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Garmin 330 won't turn on. Screen flashes then turns off. Won't even do that if in the cradle.

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  • Anonymous Dec 25, 2008

    wont turn on

  • bobnail Dec 27, 2008

    I have the same problem, I pressed the on button (out of the craddle ) it came on, then off. I put it in the craddle, plugged it in, nothing happened. can you help?

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I had the same problem. check the three brass connectors on the craddle. mine was missing the middle one some how and did the same thing.

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This means that the fuse in your car charger is faulty.
To make 100% sure, try charging the unit using the USB to computer connector.
If this works to charge it, you know it's the car charger fuse.

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My garmin won't come on flashes then goes off

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does it still happen when plugged into a computer ?
might be a problem with the battery

or it might be a lead connection problem if you are tech minded there are youtube video's that show you how to replace garmin batteries and to dismantle garmins

not sure if this garmin is the right one
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVwMHpNIVjQ

hope this helps

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My nuvi 1450 won't turn on and the garmin website updater won't reconize it hooked up to my computer even my computer won't reconize it.


I had the same problem with mine and got it working by doing the following while on the phone to Garmin. Plug your charger cord into the device and your computer (do not use a laptop, you need the higher current from a desktop for this). Hold the power button down for as long as it takes for the Garmin logo to display, this could be as much as 1 minute. As soon as the image shows on the screen, release the power button. If your Garmin isn't completely shot you will see it boot up.
If you have the Garmin Web Updater program on your computer, run it and update the operating system software to insure you have the latest greatest from Garmin. Once that is done, update your XML data files - they'll be on the list of updates if you need them. Once those are done you can update any voice or language files you'd like.
Lastly, leave your GPS plugged in at least an hour or two to give it a charge. Overnight would be better to insure your battery is really well powered up.
At this point your Garmin should function normally. The Garmin tech I spoke with told me some units start acting funky when the battery runs down too low and if it's REALLY dead it won't even take a charge or power up when you hook up your charger cord. Try holding the power button for as long as it takes to get a spark & you should be on your way. If not, call Garmin's support number for your locale & they're do their best to get you back up & running again.
Cheers, Jeff

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My garmin was automaticly flashing differnt modes continously. Now it won,t turn on at all.


whoa, mine just starting doing that too. Today on a run it just started flashing through the 3 screens and I couldn't turn it off. It kept logging the run so I kept going. Then it would stop flashing sometimes during the run and I'd press the up or down arrow and it'd start flashing again. Now it's in the cradle and I can't sync it up but the battery is charging. Any ideas how to fix this?

Aug 10, 2011 | Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS Receiver

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It won't turn on and even if i plug it into the computer or a ciagrette lighter nothing happens. it was working perfectly fine when i was using it and now i have absolutely nothing. it kept saying low...


Have you tried pressing and holding the power button for about 8 to 10 seconds? It should go on then off. Then wait a few seconds the turn it on normally. This usually resets the unit.
If this does not work try a hard reset.
Press and hold (and continue to hold) the bottom-right corner of the screen while powering the unit on.

Continue to hold the screen until the "Do you want to erase all user data?" prompt appears.

Press "yes" and the unit will reboot. This resets all your location settings and user preferences.

If possible after the hard reset, let the unit sit outdoors in the open for about 30 minutes or so to let the unit re-acquire the satellite data.

Once it gets going update your gps at the Garmin site.
Thanks for using FixYa
Here is a link to the owners manual if needed.

http://www8.garmin.com/manuals/3130_OwnersManual.pdf

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I recently bought a Scosche Digital FM Transmitter Model FMTD8/FMTD8R. I loaded my 8GB San-disk flash drive with music but the transmitter won't read it.. doesn't even detect the flash drive being...


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Yesterday i download the forerunner 205 software from the garmin website. after i connect my unit using usb to the computer, my garmin won,t power on immediately. i tried to reset it (soft and hard reset)...


Did you install the software correctly? Because such errors appear usually when the update/upgrade is not finisher or was not done in a proper manner.
If possible try to verify the device on another computer (a friend's) to see if the same problem appear.
If the problem persists I'd say you've burned out your battery (hope not the hole Forerunner...!).

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Just get white screen won,t turn off


Hold the power button down for as long as you can until you hear drums play.
let go of the power button once you hear the drums.
and see if your device boots up properly
cheers,
Pabz

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My streetpilot c330 won"t shut off.


IT'S CALLED A FROZEN SCREEN...

2 OPTIONS

ONE, RESET IT !!! (See resetting instructions below)

TWO, let the battery die out!

Waking up your c330...

If you left your Garmin c330 on running the battery will have 1% life left. If you turn c330 back on again, it will flash screen for 3 seconds then die, even charging it at this point will not wake it back up. TO BRING IT BACK TO LIFE... plug in the power home or car into Garmin c330. There is a tab in the front Garmin gray frame of your screen. You must take like your fingernails and under the logo "GARMIN" pull the whole gray plastic frame off. Underneath the plastic frame to the right hand side. There is a "RESET" button. Make sure power is plugged in while hitting reset. Your battery should come back to life. Cheers

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