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Garmin GPSMAP 60Cx Powerup Problem

My Garmin GPSMAP 60Cx won't reliably power up.  Sometimes I have to repeatedly hold down the PWR switch to get it to power up.  It sometimes takes several minutes.  I have the latest software, I've tried taking out the batteries for 30 minutes and that sometimes helps.  Sometimes applying power through the USB cable or RS-232 gets it to power up.  Lately I'm having problems powering down.  I don't think it is the power switch because the switch works fine when dimming the backlight.  A friend of mine has a identical unit and has similar problems.  Is this a common problem?   Any suggestions?

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  • sweed50 May 06, 2008

    Same problem with my 60Cx after only 1 month with light use. Garmin says I need to return it so I am exchanging it with retailer.

  • Anonymous Jul 27, 2008

    My unit is showing exactly same fault. Sound like the power button to me. My unit is almost 2 years old - do garmin offer a repair service?

  • 4212 Aug 18, 2008

    My Garmin won't power up even when plugged into the AC Adaptor



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I suddenly had the same problem. Here a page with the explanations : I removed the cache back to clean power connectors, tighten the cache back to properly adjust the power connectors on the map. Now everything is working properly.

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