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Battery discharging quickly

I have a garmin 760 the battery gets discharged very quickly , it hardly lasts an hour compared to the 5hours it is designed to last , the display is kept at 20% brightness

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  • dhelfr1045 Oct 29, 2008

    I have the same problem - they replaced it with a newly overhauled one, and it still has the same problem.

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I think you have a faulty battery so if you can replace it. If the problem still persists then the most likely cause is a faulty capacitor on the power supply board of the gps. If you can find a competant technician to fix it. Hope this helps.

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Garmin 1260T blankscreen?


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Oddly, batteries can discharge when the GPS remains on the car charger. Disconnect it and connect to the your computer's USB port (or AC adapter if it came with one) over night. The computer must be ON - "sleeping" is ok too - just not "OFF". This will charge the internal battery.

If it will not accept a charge, you may need to replace the battery or return the GPS to Garmin for service.

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The 670 garmin shut down then say's low battery


musicman340,

It sounds like the rechargeable battery inside your gps is coming to the end of its life. After enduring the temperature extremes of your car in addition to numerous charges and discharges, these batteries do eventually die after a couple years. How old is your nuvi? If this is the problem, the good news is that you don't have to throw your gps away as this battery is readily replaceable if you follow the steps in this video:

The company that produced the video sells a kit which includes the battery and tools necessary to replace your battery. See: http://www.newpower99.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=GARMIN+NUVI+670&Show=ExtInfo
I swapped the battery of a friend's dying GPS using the aforementioned kit and all went well. His nuvi is back up and running smoothly.



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I turn it on stays on for couple of seconds and shut back down, a couple of times it say battery is low, has been hooked up to 12volt power connecter in my car for close to 2 days


Your Nuvi 760 needs a new battery: rechargeables don't last forever.

Garmin's hope is that when the battery fails then you'll buy a whole new Garmin or will send it to them to be replaced, but it's a straightforward task to do yourself. Buying a new unit might make sense though if your unit also has outdated maps and/or outdated traffic/speed camera subscriptions.

A number of online suppliers have suitable batteries and there's more than one YouTube video showing you how to replace the battery. Click here for an example. Note that the same battery is fitted to the identical Nuvi 770, the only differences between the models is that the 770 has a larger internal memory to enable it to carry full US, UK and European mapping.

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Not turning on


My unit was totally dead. I just kept it plugged into my computer for about 12 hours. I downloaded the newest software from Garmin. When I unplugged it from my computer, the battery seemed to drain quick, but once I plugged it into the card adapter in the car... everything seems to be running great now.

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Battery inqueries


Batteries can last up to 2 years, depending on how often the battery is recharged. The more the battery is cycled (charge/discharged) will reduce its life.

You will know when the battery needs replaced when you find that the unit dies quickly even after being on the charger.

More info can be found here:

http://www.sharc.net/gps_battery_repair.htm

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760 garmin will not power on!!!!


The battery may be fully discharged. Once the battery has fallen below a certain level, it will not be possible to recharge via the car adapter. Instead, the GPS should be connected via USB cable to a computer for 8 or more hours to charge the battery. Disregard any missing driver messages, as the computer will provide the voltage required to charge (regardless of drivers present or not).

Once charged, the car charger should be able to keep the battery charged - unless allowed to become fully discharged again. Repeat USB charging as needed.

If problems persist, contact Garmin Customer Support below:

North America - Consumer Products (for all Garmin products except Apollo aircraft)
Monday - Thursday: 8 AM - 6 PM, Friday 8 AM - 5 PM Central Time (closed holidays)
US: 913-397-8200
US Toll Free: 1-800-800-1020
Canada: 1-866-429-9296
E-mail Product Support

Europe - Consumer Products (for all Garmin products except Apollo Databases)
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How do i change the battery


Hello.
Quick video on how to change the battery on your Garmin Nuvi 760 using an aftermarket battery that is compatible with Garmin part number: 361-00019-11

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