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Nuvi 760 will not turn on !!

OK GUYS! pleaseee help! i got my gps about a week ago and it worked for like half and hour, then it suddenly wouldnt turn off anymore, i call the store, and got a replacement which got here today, this one wont even turn on for the first time, any suggestions? i don't understand? i tried the pc usb cable, tried the car charger, hold it down for 8 seconds, nothing!
what the hell im i doing wrong? or does this gps just sucks?

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  • zgolinski Mar 05, 2009


    You are Genius!!
    For me I needed switch on for 35 sec.
    Somewone needs to call Garmin to let customers know about this


  • mmiller1 Mar 16, 2009

    WOW, I had the same problem and and this worked. The only differnce is I held the button for about 20 seconds and nothing happened. When I attempted to do it again, it turned on immediately.

    Thanks for the help

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2009

    Thank you for the help...I had the same problem after using mine for about 6 months. I held the button in for about 30 sec. and now it works great.

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2009

    Me too, I held the switch on for a full minute, nothing happened. I then plugged it into my computer, switched it on and it worked!

  • Toyzrme Apr 12, 2009

    Wow...I had mine for two days. It was plugged into my computer, and then started giving battery low warnings-it then just died-would not come back on. I was preparing to send it back to Amazon when I came across this site.

    Read the answers, went out to the car, and held the power on for about a minute. Let it off, and it started right up!

    You guys are great, thanks so much...

    Garmin needs to know about this, sounds like a frequent problem


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I just had the same issue, after using the unit for 11 months.
WOULD NOT power on... and i freaked.
This is what solved it, no matter how strange it sounds...
I held the 'power switch' to ON for 20 secs, then it came on again.

I hope this works for you as well!

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I bought my nuvi 760 a month ago. It did not turn on after 3 hours of last use. I did hold the ON button for 1-minute, as suggested on this site by some nice guy. Thanks it is working again.

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