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Moisture in the screen

Wen when turning on my garmin gps 492 i could hardly see whats on the screen could you please help me find a solution to my problem

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SOURCE: Garmin Streetpilot i3 GPS cannot load map to memory card

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The Garmin C340 comes preloaded with maps while the I3 require that the maps be installed onto a micro sd card.

You can place the micro SD card into a SD adapter and use a regular card reader to download your maps. When the software ask for 'Device' to download to use the drop down arrow and find your drive letter associated with the card reader. Using a card reader will be much faster since the it is ubs 2.0 vs ubs 1.1

You could also go to Garmin website and download and install the USB drivers, see link below.

http://www8.garmin.com/support/agree.jsp?id=591

Posted on Jan 30, 2008

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SOURCE: Garmin GPS screen is blurry.

two things it could be first.. you cleaned it with windex or some kind if cleaner which damaged the screen or the lcd in the unit is going out common in the older garmins... if this is the case you will have to send it back to garmin to have it repaired

Posted on Aug 31, 2008

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SOURCE: Garmin GPS touchscreen is damaged - what can I do?

Overlay is dented.

Posted on Sep 13, 2008

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SOURCE: Garmin Streetpilot i3 GPS cannot load map to memory card

haveing a hard time trying to download any updates. I dont have the disk eather for my unit. I have the streetpiolt 2720

Posted on Nov 13, 2008

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M'y Garmin 492 shuts off after 2 or 3 minutes.Any suggestions


Have you checked the battery? You can have the battery checked for free at any Interstate battery outlet.

Jul 01, 2015 | Garmin GPSMAP 492 GPS Receiver

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Garmin GPS - stuck , not updating, no signal problems, update maps


If your Garmin GPS is stuck on a loading screen, not updating properly, not acquiring a signal or having other quirky problems. You can follow the steps below to help resolve some of these issues.

In order to update the firmware on your Garmin GPS device you will need a USB cable and Garmin's WebUpdater software. You can find the update software from the following link below,

Click here for update software

Click here for map updates

To update your firmware through the WebUpdater software, you want to turn off your GPS device, plug it into your computer. Run the WebUpdater software then turn on your device. If the software does not list your GPS then click the "Find Device" button.

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Updating the maps can resolve issues with missing streets, or the unit being off entirely(roads are updated throughout the world on a constant basis). Keeping your software up to date is always recommended.

Firmware upgrades will help resolve issues in the operating software, and may even help GPS problems you are experiencing. If not, you can perform a soft reset. As a last resort, you will want to perform a hard reset below.

Perform a hard/soft reset
A hard reset will reset the device back to factory defaults. This will also delete any of your personal favorites saved on the device.





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Soft Reset

Slide the power button to the left and hold in this position for 8 seconds. Push the switch to the right to power the GPS back on.


Hard Reset
Turn the unit off. Press and hold the bottom right of the GPS screen. Continue to hold while powering on the GPS. you should now have a prompt asking you to erase all data. Select Yes. Afterwards, it is recommended that you leave the GPS outside somewhere safe to acquire a GPS signal. Once this is done, you can update the GPS using the update steps described at the beginning of this article.


-G33k


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Touchscreen on a Garmin nuvi 1350 doesn't work


My touchscreen on Garmin nuvi 1390 not working too and .calibration it's help alsoI did twice hard reset my GPS Garmin Nuvi 1390 and nothing happening and after I tried different trick,when I turned GPS off I hold the top left corner screen.The screen exchange for calibrations and I pressed several times according request and my GPS Garmin Nuvi 1390 started work,but repairing company wanna charge me $100 Canadian dollars.I didn't connect GPS to computer

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with the garmin off, hold down the right bottom of the screen and turn the garmin on, it will then ask you if you want to perform a hard reset. Choose yes and that should fix your problem.

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The garmin is on but frozen


Look near the SN # and press the reset button.

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with the garmin off, hold down the right bottom of the screen and turn the garmin on, it will then ask you if you want to perform a hard reset. Choose yes and that should fix your problem.

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Hi

I had the same problem. My Nuvi 350 did not power up for a couple of days. I suspected moisture to be the culprit. So I took my wife's hair dryer and blew hot air(in the intermediate setting) into the SD card slot in the GPS for a couple of minutes. Take care not to overheat the GPS or Screen.
Pronto my GPS powered up without any issues.
Hope this helps

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with the garmin off, hold down the right bottom of the screen and turn the garmin on, it will then ask you if you want to perform a hard reset. Choose yes and that should fix your problem.

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Garmin c550 GPS-Won't turn on at all.


could the battery be dead? Leave it to charge on the wall charger for several hours. Then try again. There is a way to do a hard reset....

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