Question about Garmin nuvi® 5000 Car GPS Receiver
It was purchased in late June. It has not been working for a couple weeks.
SOURCE: garmin nuvi 350
Heres what to do:
- Connect to computer using USB cable
- Flip up antenna and hit reset button.
- The unit should power up.
- Then put unit on wall charge to get a full charge.
That should do it if not call 1-800 800 1020.
Posted on Jan 07, 2008
usually gps are automatically sensing the signal, with clear view without and sometime even with minimal obstruction like trees windows etc. there is no other way your gps could not acquire signal unles it is having a problem .
all gps thesedays have 10-20 meter accuracy, it is only a receiver, this model particularly have the highest signal.
in other words i suggest you reset your unit from the bottom and see if there is any improvement, replace the unit
Posted on Sep 04, 2008
SOURCE: Garmin nuvi 610
Garmin offer new maps, the majority in different formats such as online downloads, pre-loaded SD cards, or on DVD.
However, these are pretty costly for all they are worth. For the same price as a map, you could easily buy a brand new device with full EU maps.
Posted on Dec 11, 2009
Most GPS problems - Hangs, frozen screens, problems
acquiring satellites, ETC, can be attributed to the device not having the latest
This firmware enables it to communicate with the satellites - but if they aren't speaking the same language they get confused easily. For Garmin GPS Automotive units, Garmin has you do the following before sending it in for repairs:
1 - SOFT RESET
2 - HARD RESET (CLICK HERE to see instructions for either reset)
3 - UPDATE the device using their WebUpdater software (CLICK HERE for that) Garmin is the only company that offers repairs AFTER the warranty has expired. They offer a FLAT RATE REPAIR service for units no longer in warranty. For Other GPS units please consult your owner's manual or their support site - as each model - and even manufacture dates - can lead to different reset procedures. TomTom
MAGELLAN NEXTAR does NOT offer any types of Firmware or map upgrades or repair services. Instead - they have an exchange program to update to a new UNIT for around the same price as a repair would be. CLICK HERE for more on that. WARRANTY on most GPS devices is 1 year from the date of purchase. Broken screens are considered ABUSE - and not covered under warranty. Finally - If your unit is on the charger for HOURS, You've tried both the car AND USB type charger, and you turn it on... it stays on for a minute (or so) then powers down or never comes on at all - the battery has lost it's ability to hold a charge and must be replaced. Looking around YouTube - you can get a tutorial on how to CAREFULLY crack open just about any GPS. The tool(s) necessary typically are included with the battery purchase. Typically batteries run about $25 +/-. NiCd batteries are meant to be energized once a month so they keep active, and don't build up deposits that lead to their premature failure. I hope this was helpful for you. Thanks for using FixYa - a 4 THUMBS rating is appreciated for answering your FREE question!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted on Sep 15, 2010
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