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Hi, I have a garmin 545s, and it's not staying

Hi, I have a garmin 545s, and it's not staying on.... I turn the light on the keys for a few moments then completly off.... I was using it all day long, and then my son wanted music and so he changed the battery, it turned off, and nothing again.... I reached out to garmin, but those guys do not service this unit anymore.... Things I've tried: 1. verify unit is getting power.... 2. plug into another unit's plug, and it still did not work.... 3. I download the update from garmin, and put it on a card.... HELP PLEASE!!! ANY HELP WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED!!! THX!!! Ed edleon@helpmerank.com

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SOURCE: Garmin Nuvi Firmaware Update Complete, Unable to catch satellite signal

So what happens when you connect it to the PC?
Make sure no sd cards are installed while you do this.
download and install web updater, run it it gets to a screen where it looks for the gps, plug the usb cable into the GPS (no USB hubs please!!!) Make sure it detects the GPS before you continue. Select the updates you need (don't install all the languages !!) after this is done the program will report the downloads are on the garmin, unplug the unit and it will reboot and whilst rebooting it will install the updates....so don't touch it until it reboots again and displays the regular screen....and make sure the batery is fully charged before you do this...!

Posted on Jul 23, 2008

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I have the Sounder 178C. It will only work with 128 Mb Cards (or smaller). It does not work with the 256Mb Cards - says "Reading Card" forever.

Per Gramin, I had to buy the 128 Mb card and DVD map update. Then program the card with a USB data programmer to make it work.

Posted on Aug 12, 2009

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My garmin 545s does not turn on


My Garmin 545s would not power up. I took the unit to West Marine, where they had the correct cable to hook it up and test it. The unit immediately powered up and I purchased a $22 cable and installed it. Easiest test and fix I could come up with. Really cheap fix.

Sep 25, 2013 | Garmin GPSMAP 545s GPS Receiver

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How to Download your Garmin GPSMAP 545 / 545s Users Guide


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Have you lost your User's Manual for your Garmin GPSMAP 545 or 545s?
Would you like a digital copy for easy searching of terms and quick reference?

The GPSMAP 545 owner's manual is available from Garmin here.

I hope that helps.

on Jan 31, 2010 | Garmin GPSMAP 545s GPS Receiver

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How to Upgrade and Fix your Garmin GPSMAP 545s System Software


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Does your Garmin GPSMAP 545s freeze up?
Is the screen stuck, or do you loose satellite coverage?

I recommend upgrading the system software of your Garmin 545s. There may not be physical damage to your unit, and it may be completely revitalized by replacing the GPSMAP software with the latest version 5.30 (as of January 7, 2010).

  1. Click on "Download" and choose to save the file to your computer.
  2. Choose a location where you can easily find the file, such as the 'My Documents' folder or 'C:\'.
  3. Once the download is complete, go to the location where you saved the file.
  4. Double-click on the downloaded file. This will automatically extract the files to C:\Garmin and run a program to transfer the software update to an SD card.
  5. Load the SD card into your GPSMAP 545s and turn it on to replace the system software of your unit.
I hope that helps.

on Jan 31, 2010 | Garmin GPSMAP 545s GPS Receiver

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Garmin 545s lost gps signal/reads gps error on satilitte page


Hello,

Lost Satellite Reception - the unit has lost satellite signals. Check
antenna connections or try moving to a location with a clear view of
the sky.

Jan 11, 2012 | Garmin GPSMAP 545s GPS Receiver

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Garmin 545s : The unit powers up, the keys are illuninated, however, the display creen is blank (black no image). The unit beeps when I push the + and - keys and menue keys, but no display?


I recommend upgrading the system software of your Garmin 545s. There may not be physical damage to your unit, and it may be completely revitalized by replacing the GPSMAP software with the latest version 5.30 (as of January 7, 2010).

  1. Click on "Download" and choose to save the file to your computer.
  2. Choose a location where you can easily find the file, such as the 'My Documents' folder or 'C:\'.
  3. Once the download is complete, go to the location where you saved the file.
  4. Double-click on the downloaded file. This will automatically extract the files to C:\Garmin and run a program to transfer the software update to an SD card.
I hope that helps.

Jan 31, 2010 | Garmin GPSMAP 545s GPS Receiver

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My garmin 545 wont turn on. it was working fine and I switched batteries. now it wont turn on


Follow these directions to replace the system software of your Garmin GPSMAP 545s. This should fix it up. It is not uncommon for firmware to become corrupt when switching batteries on some devices.

  1. Click on "Download" and choose to save the file to your computer.
  2. Choose a location where you can easily find the file, such as the 'My Documents' folder or 'C:\'.
  3. Once the download is complete, go to the location where you saved the file.
  4. Double-click on the downloaded file. This will automatically extract the files to C:\Garmin and run a program to transfer the software update to an SD card.
  5. Load the SD card into your GPSMAP 545s and turn it on to replace the system software of your unit.
I hope that helps.

Nov 26, 2009 | Garmin GPSMAP 545s GPS Receiver

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I tranfert bluechart from my PC using mapsource to


I recommend upgrading your system software to the latest version (5.30),
follow this link for directions and the file's location.

  1. Click on "Download" and choose to save the file to your computer.
  2. Choose a location where you can easily find the file, such as the 'My Documents' folder or 'C:\'.
  3. Once the download is complete, go to the location where you saved the file.
  4. Double-click on the downloaded file. This will automatically extract the files to C:\Garmin and run a program to transfer the software update to an SD card.
  5. Load the SD card into your GPSMAP 545s and turn it on to replace the system software of your unit.
I hope that helps.

Jul 04, 2009 | Garmin GPSMAP 545s GPS Receiver

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GPS operation freeze up


Upgrading the system software of your GPSMAP 545s will most likely fix your freezing up problem.

I hope that helps.

May 31, 2009 | Garmin GPSMAP 545s GPS Receiver

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Locating satellite


Initialization time has been greatly reduced with newer system software upgrade for the Garmin GPSMAP 545s. Get your system software upgrade here.

I hope that helps.

Aug 30, 2007 | Garmin GPSMAP 545s GPS Receiver

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