle, you might need to replace the fuse that is located at the tip of the vehicle adapter.
1. to change the fuse unscrew the black, round end piece on the vehicle power adapter and remove it. inspect the fuse to see if it is blown. If not end here.
2. if determined the fuse is blown remove the fuse (glass and silver cylinder), and replace it with a 1A fast blow fuse.
3.ensure that the silver tip is placed in the black end piece. screw on the black end piece
if the fuse isn't blown and the unit still wont charge you may have received a usb cable with your Garmin Nuvi. If you didnt recieve one any mini usb cable should do. On this model you can connect the Nuvi to a computer using a usb cable. And see if you can charge your unit through this method. *Note* that the computer must be on for the unit to be able to be charged.
If you can charge your Nuvi unit on the computer then you may have something wrong with your cars adapter. I doubt this is the problem however if the unit is able to be turned on.
If you cannot charge the unit via a car adapter (with working fuse) or a USB cable. The most likely problem is the battery is no longer accepting a charge. On the listed unit a Garmin Nuvi 265 the battery is not user replaceable. So you would have to contact Garmin to get the battery changed or see if there is a local battery store that is able to change a battery on this model unit.
If you need further assistance please feel free to follow up with a comment and i will be here to assist you. If this assisted you please rate the comment. thanks and have a great day.

Aug 20, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 265 Car GPS Receiver

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I battery went dead. I have pluged it into my computer . It lights up and shows a picture of it attached to the computer and the word Garmin but it does not show it chargeing.


Please leave it to charge and after about 2 hours - check it.
The Garmins need an initial charge to run - it is not bypassed if dead. It will not run on adapter power.

If it will not charge in vehicle or home - the jack may be loose from the board - but more likely the battery has failed.

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Jun 27, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 265 Car GPS Receiver

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My garmin 1300 went completly dead while on a route with the power cord attached. Unpluged tried again . Now its working. Is this normal?


A Garmin Nuvi 1300 that won't start, freezes on 'loading maps,' or is acting erratically is symptomatic of having corrupt firmware.

To correct this, I recommend backing up your favorites, clearing all user data, and if it still is stuck, then updating your Nuvi firmware.

Follow these three steps to take to get your Garmin Nuvi 1300 running like new:

  1. Back up your Favorites.
  2. Perform a Hard Reset.
  3. Download and then run Garmin WebUpdater to replace its firmware / system software.

I hope that helps.
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May 15, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 1300 Car GPS Receiver

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My garmin nuvi 750 went dead when i got it to


Hello :

Resetting your GPS could solve the problem .

Here is how to reset your NUVI :

1:Turn the Nuvi on.

2:Touch the tools icon on the main screen. The tools icon is represented by a wrench surrounded by a blue circle.


3:Touch the "Settings" icon which appears as a wrench.

4:Push the "Restore" button at the bottom of the screen. A confirmation message will appear asking to confirm restoring the Nuvi to factory settings. Push yes to restore the factory settings
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Try this for hard reset .

Turn off Garmin device. Press down on bottom right corner of the touchscreen [ Don't let go ] , and then power on the GPS unit. You should be prompted whether do you really want to erase all user data, or asked if do you really want to start up in maintenance mode. Press “Yes” to reset (warning: all data will be erased and lost, so backup before proceeding) or enter maintenance mode.

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Apr 17, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 750 GPS Receiver

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Has been working fine..now will not turn on.


It sounds like a dead battery?
When it is plugged into the car, you should see a charging symbol, or it will say charging if the screen is off.
Are you sure it is getting power from the car? Check the fuse for the lighter socket, also the power cord has a fuse in the end that goes into the cigarette lighter socket, if you twist the end of the adapter it should open and expose a fuse.
Check these fuses to be sure.

Hope this helps.

Apr 17, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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Garmin Nuvi will not switch on


If you are using the cigarette light adapter plug-in, you probaly blown a fuse in the plug.

Unscrew the silver / or black tip of plug.... carefully its spring loaded.... check fuse

Mar 26, 2009 | Garmin NUVI 710 Car GPS Receiver

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Nuvi 350 wont charge with car adaptor. But charges with ac charger in usb port of Nuvi. Any thoughts? I have another Nuvi 350 that does charge with this ones car adaptor.


Are you using the same port on the Nuvi to connect the car adapter and the ac charger, or two different ones? If not, then the jack could be broken (solder joint, pin?).

Aug 10, 2008 | Garmin Nuvi 350 Car GPS Receiver

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First time use / battery charge


The Nuvi units are short on battery life and therefore Garmin has given you a connector other then USB to power your unit while in a car. You need to carry that. It's just a design flaw. If you try to rely on the battery of your Garmin Nuvi, you have less than 2 hours even on a full charge. And carrying the USB adapter which plugs into the cigarette lighter socket won't allow your unit to run while charging. so you need to take the adapter charger bracket that comes with the unit if you need it for longer trips.

Jul 10, 2008 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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Gqrmin 350 GPS Receiver wont turn on


Dead Battery? That makes no sense at all. He mentioned he was running it off the battery - " I was able to plug it in to a computer1.gif and unplug and was able to use it on the battery. Once I unplug and use it on battery, the only way I can power it off is by pressing the Reset button on the back."

The fact of the matter is that there is a well known issue with Nuvi 350 Power switch. I haven't taken mine apart yet (also bad power switch), but most likely the switch is defective or the solder joints are broken.

Sep 23, 2007 | Garmin nuvi 350 GPS Receiver

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C340


I had the same problem recently... What I did was open the front casing and hit the reset button under the cover, then it turned on while plugged into the car adapter.

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