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Reboot the Nuvi 360 to "Mass Storage Mode"

I have Garmin Nuvi 360
I use Mapsource V6.13.7 to make gmapsupp.img from Beijing map to Thumb drive.

Then I use Windows Explorer to copy file gmapsupp.img to my Nuvi 360.
I made mistake, instead of copying the file gmapsupp.img from Thumb drive to "SD card:\garmin", I copy the file gmapsupp.img to
"Nuvi 360:\garmin".

Now it will not boot up.
When Power ON it come on and said "loading maps..." on the bottom of the screen, then a blue horizontal bar appears and starts to fill with "Green color" from left to right then turns off.

I try to reboot by "Maintenance mode" and "Pre-Boot Mode" to erase all user data and that didn’t work either.

Please advise me how to boot the Nuvi to "Mass Storage Mode" so I can delete the file gmapsupp.img in "Nuvi 360:\garmin" directory.

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  • tqp00 Sep 30, 2008

    Thank for your solution, but it does not work.

    1. I Connect Nuvi360 to PC vis USB Cable.
    It starts to boot up, and hangs up at
    "Loading Maps..." screen.

    2. The Nuvi360 Power Switch does not have (LOCK Position)

    3. The "Safely Remove Hardware" icon in system Tray on PC (Lower Right) never appears, because the Nuvi360 hung up.

  • tqp00 Sep 30, 2008

    Thanks Ajkill for your solution, but it does not work.

    I follow your solution from step 1 to step 6 and the Nuvi360 hung up
    at "Loading Maps..." screen.

    Also I try to reboot by "Maintenance mode" and "Pre-Boot Mode" to erase all user data and that didn?t work either.

  • tqp00 Sep 30, 2008

    Thanks Techgyrus for your solution, but it does not work.

    The Nuvi360 power switch does not have locked position (to the right).
    So I can not follow your solution.

  • tqp00 Sep 30, 2008

    Thanks eagle338 for your 2 procedures, but it does not work.

    I follow both of your procedures and
    1. Nuvi360 hung up at "Loading Maps.." screen in procedure 1.
    2. Nuvi360 turn off ater "Loading Maps.." screen in procedure 2.

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If none of the other things work....i belive the solution is to send it to garmin and have them reprogram it.....it really stinks but im pretty sure that the only fix if the other ideas dont work...gps systems are hard to work with....they make things difficult. they probably will charge you an arm and a leg for the service...it might even be better just to buy a newer unit.

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Try these two reset procedures

Procedure 1:
1)disconnect nuvi from external power
2)Flip up GPS antenna
3)Press the reset button
4)Connect nuvi to power source. The nuvi should turn back on and operate normally


procedure 2:
1)Hold your finger on the upper-right corner of the nuvi's screen while you turn it on. keep your finger until the pop-up window appears
2)Touch YES. All factory settings are restored. Your recent selections and audio bookmarks are also deleted

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Here's how you can SAFELY use your GPS device while plugged into a USB cable. This works on the 7xx series, your mileage may vary on other series.

1. Plug your USB computer cable into the Nuvi. The Nuvi can either be on or off when you do this.
2. Wait for the Nuvi to go into USB mode and your computer to recognize the Nuvi.
3. Slide the power switch to the locked position (to the right).
4. Now safely remove the hardware from your computer. On Windows XP, you click the "Safely Remove Hardware" icon. Not sure of the process on Vista.
5. A message will pop up saying it is safe to remove your hardware. Do NOT unplug the Nuvi. The Nuvi will reboot on its own.
6. Once the Nuvi has rebooted, slide the power switch from the locked position to the ON position (center).

Your Nuvi is now in GPS mode and can be used normally.



OR

How to use a USB power adapter (Apple I-Pod, I-Phone, etc). This also works with any USB, to be used as a power source (Dose not require 18K, Pin-X wiring.)…

1) Set power switch to “lock.”
2) Plug-in a standard Mini-B-USB cable.
3) Let Nuvi complete booting as a, “mass storage” unit (green bar take longer than normal).
4) Once done booting, disconnect, USB cable (leave unit in lock).
5) Just as Nuvi starts to boot, plug USB cable back in. Once Nuvi has finished booting in GPS mode, move the power switch to “normal,” (operate) and it’s ready to use.
6) Done!

The Bad news, if you loose power, it will reboot as a “mass storage” unit (green bar take longer…) And, it draws 0.22A (220mA at 13.6Vdc) with or with out the GPS simulator, lock-on, etc…


DO NOT Disconnect power while the Nuvi is booting to, “mass storage” mode!

If Nuvi locks-up, acts like its been smoked, wont power on, and it is fully charged, plug in the USB power cord (that has power), hold power switch in the “ON” position for at least 15 Seconds, and release…

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  1. Start with the unit OFF and unplugged from thr power source.
  2. Use your index finger to press and hold the top right corner of the touch screen.
  3. Power the unit ON while continuing to press and hold your finger to the top right corner of the screen.
  4. After the unit powers ON, you will see the message: Do you really want to erase all user data?
  5. When this message displays, remove your finger from the top right of the screen and touch Yes.
  6. The unit will now go through the Reset.
  7. Follow the onscreen instructions to set up your nuvi.

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Hi,

1. Connect Nuvi3xx to PC vis USB Cable for 7xx to go into
mass storage mode.
2. Slide Power Switch to the right (LOCK Position)
3. Click the "Safely Remove Hardware" icon in system
Tray on PC (Lower Right)
4. Click on "Safely remove USB Mass Storage Device -
Drives(x:and y:)" x: = mass storage for the 3xx and y: = the
SD card if one is installed
5. WAIT for 3xx to Boot UP.
6. After 360 Boots UP slide power switch to center
position

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