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Accident - Create Bad connection on starting

Hi. Last night, maybe the last night to me to geocaching :( The bag where the GPS and the material fo geocaching, had an accident. It fault down to the ground. And the GPS now does not started. I click the button, it appears in a one or two seconds the windows start and then it shut down. The GPS already have more then 3 years, so guaranty is off. Question: to make sure everything is good inside, how to do it? And also how to open it?

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017


SOURCE: the gps does not boot

Use with caution: This will delete your user data on the unit.

Try a reset:

  • Hold QUIT pressed when turning unit ON (will delete waypoints, routes and tracklogs)
(This worked for me when I had a similar problem.)

You could try a master reset;
  • Hold Zoom-OUT + QUIT + NAV and power ON. Hold keys for 10-12 seconds.
  • You lose all almanac and temperature compensation tables (it
  • reconstructs itself but takes time - several hours)
  • Be patient - it will take HOURS for the unit to recover
Fair warning: I have not personally tried the master reset.

Posted on Dec 16, 2007


SOURCE: lost satellite reception

I have the same problem, and so far the only solution is patience. If you are in a cutting, or between tall buildings, and the satellites are low down on the horizon, then it seems reasonable that reception will be between poor and zero. But in wide open spaces mine too sometimes loses the signal. Hang in there, and contact is restored.

Posted on Aug 15, 2008

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SOURCE: connection problem maybe ? im not sure

make sure that you have the garmin driver downloaded onto your pc

Posted on Dec 07, 2008

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Had the same problem. Called Support. They answered immediately - a HUMAN, no recording, speaking American English - walked me through some tests, diagnosed a defective battery, gave me info on returning unit, I had it back in a flash. This is a classy outfit, and the Garmin C330 is a superb piece of equipment, has been flawless since.

Call 1-800-800-1020

Posted on Mar 10, 2009

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SOURCE: My Garmin NUVI 200W cannot switch on/power up.

i had same problem so i did reset
this how u do this

Posted on Apr 15, 2009

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