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My garmin 545s screen doesn't power up but the lights behind buttons do??

Hardly used the thing and now the screen won't power up when i turn it on, but i noticed the backlighting on the buttons do come on. thats all i can tell u about it, besides i spent alot of money and maybe used it ten times!

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SOURCE: The screen on my Garmin GSmap 545S froze, so I

You will need to update your software to bring it out of the freeze. Click on the link below to update:
http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=3521

Posted on Dec 13, 2010

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How to Upgrade and Fix your Garmin GPSMAP 545s System Software


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Does your Garmin GPSMAP 545s freeze up?
Is the screen stuck, or do you loose satellite coverage?

I recommend upgrading the system software of your Garmin 545s. There may not be physical damage to your unit, and it may be completely revitalized by replacing the GPSMAP software with the latest version 5.30 (as of January 7, 2010).

  1. Click on "Download" and choose to save the file to your computer.
  2. Choose a location where you can easily find the file, such as the 'My Documents' folder or 'C:\'.
  3. Once the download is complete, go to the location where you saved the file.
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Upgrading the system software of your GPSMAP 545s will most likely fix your freezing up problem.

I hope that helps.

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