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Shuts off itself

Shuts down and restarts by itself. it does hold the location i programmed in, but it takes several restarts till it works properly

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Had the same problem. Downloaded program update. No more problem.

Posted on Nov 15, 2007

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I had the same exact problem.  The solution had nothing to do with software.  Apparently the connection on the Speaker-slash-12Volt DC Power Supply cable went bad.  And apparently this is very common.  (The location of that bad connection is the place where the cable connects with the GPS, that plug that you slide sideways to supply power to the GPS when you drive. The solution... purchase a new cable.

A friend helped me buy my original Garmin 2720 and he also immediately diagnosed the source of the problem when my power went out intermittently.  He ordered a new replacement cable and all has worked fine since then.  So this is NOT a software problem, it is a simple $40 accessory (hardware) problem. Just replace the cable with a new one. 


Posted on Oct 15, 2007


What version of the firmware is loaded in your GPS? My 2720 was doing the same thing. It would reset itself every 2 or 3 minutes no matter what I did. I updated the firmware to the latest version from the Garmin web site (version 7.1 I think) and it works just fine now.

Posted on Oct 08, 2007

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I have the same proble here in florida guess I will never buy another Garmin since I wasted 1100 dollars on the unit that keeps restarting every few minutes

Posted on Oct 07, 2007

  • shmoo Oct 15, 2007

    Finally got my problem fixed with the garmin 2720 restarting every few minutes I first thought it was the power cable so i wasted 50 bucks on that, then i found this site and read where if i updated my firmware it would work. Well it did except i lost my voice prompts which it tells you. you may after you update but all you do is click on where it tells you and download the voice again. So after that I tried it and it would only say the name of the place I was going I put in Walmart where I live and all it would say was Walmart. So after scratching my head for a few minutes while sitting in the car I went into the menu and reset the defaults and it worked but after that you got too set it back the way you want it as far as your personal preferances. hope this helps someone cause I was scratching my head trying too figure this out since I never abused my garmin and its never been dropped hope this helps...


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October 6, 2007 Same problem in Florida. I have not used my 2720 in the last month, so I do not know when this could have actually started. I was beginning to think I had a defective unit, but I guess there is something else happening with Garmin? Would someone from Garmin respond to this problem??

Posted on Oct 06, 2007

  • doxy80 Oct 10, 2007

    A Great Big Thank You to the person that posted solution #3.


    The solution requires a software update that can be entirely done online.


    The software version that you will get updated to is 7.1.


    Thanks again to the Guest Post on Solution #3. It does work.


    get on for the right fix.




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Posted on Sep 19, 2007

My 2720 just starting doing that today. used it fine for past 4 days on a trip, now it is acting up. Less than 1 year old

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