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Nuvi 650 I cannot turn the power off without unplugging the power cable. The unit will also not power on without holding the power button for an ungodly amount of time.

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Please see this article for a possible resolution to your problem.

http://www.fixya.com/support/r1036147-garmin_nuvi_350_360_370_660_off_power

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Posted on Sep 23, 2008

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Nuvi will not turn on


What model Garmin Nuvi ???....
On occasion, your Garmin GPS may experience technical malfunctions, including failing to power up.
When this happens, perform a manual hard reset of the unit.
A soft reset entails holding the power button until the unit powers down, and then pressing the it again to power the device back up.
However, when the unit won't turn on, a soft reset won't work. In this case, a hard reset is the only way to get the device up and running again.

Unplug power and USB cables to disconnect all sources of power to the unit.
Place your thumbnail into the groove located below the Garmin logo on the face of the unit.

Pry the faceplate off using gentle pressure.
Press the reset button and hold for approximately 3 seconds.
When the device is facing you, the reset button is located in the middle of the right-hand side of the front of the device.

Snap the faceplate back into place.
Press the power button.
Your GPS should now turn back on.

Garmin Nuvi With No Power
A Garmin Nuvi is a type of GPS device that can help you find your way around when traveling by motor vehicle.
You can mount the Garmin Nuvi inside the windshield of your vehicle and allow it to acquire the satellite signal.
This tells the device where you're located.
After that, you can find simple directions to get to a new location by entering the address into your Garmin Nuvi.
If you find that your Garmin Nuvi has limited or no power, you will need to do some troubleshooting to get it to work.

Change the fuse within your unit's power cable.
If your Garmin Nuvi has no power, the fuse may be out, meaning the device cannot be charged.
Plug your Garmin Nuvi into the power supply of your vehicle and turn the vehicle on.
The device cannot charge and get power unless the vehicle is running.


Allow the Garmin Nuvi to charge fully.
You might be unplugging it from the power source too soon, which could cause the device to have little or no power.

Regulate the temperature of your Garmin Nuvi.
It may not function properly if the temperature is too cold, below 32 degrees Fahrenheit, or too hot, above 113 degrees Fahrenheit.


Aug 10, 2013 | GPS Devices

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Screen touch has no response


Welcome to Fixya.

This is a known issue for Garmin nuvi 550 and 650.
Re-calibrate your touchscreen.
Press and hold the power button 2-3 minutes, the unit will enter the calibration process. Calibrate as instructed.

Thank you for using Fixya, have a great day.

Jas247

Jul 22, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 650 GPS Receiver

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I have a garmin nuvi 660. the touch screen isn't working


To calibrate the touchscreen on a nuvi 300 or 600 series:
  1. Power the unit On.
  2. From the Where to? / View map screen, touch Settings (wrench icon).
  3. Touch Display.
  4. Touch Recalibrate.
  5. A new screen will display that says Press Dot.
  6. Touch the center of the dot.
  7. Keep touching the center of the dot as it moves around the screen.
  8. When Calibration Complete appears on the screen, please touch OK.
The touchscreen will now be recalibrated.

If your touchscreen is not responding to any touch and preventing you from recalibrating the touchscreen using the instructions above, please follow the steps below:
  1. Connect your nuvi to your computer with a compatible USB cable.
  2. Open the Garmin Nuvi drive located in MyComputer/Computer. (Note: Mac users can locate the Garmin Nuvi drive icon on the Desktop.)
  3. Open the Garmin folder.
  4. Locate and delete the GUPDATE.GCD file.1
  5. Safely disconnect your nuvi from your computer.
  6. Power the nuvi Off.
  7. Power the nuvi on by holding the power button.
  8. Continue holding the power button down for 1-2 minutes until the screen calibration option displays.
  9. Touch the center of the dot as it moves around the screen.
  10. When Calibration Complete appears on the screen, please touch OK.

The touchscreen will now be recalibrated and should respond properly.

Oct 24, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 650 GPS Receiver

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Touch screen not responding at all. Garmin powers up okay.


This is Garmin's response to me after having the same problem on a 2 year old Nuvi 650: We are no longer replacing or repairing this model unit. However, let me give you some steps to try to calibrate the screen of your unit. The following 'Fix' did not work. I won't be buying another Garmin.
To recalibrate the touchscreen on your nuvi 600 series device please follow the steps below:


  1. Plug the device into the computer via USB data cable
  2. Double click My Computer (Mac Users can skip this step)
  3. Double Click the Garmin or nuvi drive
  4. Double click the Garmin folder
  5. Delete the GUPDATE.GCD file (if this file is not on the device please skip to the next step)
  6. Unplug the GPS device from the computer
  7. Power the device off
  8. Press and hold the Power button
  9. After a short period a screen should appear that says Touch Dot
  10. Release the Power button
  11. Touch the dots as they move around the screen.


Your touchscreen should now be recalibrated.


If the screen is still not responding, then the unit will need to be replaced with a new unit at this time.






With Best Regards,


Benjamin B

Product Support Specialist

Automotive Team

Garmin International

913-397-8200

800-800-1020

913-440-8280 (fax) Att: Benjamin B, Associate #6891

www.garmin.com


Additional solutions may be found at http://www.garmin.com/garmin/cms/site/us/support/searchsupport

Sep 05, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 650 GPS Receiver

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Nuvi 255W won't turn on with or without power source attached.


Press the reset button on the bottom of the unit (it's under the sticker) - press and hold until the unit turns on If you look at the sticker, you will see a target symbol and it says Reset..

Jan 07, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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My nuvi 255 will not turn on at all.


Plug the unit into the cigarette lighter. Then with the key in the ignition, please place it in either on or accessory mode. Next please do a reset to the unit. The reset can be done by doing the following:

Press the Reset button on the Bottom of the GPS. If the reset button is not present press on hold the power button to the left for 10 seconds.
**Note**-This reset will only reset power to the unit.

Now try to power on the unit. If the unit still doesn't power on, it may need a complete charge.
To charge the unit, please start by plugging in the USB cable to the computer tower. Then plug the mini USB cable end to the right side of the Nüvi. Next reset the unit (as done above). After which let the unit charge from the computer for about over night (7-8 hours) this will fully charge the unit. After the charge you should be able to unplug the unit from the cable then power on.

Nov 05, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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My garmin nuvi 650 will not go to next screen it


have you tried the master reset?

plug it in to the usb port on your computer for a few hours.if that fails,then try the master reset.

note: that the master reset will erase all your saved data

with the unit off,and unplugged, try pressing and holding your finger on the low right corner of the screen and slide the power switch to the on position until you see the message "confirm if you really want to delete all user data?" hit yes and let it restart. then it will set up the nuvi again, so follow the prompts.

if that fails, hook up the nuvi to the web updater and get the latest update.

download the updater HERE

(actually i would do this either way)

bill

Sep 27, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 650 GPS Receiver

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Garmin does not turn on


Turn the on button at the top of the device o by pushing it to the left and hold in that position for at least 20 seconds. The device will reset and turn on. This has worked several times for me when the 780 has refused to turn on.

Nov 18, 2008 | GPS Devices

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