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Keeps powering down immediately after turning on

Garmin Nuvi 680 keeps powering down

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    SHARCNET-USA May 11, 2010

    Is it fully charged? Does it do this when connected to an external power source like the car or AC adapter?

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It may need a battery replacement.
The battery life on mine has diminished in just about a year's use from about 3+ hrs when new to maybe an hour now.
Some batteries have a "memory" and should be allowed to drain fully before recharging. But once its charge length diminishes, its time to replace the battery.

Posted on Jun 30, 2009

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I have a similar issue, it does not even power on even connected to ac adapter.

Posted on Jun 12, 2009

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In some nuvi models there is a reset button.But in some nuvi models there is no reset button.you have mentioned only garmin nuvi but not mentioned the model of the garmin nuvi.But still i will mention the reset button location of some garmin nuvi models.Hope that helps you.
The reset button/procedure for garmin nuvi models
In order to reset Garmin device or enter into maintenance mode, perform one of the following procedures:

Power off Garmin unit. Press on continuously the upper top left corner of screen and then power on the unit by pressing once on the Power button. You should be prompted to clear all user data, or asked if do you really want to start up in maintenance mode. Press “Yes” to reset (warning: all data will be erased and lost, so backup before proceeding) or enter maintenance mode.
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Reset button on the bottom of the nuvi backside.
Click on the link below to get the exact location of the reset button.http://www8.garmin.com/manuals/1512_SetupandGo!.pdf also check out this link too http://www8.garmin.com/manuals/Nuvi350_OwnersManual.pdf Thanks. keep updated for any more query.you can rate this solutionand show your appreciation.

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No it's not the battery power: your nuvi has suffered the firmware equivalent of a stroke.

These are the steps to take to update your Nuvi 200:

Download and then run Garmin 200 WebUpdater to replace its firmware / system software.

I hope that helps.
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Nuvi 200 Manuals here.
Backup your favorites.
Nuvi 200 Hard Reset.

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Hello :

It's a common software problem with your device . To correct the problem I recommend you to reset it .

Here is how to reset your device :

1:Turn the Nuvi on.

2:Touch the tools icon on the main screen. The tools icon is represented by a wrench surrounded by a blue circle.


3:Touch the "Settings" icon which appears as a wrench.

4:Push the "Restore" button at the bottom of the screen. A confirmation message will appear asking to confirm restoring the Nuvi to factory settings. Push yes to restore the factory settings
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Try this for hard reset .

Turn off Garmin device. Press down on bottom right corner of the touchscreen [ Don't let go ] , and then power on the GPS unit. You should be prompted whether do you really want to erase all user data, or asked if do you really want to start up in maintenance mode. Press “Yes” to reset (warning: all data will be erased and lost, so backup before proceeding) or enter maintenance mode.

PLEASE DON'T FORGET TO RATE !

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