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GPS Maps 60 Won't turn on...

I have used it for about a yr...was working fine until other day...It ran out of battery power while connected via USB to my computer...I disconnected from computer and placed fresh batteries into the GPS...and it has not turned on since...I've tried everything..different batteries...looking for a reset switch...there are no trouble shooting guides in the owners manual...What can I do...other then send the unit back which will cost me over 100.00 dollars??

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Re: GPS Maps 60 Won't turn on...

I had a similar problem. I opened the unit up and the two contacts (little metal tabs) that make contact from the battery to the circuit board had to be bent up a bit so they make contact.

Posted on Sep 12, 2007

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How do I upload the 2015 maps on my garmin free?

You have to purchase map updates from Garmin. No freebies.

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I have a Garmin Nuvi 200W and have been receiving a message that it needs to be updated. Would I need a special accessory cord to connect to my computer? Also, is there a charge for updates? Thanks in...

That could be an update for maps or software..... software updates are free... new maps are from 50 to 60 dollars..... but do a software update first...if your maps are more that 2 years old i would buy new map

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Garmin gps powers off even when fully charged

If you're "recharging" via the car charger - you might want to try charging via USB jack on your computer - or AC adapter (if your GPS shipped with one) for 5 or more hours.

Many Garmin units develop this condition when used strictly in the car / cigar outlet power source. While connected to your computer, you should go to Garmin's website and download, install & run the "webupdater" software. When complete, your Garmin GPS will have the latest firmware and patches to the software (not maps!).

After charging via USB or AC adapter, your GPS should stay on. If your GPS turns on via a slide switch on the top, Slide the switch from OFF and hold in the ON position for 10 seconds before letting go of the switch. This should force a "boot" on the GPS.

If you're unable to get the device to power up, contact Garmin Support to determine if your device is affected by a a recent battery recall or if there are other suggestions they have to solve the problem.

I hope this helps!

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My garmin ran out of charge and when it was plugged in to the car charger it says loading maps then stays on the garmin page and goes no further...

Disconnect the nuvi from the car charger and connect it to your computer's USB port with the supplied cable (or any USB cable you have that fits it), and leave connected overnight (8 + hours).

You should be able to get the GPS to start up as expected after charging via USB port. if this happens again, simply repeat.

Good luck!

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My Garmin nuvi 250W GPS is NOT powering on.

try connecting it to your computer via the usb cable. that may reset it. outdated maps will not cause this problem.

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now, with the charger plugged in and unit off, press and hold the power button for upto 7 seconds or till it starts.

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When I start my garmin nuvi 765t. it will try to start but just before finishing loading the maps it shuts down and keeps trying to start until I turn it off. also my computer does not recognize it when I...

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Ensure that the battery is fully charged via the battery strength icon, prior to aquiring satellites.

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I have the same problem. The unit works until I connect it to whatever computer via USB (Mac or PC). The screen blanks out as soon as I plug in the USB cable. I have to disconnect the device and only then I am able to turn it on again. That started after Firmware update from V 2.90 to 3.00 . I am not sure this is causing problem. What about the firmware versions of your devices ? Are they all on the latest ?
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