Question about Garmin Nuvi 760 Handheld GPS Receiver
Did you figure out what the problem was with your garmin nuvi? I have the 760 and it turns on but shuts off after "loading maps" msg. I've plugged it into my computer and at first got the Gramin logo with USB connect icon but now it's just a black screen. I tried resetting too. Any advice before I send it back to the mfg.?
I had this problem. I discovered that I was using the wrong lead in the car. The problem resolved itself when I used the lead that came with it.
Posted on Jun 10, 2008
SOURCE: Garmin Nuvi 760
Sounds like you both have a battery problem. I experienced a similar problem when trying to charge via the USB-cable connected to my computer.
Ended up buying an original charger (expensive) and the charging went smooth.
The car charger should in any case work fine, so probably your battery is not very healthy.
Try holding your finger on the battery symbol for about 10 sec. The unit will then switch to a technical page. There you can observe the battery and charging voltage. When I plug in my computer USB-cable, I read around 4,4V and that is not sufficient for charging my battery.
When connected to the original charger, this voltage rises to about 5V which gives a nice charge. When unplugging charger, the unit displays the battery capacity. If the charging voltage is OK, but battery capacity drops quickly after you unplug charger cable, the battery is probably bad. (Of course you have to charge is for some time) I think around 4V battery voltage give 100% capacity. 3,9V gives about 90% capacity.
This will not solve your problem, but can give you an idea about what is wrong.
Posted on Nov 17, 2008
SOURCE: My Garmin Nuvi 255w Car Gps
You must call Garmin at 1-800-800-1020 they will walk you through plugging in nuvi to your computer (must have usb cord) and it will upload then go to my computer and choose garmin drive then click garmin folder and either find the folder they say or make new one like I did with the guy on the phone and put in code. The only information needed is the numbers on the bottom of the device.... super fast fix!
Posted on Mar 12, 2009
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