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Garmin Streetpliot 7200 Gremlins

After owning this unit for 18 month, now out of warranty, I have this recurring problem where it is as if someone is remotely pushing the menu button on my touch screen. You can hear the tick, tick, tick and the screen will end up on “Save As Favorite” screen, at which point the touch screen will not respond when any button such as BACK or Menu is pressed. I have to power down the unit several times, or unplug the power to reboot the unit. This works sometimes and will bring me to the Touch Screen Calibration screen, which may fail to calibrate until the third attempted. I have updated to the newest map 2008 software but the problem still pops up. Anybody else have this problem, Garmin wants $350 to repair their SteetPilot 7200 ouch!

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Re: Garmin Streetpliot 7200 Gremlins

As a last resort, you can try a master reset. With the unit off hold your finger on the power key for approximately 15 seconds until you see a message "This operation will erase all waypoints, do you want to continue?"

Tap yes and the unit should reboot then attempt to acquire satellites. You will lose any favorites you have saved but it may save you a trip to the factory.

If the problem persists I would say you have a problem with the internal circuits and repair is the only option.

Posted on Oct 25, 2007

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You do not seem to be missing anything. Sorry to say, you may just have a bad audio circuit in the unit. You can try resetting it. If it has a reset button press it and see if that helps. If you have no reset button, disconnect power for a few minutes and then reconnect it and see if that helps.

You seem to have the settings right so other than a reset there is not much you can do with it but take it to a service center that works on them. It may be hard to find one locally, parts and service data are not readily available for Garmin products. Here is the information you would need to get in touch with Garmin.

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STEP 1: Contact Garmin Technical Support to receive an RMA number.
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***Aviation Panel Mount or Aviation Remote Mount products require an authorized person to return the aircraft system to service after product repair. Please arrange RMA's through your favorite Authorized Garmin Aviation Service Center.***
Phone: 1-800-800-1020 913-397-8200 Fax: 913-397-8282 For Garmin AT products only: Phone: 1-800-525-6726 (U.S.) 1-800-654-3415 (Canada) 503-391-3411 Fax: 503-364-2138
STEP 2: Ship the unit, along with the RMA number, to Garmin.
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Ebay Buyers Beware When Purchasing Garmin GPS Products

For those of you considering purchasing a new/refurbished Garmin GPS product through eBay;

Here is some info taken directly from Garmin's website (FAQ section - search under ebay) See my comments at the end.

Question #1. Does the unit I purchased on EBAY have a warranty?

Products that are purchased from online auctions such as EBAY are not covered by warranty. Online auction confirmations are not accepted for warranty verification and Garmin will not replace any missing components from any package purchased through an online auction.

Question #2. Does Garmin have any authorized dealers on eBay or any other online auction site?

Garmin does not have any authorized dealers that sell new products directly on online auction sites. Any purchases made through online auction sites are on a "buyer beware" basis. A copy of the original sales receipt is required as the proof of purchase for warranty repairs. Online auction confirmations are not accepted for warranty verification and Garmin will not replace any missing components from any package purchased through an online auction.

There is always the possibility that products purchased through eBay or other online auction sites could be stolen merchandise. You assume this risk when you buy through these auction sites. If you buy a Garmin product through an online auction site and later send it to Garmin for service, if the product is determined by Garmin to be stolen merchandise upon receipt at Garmin's facility (through a serial number match), Garmin reserves the right to return the product to its rightful owner or send it to the investigating law enforcement authorities.

Question #3. I purchased a unit through an online auction and Garmin has just informed me that the unit is stolen. What can I do?

If a unit is purchased through an online auction, such as eBay, and that unit is found in our stolen-units database, Garmin is not obligated to release any registration or unlock code information. Also, please be aware that Garmin can request that the stolen unit be returned to Garmin without compensation and report this information to law enforcement authorities.

If the product has already been returned to Garmin for service and is determined by Garmin to be stolen merchandise upon receipt at Garmin's facility (through a serial number match), Garmin reserves the right to return the product to its rightful owner or send it to the investigating law enforcement authorities.

** My Comments **

I purchased my Nuvi 350 on eBay through a so-called Garmin "Authorized Dealer". Three days later when my unit broke, I found out that Garmin would not honor the warranty and they told me that my refurbished unit was already registered to someone else. Garmin also told me that they had never heard of the "eBay dealer" that I had purchased the unit from (ebestdeals4u). This is how I got into fixing the Nuvi's on my own.

Now, I'm not saying that the sellers on eBay are going to rip you off. In my case, my Nuvi worked fine except that the power switch broke 3 days later.

As for stolen units: I'd be cautious of anyone selling a unit with just the GPS and no accessories or just the GPS and car adapter alone. Be more suspicious if they claim the unit is locked with a PIN and that they have forgotten it. If a seller has the original box and all of the accessories, it's less likely that it was stolen from a vehicle. However, ask them if the deal includes the yellow Garmin registration card. You'll need that to register your unit with Garmin and obtain future updates. It has specific information unique to each Nuvi. No two cards are alike.

However, just because you have the card, doesn't mean your unit hasn't already been registered to someone else. If thats the case, you're out of luck, unless the seller can give your the ID & password that it was registered with through Garmin.

You can be assured that if you purchaseed your unit through a well-known retail chain, your Nuvi WILL have a warranty recognized by Garmin. No, I don't work for a major retail chain. I am an Engineer in the Electronics field (not Garmin or any other GPS manufacturer).

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to email me at ks3r at sharc dot net.

Good luck & safe travels,

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