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Garmin nuvi 40 will not charge

When I took the product out of the box it turned on and began it's normal set up process. The battery was very low which I'm sure is standard. I tried plugging it in a that time and it never indicated it was charging. After a few minutes the battery died completely and though I've now tried charging it several different ways it will not turn on. The charger itself indicates it's working, I've tried it in two separate cars, and even charged it with a wall unit adapter for 10 hours and it just will not power up. Any suggestions?

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Sounds like a defective unit. You've tried everything their support people would walk you through.
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I cat get my battery to charge, its plugged in but it still says low battery.


How old is the battery ??
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Garmin nuvi 50LM is frozen


Why won't my nuvi 30, 40, or 50 go past the Garmin logo screen when I turn it on?
We've discovered a problem with the nuvi 30, 40, and 50 products that in some cases will prevent them from booting up successfully. A software fix has been released that will resolve this issue, please follow the steps below.
Things you'll need
• A PC running Windows XP or newer
• Your nuvi 30, 40, or 50 device
• mini USB cable to connect your device to your computer
• Access to your vehicle and power cable once you have completed the recovery process
Update your Software
1. Download and install the Garmin USB Drivers
2. Download the Recovery Application and corresponding recovery file for your device, and save them some place easily found, like your Desktop:
o nuvi 30 Files:
Recovery Application
nuvi 30 recovery file
o nuvi 40 and nuvi 50 Files:
Recovery Application
nuvi 40 and nuvi 50 recovery file
3. Drag and drop the .rgn file on top of the Updater.exe Recovery Application. The application will launch.
4. With your device disconnected and turned off, use your thumb to apply pressure to the upper-left hand corner of the touchscreen.
5. While still holding the touchscreen, connect the device to your computer using the mini USB cable.
6. The Updater program will detect your device and will list the device in the "USB Device" drop-down menu.
7. Click OK and let go of the touchscreen
8. Your nuvi will now go through the process of updating software. It may power off and on during this process. Once complete, your device may display the following message:
The software on the device is newer than the software you are attempting to install. Installing the older software will erase all user data. Install the older Software?
If this message appears, please select No.
9. Disconnect your device from the computer and connect it to your vehicle power cable while plugged into a live power outlet in your vehicle.
Your device should now be recovered and updated.
Still having problems?
Customers living in the United States or the United Kingdom can follow the steps below to automatically set up a repair for your product. Customers living elsewhere can Contact Us for further assistance.
1. Visit the Garmin Repair Center
2. Click 'Go' to enter your device Serial Number
3. Enter your Serial Number twice in the pop-up menu
4. Confirm your model number and Click on your device
5. Select "Power or Battery" as the Problem Category
6. Select "Locks Up, Freezes or Turns Off Unexpectedly" as the Problem Subcategory
7. Select "Frozen on Start Screen"
8. Enter additional notes describing your problem
9. Click Continue
10. Click "Yes" to submit a request for a repair or replacement?
11. Sign in to your myGarmin Account
12. Confirm your shipping address and e-mail, click submit
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My garmin nuvi 250w wont turn on


Try this: Slide and HOLD the power switch into the ON position for 10 seconds or until it turns on - which ever happens first. This forces a reset / reboot of the GPS. It does NOT delete any data.

If that doesn't work, the battery may be discharged. Recharge by connecting to your computer's USB port with a USB cable, or with the AC adapter (if yours came with one) for 8 hours. Do not use your car's cigar lighter or power point to do this (it won't work). Turn on as normal or failing that, use the slide & hold method detailed above. After starting up with the slide & hold method successfully, subsequent power up operation can be done in the normal manner. You can use the slide & hold method any time the GPS fails to start up normally.

One power up method or the other should allow the GPS to start if the battery still has a useful life. If it does not power up, it is likely that the battery is no longer capable of holding a charge. In this case, you may purchase a battery and attempt to replace it yourself (this is a fairly involved process), or you can contact Garmin Tech Support to arrange for a flat-rate repair.

I hope this helps & good luck!

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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.
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Try a hard reset,the Hard Reset procedure has been known to delete your Favorites, so back them up beforehand.
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  3. On the next power cycle, the Favorites will be read from 'temp.gpx' into the non-user accessible memory area on the Nuvi where they are actually stored.
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*Note that this will clear all user selected settings on the unit
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  2. Press and hold (and continue to hold) the bottom-right corner of the screen while powering the unit on.
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https://my.garmin.com/mygarmin/registrationGettingStarted.htm?productType=auto&categoryType=AUTO

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No. You can expect up to 4 hours of use - depending on the battery's state of charge, level of back lighting, use of Bluetooth or playing MP3s - all of which reduce battery life.

Try fully charging the battery overnight via USB cable to a computer. This will fully charge the battery, and afterwards, the car charger should keep the battery fully charged - provided you do not allow it to fully discharge. If it does, the car charger may not be able to charge the battery until it is charged via USB again.

Contact Garmin Support if the issue persists below:

North America - Consumer Products (for all Garmin products except Apollo aircraft)
Monday - Thursday: 8 AM - 6 PM, Friday 8 AM - 5 PM Central Time (closed holidays)
US: 913-397-8200
US Toll Free: 1-800-800-1020
Canada: 1-866-429-9296
E-mail Product Support

Europe - Consumer Products (for all Garmin products except Apollo Databases)
Austria For all Garmin products except Aviation.
Monday – Thursday: 9:00 AM – 17:00 PM (GMT/UTC +2)
Phone: 43 (0) 3133 3181 0
Website
Belgium For all Garmin products except Aviation.
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Phone: 00 32 2672 5254
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Phone: 00 45 4810 5050
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Monday – Friday: 8:30 AM – 16:00 PM (GMT/UTC +3)
Phone: 00 358 19 311 001
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Friday: 9:00 AM – 17:00 PM Central European Time (GMT/UTC +1)
Phone: 00 33 1 5517 81 89
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Germany For all Garmin products except Aviation.
Monday – Friday: 8:30 AM – 17:00 PM Central European Time (UTC/GMT +1)
Phone: 00 49 898 58364 880
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Italy For all Garmin products except Aviation.
Monday – Thursday: 9:00 AM – 13:00 PM / 14:00 PM – 17:30 PM (GMT/UTC +2)
Friday: 9:00 AM – 13:00 PM / 14:00 PM – 16:30 PM (GMT/UTC +2)
Phone: 00 39 02 3669 9699
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Portugal For all Garmin products except Aviation.
Monday – Friday: 09:00 AM – 12:30 PM / 14:00 PM – 18:00 PM (GMT/UTC or GMT/UTC +1 depending on city)
Phone: 00 35 1214 447 460
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Spain For all Garmin products except Aviation.
Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 13:30 p.m / 14:30 PM - 18:00 PM Central European Time (GMT/UTC +1)
Phone: 00 34 934 972 373
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Sweden For all Garmin products except Aviation.
Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 17:00 PM (GMT/UTC +2)
Phone: 00 46 7744 52020
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United Kingdom For all of United Kingdom users and customers in unlisted countries in Europe, Africa and Middle East
Monday – Friday: 8:30 AM – 17:30 PM Western European Time (GMT/UTC)
Phone: 00 44 808 238 0000
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Let me know if you need additional help with your battery problem.

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