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My Garmin 525s does not turn on

The unit does not turn on. The only sign of life is the keyboard illumination (display is dead).

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I tried to reset it but it did not work. I have shipped the GPS back for a replace.
Thanks for trying to help. When I get the new GPS I will start with updating the software as described.

Posted on Oct 29, 2007

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had same exact problem. my unit would come on for a minute and then go black. if you take the silver ring around the face you will see the four screws to take the unit apart if you do have to replace the battery. however first try hitting the reset button on the right side of the unit. remember the cover needs to be off. i hit the reset and my unit powered on with no problems

Posted on Dec 06, 2008

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