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Won't turn on, will not charge. Is my battery bad?

I have had this for one year only used it 6 times keep it in my house.

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  • bhubbs330 Nov 25, 2008

    Where do you solve my problem for free?

  • loveykel Dec 12, 2008

    I use my Garmin lots and have had it for almost two years. When I went to turn it on last week---nothing!! I charged it, but nothing! Total blankness! Help!

  • loveykel Dec 17, 2008

    That worked! Thanks!

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Mine did the exact same thing. I found that the frame around the screen pops off and underneath there was a reset button. I pushed it waited 30 seconds, pushed power and it came on.

Posted on Dec 17, 2008

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