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Shut down the unit boots up and finds the sats. then shuts down after about 2 min. it doesn't matter if on batteries or plugged in

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Re: shut down

If you haven't done so, try charging the unit on the computer for a few hours. Sometimes this can help.

Posted on Feb 10, 2008

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Possibly both died due to a voltage overload, test the power output from the car charger. Anything over 5.6volts and the car has a faulty cig lighter port. Get it fixed

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Unfortunately, there isn't an easy solution for the Nuvi owner as it requires a custom piece of firmware to flash the unit to make it at least boot. This problem is often caused during a failed firmware and/or map update.

It sounds like a file was corrupted. Sometimes it is better to connect the unit up to a PC, delete the old map and then proceed to install the new one. There are so many issues with memory space causing failed downloads and corrupted files.

If the map file is missing, the unit will boot-up OK, it will just say "Map data unavailable" but if the map file or associated map files are corrupted, it can cause the unit to crash. Your PC won't recognize the Nuvi because you have the reach the main screen before the data communication mode routines are accessed.

We've had some success in restoring some of these units by flashing a "fix" firmware in "pre-boot mode" that doesn't try to load the map or map associated files. This should then allow the unit to boot. Once the unit boots, Windows will recognize it and then you can copy a map over to it from the PC. Reboot the unit and then flash it with the standard firmware.

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No signal

you have to be outside or in a non steel covered building to get a good signal, i have found on my tomtom that sometimes it would scan for sats for 2 mins and nothing, then i would shut it off and restart and then aquire the sats, there is a time in spring and fall when the sun interfers with the sat signal and you wont get anything for 30 mins

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I suspect that the power supply is not making a proper connection and comes loose in the socket, the gps unit then is forced to use battery power but since the battery is not fully charged yet when the battery power is to low the unit shuts down and will stay down till enough of a charge or the power supply gets bumped and makes a solid connection again.

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KUDOS! Others with the same problem informed me that it is a softwear problem and to download the 4.0 version free on the Garmin web site....l'll do it ASAP and write again if it doesn't work...RG

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Garmin 178C Boots up then shuts off

I've had a similar situation with a Magellan, it would power off despite being plugged in.

Its usually a battery issue, perhaps its not getting enough power? You could try to unplug it and do a "hard battery reset" depending on the type of battery. Keep turning it on and let it run out, until it wont even turn on anymore, after that plug it into a charger while off and allow it to charge completely. Turn it on, see if it still shuts off.

Good luck!

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does it do this when on battery mode?
or when its plugged in?
i found they do tend to drain quicker the older it gets and that just because of a week internal battery.. i just leave mine plugged in to the cig lighter in my car and i dont have that problem but if you have to use battery power it will drain fast no real fix unless you get a new internal battery and its much easier to just leave it plugged in.

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Your problem is explained on following site: good luck.
Briefly it has something to do with shutting the unit off while it was uploading software creating an error thus I think you will have to reload your software, check this site for specifics list your problem

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This sounds like a thermal issue. Maybe the lcd is overdriven and getting hot. To find out if this is the case, blow cold air on the receiver while it is running. If it stays connected longer than normal under these chilly conditions, then chances are that some component is overheating and shutting off. It will be most likely a transistor on the signal receiving portion of the board. In that case, I am sure that you will need to send it in to Garmin for repair. Good Luck!

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need new batteries.

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