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Nuvi locked up wont shut off or do any thing

Is there a reset button? where?

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  • Anonymous Feb 08, 2009

    I have a similar issue to mdinc3's where, having downloaded new software from the Garmin site, the instructions were to unplug the device from the computer, then reconnect when the 'where to' screen appears. But the device has seized up showing just the Garmin logo and 'Loader loading....' on the screen. And the reset button doesn't appear to exist.

  • ctandcarolt Feb 16, 2009

    new Garmin 255 is driving me crazy. it's in Spanish and I can't figure out how to change it to English.

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Try holding the slider "on" until it resets. the 255W doesn't have a hard reset button.

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Yes, on the bottom where the decal is. It's located on the left side. You might have to use the point of a ball point to press it.

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Posted on Jan 29, 2009

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    SHARCNET-USA Feb 09, 2009

    That is actually normal and it will say that for several moments. You should not try to turn it off while it's doing that.

  • talkclear Apr 15, 2011

    I removed the sticker and this version of the 255w does not have a reset on it. The only way to reset it is to either hold the slider for 5-10 seconds or do a hard reset by putting your finger in the lower right corner as you power it on. My 255w also freezes at the most inopportune times, despite the fact that I updated the firmware. It actually became worse when I updated it. Another thing, the gps is very affected by cold weather. If you leave it in your car and it is cold and try to use it, my experience is that it will indeed freeze up and there is no way to shut it off or get it to function at all.

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If your Nuvi won't turn on, it's possible that it's locked up. Try using the reset button as follows.

Nuvi 3xx & 6xx Series: The reset is located on the rear of the unit, underneath the antenna. Press and hold it for at least 8 seconds and then release.

Nuvi 7xx Series: Slide the On/off power switch to the left and hold for at least 8 seconds and then release.

Nuvi 2xx & 2xxW: There are (2) different versions of this series.

Some will have the reset on the bottom, where the decal is. There will be a small flap labeled "reset".

On newer units, slide the On/off power switch to the left and hold for at least 8 seconds and then release.

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Just used garmin nuvi it worked fine went into the store and now the unit is locked/frozen on the garmin logo screen


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The reset button on your nuvi will switch the device off. The reset button can be used to switch your device off if the screen is frozen and you are unable to switch the device off by the power button.

To reset a nuvi 2xx:

  1. Look at the bottom of the device
  2. Locate the small circle with a dot inside
  3. Press the circle to reset the device.
To reset a nuvi 3xx or 6xx:
  1. Lift the antenna
  2. Locate a button with the word Reset inside
  3. Press the button to reset the device.
The device will now switch off.

Make sure to charge it fully.

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To reset a nuvi 2xx:
  1. Look at the bottom of the device
  2. Locate the small circle with a dot inside
  3. Press the circle to reset the device.
To reset a nuvi 3xx or 6xx:
  1. Lift the antenna
  2. Locate a button with the word Reset inside
  3. Press the button to reset the device.
The device will now switch off.

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The reset button on your nuvi will switch the device off. The reset button can be used to switch your device off if the screen is frozen and you are unable to switch the device off by the power button.

To reset a nuvi 2xx:
  1. Look at the bottom of the device
  2. Locate the small circle with a dot inside
  3. Press the circle to reset the device.
To reset a nuvi 3xx or 6xx:
  1. Lift the antenna
  2. Locate a button with the word Reset inside
  3. Press the button to reset the device.
The device will now switch off.

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Have you tried resetting the unit.Press and hold the RESET button on the bottom of the nuvi for several seconds,DONT use a ball point pen to do this,use something that wont damage the unit,if this doesnt work,do a hard Reset.Or try rebooting by holding the Power switch on for 15 seconds.Good luck.

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If the unit does not power on while attached to the vehicle power cable please follow steps from below to perform a soft reset:
  1. Connect the device to an external power source1
  2. Slide and hold the power key to the on position for 15 seconds
The device should power on. Notes:
  1. Preferably the vehicle power cable or a USB cable from a computer
  2. Some of the older Nuvi 200 series will have a reset button on the bottom of the device. It can be found on the bottom of the device on the same sticker that the serial number is printed on.

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