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Intermittant Unit is suddenly intermittent. Sometimes OK, sometimes can't get beyond final blue screen. Did read many posts and have accessed secret menus: have reset data. Have also run test on hard drive whichreads ok. Do hear a slight rattle when shaking unit (haven't dropped it) Suggestions

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Chuck that piece of S_it in the garbage and pack the whole can off the France. Hopefully you bought a replacement plan or equivalent when you purchased it. Brought mine back after 2 days of blue screen issues, Best Buy replaced with a 1G Garmin Nuvi. Bye Bye Magellan, you bunch of French pinkie raised ****.

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White screen with red blue vertical lines

If the unit was dropped there may be nothing you can do. If you are skilled with electronic repair you may check the circuit board connections inside, but internal damage to the board or screen will most likely be beyond repair. If the unit is fairly new there may still be warranty coverage, check with Garmin.

Aug 04, 2012 | Garmin nuvi 1300 Car GPS Receiver

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Rutabaga, The most common reason for intermittent power is a small IC chip on the backside of the I/O board which is attached to the rear housing of your unit. If your unit's warranty has already expired I would recommend the following. This is at your own risk. Grounding yourself is recommended. 1. Take off the antenna by rotating it as far counter-clockwise as possible (all the way up) and pull it off. 2. Take out 4 screws 3. Hold both front housing and rear housing with and gently pull the two housings apart. Once it's barely opened unplug the RF cable attached to the corner of the main board. It will either be gray or black depending on when it was made. 4. The other end of the RF cable is connected to the I/O board attached to the rear housing. This is the board that has the small IC chip that rubs against the rear housing which causes it to come off. 5. There are 6 or 8 small screws holding the I/O board to the rear housing. Remove them. 6. Once you got it off, look at the back. On the bottom backside of the I/O board next to the metal heat shield there should be 3 small IC chips. The lowest one is the one that rubs off. If the IC chip is present try looking at it through a magnifying glass and even push it a little bit to make sure it's not loose. If the IC chip isn't there, then look around for that rattling piece. (Either way I suppose look for the cause of the rattle) Soldering: If you find that the IC chip is loose, then you will need to solder it back on. This is not a lead-free unit therefore you can use lead. If you do not feel comfortable doing this, then atleast you have found the problem and can take it to an electronics shop for them to solder it back on. If you feel comfortable doing it, then by all means knock yourself out. If you have any further questions then please ask before proceeding. -Daniel

Jun 29, 2007 | Magellan RoadMate 700 GPS Receiver

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My nuvie 660 screen freezes, sometimes it works on startup, sometimes not. When it works on start up, it freezes as soon as I start to move

If you press the on/off power switch and can toggle the screen, then he unit isn't locked up at all. The touchscreen is either intermittent or has failed and needs to be replaced. More info can be found here:

- Jim

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My Raymarine C 120 GPS intermittently stops working.

I had to replace a GPS antenna unit with cable. Sometimes, during bad weather or strong sun, I lost FIX on satellites. Cleaning the top of antenna did not help. Unit from Ebay was also a junk. Get a new one after testing display on a friend boat.

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My eTREX VISTA won't get a satelite fix any more

The unit needs to have the screen facing up. The unit will not read if it is vertical. Garmin cust serv finally helped me with that one. Once you turn on the unit, it could take up to 20 minutes (usually about 3) to grab satelites.

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Screen is stuck

Did you try to remove the chip yet?, sometimes that helps, and re boots the system?

Failing that, try to remove the battery, to enable the unit to completely power-down. Then refit, and try again.

There is a reset function, but i am assuming you are unable to access that if the screen is frozen.

I have listed how to remove the battery on another post on here.

Good Luck

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Garmin nuvi 350 9 months old

Have you ever tried updating the firmware with garmins webupdater?
Have you had this issue with a fully charged battery.
Do you hear anything rattle in the device when you shake it....I had a spIII color with similar issues, found out that one of the circuit board mounting screws was travelling around in the case.
If this is the case, and you are tech savvy you could open the GPS and probably find the culprit. If not ship it back to Garmin, for it is still under warranty.

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Megellan Roadmate 700, touch screen not working, if it works takes too long!

Mthomas, Although I can't think of any quick fix, if you have a cd of the software version that you've installed then try re-installing that. if nothing else, access the secret " " menu and reset user data, you'd be amazed at how much that can fix at times. At user menu (after reset) press "-" and repeat key at the same time. select "reset user data". If you can get it to the touch screen calibration test, then it could respond. (eventhough it's not working otherwise) Good Luck, DanEz007

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