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Garmin 2620 my GPS worked fine up until the other day, now when i turn it on it gets to the "loading map information" page and shuts off, then turns itself back on in an endless loop, nothing happened to prompt this i have had the unit for over 2 years now and it has never had an issue? please help.

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  • romanc Dec 11, 2007

    My GPS power on, display warning screen,then "Mape Update Notice" with three botton, which don't work. Unite is "Freese" and no react, for touching the screen.

  • romesz Mar 31, 2008

    Push Menu-Find buttons at start and you will see a diagnostic screen like this.
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    If it says that the cornice drive is removed then you could hardly fix it your self.
    I bought a drive on eBay to replace the old one, but so far I still could not do it. Ended up buying a Garmin Streetpilot 2610 at eBay

  • Anonymous May 22, 2008

    Yup, keeps recycling, when trying to load maps. Can hear hard drive clicking, Garmin supported my thery, unfortuneatley that it needs a new hard drive $275 for refurb, hardly worth it.



    That's why I love my 2610, only a CF card.



    Has anyone been able to by-pass the hard drive with a card reader? even if it has to hang off the side?



    Takes 10 mins to pull the unit apart, I did it last night & was wondering if another storage media could be installed?



  • maxmolly May 23, 2008

    I have the same problem except it is intermittent. Sometimes it works

  • Anonymous May 25, 2008

    Same problem, Assume Ill have to scrap perfectly good unit because of hard drive problem, Also a pain as i updated the maps 4 months ago, I assume Ill loose this also. Pity no universal place to send units to be used as parts, what a waste. R Conlon , Ireland

  • Anonymous Jun 02, 2008

    I have the same problem of the screen recycling. I was curious to know if there is a way to reboot the hard drive? It is such a disappointment that the system crashed with no warning or rationale.

  • dcmccubbin Sep 05, 2008

    I have the same problem with my 2620. Worked fine until I tried to laod the City Nav 2009. Tech Support said to copy a large map to the unit - which I did. Now it keeps recycling. Diag screen says the Cornice Drive is Removed.

  • danhill1088 Nov 15, 2008

    Had it for 5 years... start screen and warning page, then loading maps, powers down, loops over and over, makes a soft clicking sound every second or two during process .. im ready to go buy a cheapy, paid 1100 for this one. Worked fine until yesterday, posted 11-14-08.

  • simondj39 Mar 06, 2009

    My Garmin 265T did the same thing after only 1 week from new. I drove kids to school with unit working on where am I map and then after 5 minutes returned to car and unit started looping. I had updated maps and speed camera database at weekend but unit worked fine for 3 days then suddenly went.



    I have returned unit for replacement but interested to see if can be prevented or is it to do with updating maps. I shall leave update this time and put on long term test

  • cemlub May 16, 2009

    I have the EXACT same problem! Anyone know a fix?

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I called Garmin support and explained the problem (whic, fo me, began with trying to load the 2009 map I had just bought). Garmin Tech Spt said my unit probably had a bad hard drive. They provided a RMA #, I sent the unit in for repair and they sent me a new/refirbished unit.

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Be careful, it restarted my brand new desktop mega computer, and a message came up, "recoeverd from a serious problem, notify Microsft." Dont think that was a very good thing for my computer. Did it twice.

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I was able to replaced the defective drive with a MPIO HS100 1.5GB cornice drive.

See link for addition write up.

http://www.gpspassion.com/forumsen/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=106231

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I have the same issue. The hard drive in the GPS is gone. The only way to fix is to send the unit in to Garmin for repair. It costs $275. It is cheaper to buy a 2610 at eBay. I just did that. It is identical to the 2620 with the exceptions of the removable CF card. It is lot better and longer lasting device.

Posted on Mar 31, 2008

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I had same problem .called garmin tech support 1-800-800-1020 was told bad hard drive .sending me a new one

Posted on Nov 15, 2007

Http://www.geocities.com/diverhank/SP26X0UndocumentedFeatures.pdf go to these sites for updates and manuls

Posted on Aug 30, 2007

Still no fix, trying to find the original box so i can hook it up to the computer

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