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Garmin streetpilot 2620

Hi, when I turn on my Garmin it does a continuous loop and then tells me that it can't find the maps, it has a bad format. Someone told me there is a reset button in it, is that true?

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Re: garmin streetpilot 2620

There is no reset button. Every time you turn off your Garmin and turn it back on it reloads everything fresh. What is likely the cause of what you are experiencing is a failed Cornice microdrive. It is near impossible to fix with the parts available today (May 2010) and it is more time management and cost effective simply to purchase a working 2610 from a third party site, or to purchase a new unit from the store that is still supported. In addition to the parts issue Garmin discontinued Map support for the 2620 (and 2610) in 2009.

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Here is the link that is good for a few more days, however, may relist it. The seller is yumelectronics and the search term is 2009 City Navigator.

Here is the search for EBAY:

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It is $99.99.

Good luck, and let me know if you have any other questions.

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