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Boot problems after discharging my battery

After a complete discharge of my battery over weeks and a reload, my Garmin shows a hard disk error with the hind to send the unit to a Garmin service center. Do I have any chance to repair the disk like in a PC? Thanks for help

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Computer can't dectet the hard disc

Posted on Aug 21, 2008

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If your unit needs servicing, your best bet is to contact Garmin. It is not set up similarly enough to your PC for you to be able to repair it.

Posted on Feb 10, 2008


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