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Garmin M5 screen doesn't work properly, it's all gray and you cannot see a clear picture. please help!! maybe the battery is not good? I had it for almost a year now. Josef

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I had to reset the unit once (a very small button next to the saddle socket on the end of the hhpc) with the point of the stylus, but another time I actually remove the battery and rebooted it, then I amy have reset it again. Also need to check the backlight settings for battery power and AC supply power. It is a power saving mode that is supposed to activate by pressing a button or tapping on the screen, but, does have problems sometimes
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Hi,
Could it possibly be your backlight setting? I had a problem with my screen staying dark until i set the brightness level.
settings -> system -> backlight -> brightness -. then adjust your settings.

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How do i restore my gps back to factory setting with nothing on it. my brother gave it to me and it has pictures on it that i would like to remove. especially the start up screen. please help me. i find...


Garmin Nuvi 255W Hard Reset

Models: Garmin Nuvi 200, 200W, 250, 250W, 260, 260W, 270
Models: Garmin Nuvi 205, 205W, 215, 215W, 255, 255W, 265, 265W, 275

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Does your Garmin Nuvi 200 or 200W Freeze at Loading Maps?
Does it lock up or stop working?

This tip will describe how to perform a hard reset of the device, and how to backup your 'Favorites' in case the hard reset erases them. The next step in fixing your Nuvi when it doesn't start properly is to update its system software using Garmin WebUpdater.

A hard reset (or Clear All User Data) has been known to resolve unit quirks and strange behavior. It's generally recommended to perform it after a firmware update but is not required by any means. However, if you're seeing quirks and strange behavior with your unit after the firmware update, it is a good idea to do a hard reset of the unit.

Backup and Restoration Procedure for Favorites:

The Hard Reset procedure has been known to delete your Favorites, so back them up beforehand.

  1. From the Nuvi drive, copy '/Garmin/GPX/current.gpx' to a backup location on your computer.
  2. After the hard reset, copy your backed up 'current.gpx' from your computer back to the '/Garmin/GPX/' folder on the Nuvi, but be sure to rename it 'temp.gpx'.
  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.
Perform the Hard Reset:

*Note that this will clear all user selected settings on the unit

  1. Power the unit off.
  2. Remove the battery and wait several minutes.
  3. Install the battery.
  4. Press and hold (and continue to hold) the bottom-right corner of the screen while powering the unit on.
  5. Continue to hold the screen until the "Do you want to erase all user data?" prompt appears.
  6. Press "yes" and the unit will reboot. This resets all your location settings and user preferences.

If possible after the hard reset, let the unit sit outdoors in the open for about 30 minutes or so to let the unit re-acquire the satellite almanac data.


You have now performed a hard reset of your Garmin Nuvi 255W GPS unit.

Good Luck

Nov 08, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Panasonic CT-27L8SG displays gray screen and white hoizontal line


Is it still under warranty?
If not I would find a good TV Service Shop and have them check out the power supply as there more than likely a 'Capacitor' much like a battery that is going bad.
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Nov 22, 2009 | Panasonic CT-27SL14 27" TV

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Battery drains in sleep mode


most GPS will drain in sleep mode unless on some slow charge. Everything is actualy working inside except the screen Like the TV standby.. no picture or sound but chews up the power

Jul 19, 2009 | Garmin iQue M5 GPS Receiver

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Garmin died and will not turn on


Waking up your c330...

If you left your Garmin c330 on running the battery will have 1% life left. If you turn c330 back on again, it will flash screen for 3 seconds then die, even charging it at this point will not wake it back up. TO BRING IT BACK TO LIFE... plug in the power home or car into Garmin c330. There is a tab in the front Garmin gray frame of your screen. You must take like your fingernails and under the logo "GARMIN" pull the whole gray plastic frame off. Underneath the plastic frame to the right hand side. There is a "RESET" button. Make sure power is plugged in while hitting reset. Your battery should come back to life. Cheers

Mar 12, 2009 | Garmin StreetPilot C330 GPS Receiver

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My streetpilot c330 won"t shut off.


IT'S CALLED A FROZEN SCREEN...

2 OPTIONS

ONE, RESET IT !!! (See resetting instructions below)

TWO, let the battery die out!

Waking up your c330...

If you left your Garmin c330 on running the battery will have 1% life left. If you turn c330 back on again, it will flash screen for 3 seconds then die, even charging it at this point will not wake it back up. TO BRING IT BACK TO LIFE... plug in the power home or car into Garmin c330. There is a tab in the front Garmin gray frame of your screen. You must take like your fingernails and under the logo "GARMIN" pull the whole gray plastic frame off. Underneath the plastic frame to the right hand side. There is a "RESET" button. Make sure power is plugged in while hitting reset. Your battery should come back to life. Cheers

Mar 12, 2009 | Garmin StreetPilot C330 GPS Receiver

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Street pilot c330


It took a nap...

Waking up your c330...

If you left your Garmin c330 on running the battery will have 1% life left. If you turn c330 back on again, it will flash screen for 3 seconds then die, even charging it at this point will not wake it back up. TO BRING IT BACK TO LIFE... plug in the power home or car into Garmin c330. There is a tab in the front Garmin gray frame of your screen. You must take like your fingernails and under the logo "GARMIN" pull the whole gray plastic frame off. Underneath the plastic frame to the right hand side. There is a "RESET" button. Make sure power is plugged in while hitting reset. Your battery should come back to life. Cheers

Feb 21, 2009 | Garmin StreetPilot C330 GPS Receiver

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Garmin IQue M5


Make a sprite backup to an SD card before changing battery. If you lose data just restore it from the backup.

May 31, 2008 | Garmin iQue M5 GPS Receiver

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Garmin ique m5


eBay should have some, though they may be used.

May 24, 2008 | Garmin iQue M5 GPS Receiver

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Garmin auto gps c330 freezes


"Black Screen"
It took a nap...

Waking up your c330...

If you left your Garmin c330 on running the battery will have 1% life left. If you turn c330 back on again, it will flash screen for 3 seconds then die, even charging it at this point will not wake it back up. TO BRING IT BACK TO LIFE... plug in the power home or car into Garmin c330. There is a tab in the front Garmin gray frame of your screen. You must take like your fingernails and under the logo "GARMIN" pull the whole gray plastic frame off. Underneath the plastic frame to the right hand side. There is a "RESET" button. Make sure power is plugged in while hitting reset. Your battery should come back to life. Cheers

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