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My garmin nuvi 1490 when you switch it on, only says GARMIN and won't progress on to the maps?

My garmin nuvi 1490 won't turn on properly. it only switches on to GARMIN on the screen then that is it. wont allow access to the maps. ive tried online troubleshoot process to perform a hard reset, but this doesn't seem to work

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I had a 200 W Nuvi with the same problem. Luckily it happened with the first 3 months, so i could return it to Garmin under warranty for a free replacement

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You must call Garmin at 1-800-800-1020 they will walk you through plugging in nuvi to your computer (must have usb cord) and it will upload then go to my computer and choose garmin drive then click garmin folder and either find the folder they say or make new one like I did with the guy on the phone and put in code. The only information needed is the numbers on the bottom of the device.... super fast fix!

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Master reset is after you turn on the GPS put a finger on the left lower corner rightaway and then keep the finger there, wait until it shows up the "Do you really want to start up in maintainance mode"

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Take a look at this site, http://www.garmin.be/missing.html Download and unzip the software, plug your garmin in the USB and start the updater.exe program. It gets you started again. Later on you can use the Webupdater to get possible newer software..
It worked for me and my Zumo550
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Try the Hard Reset procedure outlined in this tip.

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Does your Garmin Nuvi 205 or 205W Freeze at Loading Maps?
Does it lock up or stop working?

This tip will describe how to perform a hard reset of the device, and how to backup your 'Favorites' in case the hard reset erases them.

A hard reset (or Clear All User Data) has been known to resolve unit quirks and strange behavior after firmware updates. It's generally recommended to perform it after a firmware update but is not required by any means. However, if you're seeing quirks and strange behavior with your unit after the firmware update, it is a good idea to do a hard reset of the unit. It's also one of the first things that Garmin will have you do when contact tech support regarding quirky unit behavior.

Backup and Restoration Procedure for Favorites:

The Hard Reset procedure has been known to delete your Favorites, so back them up beforehand.

  1. From the Nuvi drive, copy '/Garmin/GPX/current.gpx' to a backup location on your computer.
  2. After the hard reset, copy your backed up 'current.gpx' from your computer back to the '/Garmin/GPX/' folder on the Nuvi, but be sure to rename it 'temp.gpx'.
  3. On the next power cycle, the Favorites will be read from 'temp.gpx' into the non-user accessible memory area on the Nuvi where they are actually stored.
Perform the Hard Reset:

*Note that this will clear all user selected settings on the unit

  1. Power the unit off.
  2. Remove the battery and wait several minutes.
  3. Install the battery.
  4. Press and hold (and continue to hold) the bottom-right corner of the screen while powering the unit on.
  5. Continue to hold the screen until the "Do you want to erase all user data?"prompt appears.
  6. Press "yes" and the unit will reboot. This resets all your location settings and user preferences.

If possible after the hard reset, let the unit sit outdoors in the open for about 30 minutes or so to let the unit re-acquire the satellite almanac data.


You have now performed a hard reset of your Garmin Nuvi 205 and 205W.

I hope that helps.

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Corrupted map or firmware files prevents the unit from booting normally. More info on boot-up problems here:

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Models: Nuvi 1410, Nuvi 1440, Nuvi 1450, Nuvi 1490


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Does your Garmin Nuvi 1490 Freeze at Loading Maps?
Does it lock up or stop working?

This tip will describe how to perform a hard reset of the device, and how to backup your 'Favorites' in case the hard reset erases them. The next step in fixing your Nuvi when it doesn't start properly is to update its system software using Garmin WebUpdater.

A hard reset (or Clear All User Data) has been known to resolve unit quirks and strange behavior. It's generally recommended to perform it after a firmware update but is not required by any means. However, if you're seeing quirks and strange behavior with your unit after the firmware update, it is a good idea to do a hard reset of the unit.

Backup and Restoration Procedure for Favorites:

The Hard Reset procedure has been known to delete your Favorites, so back them up beforehand.

  1. From the Nuvi drive, copy '/Garmin/GPX/current.gpx' to a backup location on your computer.
  2. After the hard reset, copy your backed up 'current.gpx' from your computer back to the '/Garmin/GPX/' folder on the Nuvi, but be sure to rename it 'temp.gpx'.
  3. On the next power cycle, the Favorites will be read from 'temp.gpx' into the non-user accessible memory area on the Nuvi where they are actually stored.
Perform the Hard Reset:

*Note that this will clear all user selected settings on the unit

  1. Power the unit off.
  2. Remove the battery and wait several minutes.
  3. Install the battery.
  4. Press and hold (and continue to hold) the bottom-right corner of the screen while powering the unit on.
  5. Continue to hold the screen until the "Do you want to erase all user data?" prompt appears.
  6. Press "yes" and the unit will reboot. This resets all your location settings and user preferences.

If possible after the hard reset, let the unit sit outdoors in the open for about 30 minutes or so to let the unit re-acquire the satellite almanac data.


You have now performed a hard reset of your Garmin Nuvi 1490 series GPS unit.

I hope that helps.
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Garmin Nuvi 1490 QuickStart Download
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Models: Nuvi 1410, Nuvi 1440, Nuvi 1450, Nuvi 1490

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Does your Garmin Nuvi 1490 GPS get stuck or freeze at startup, or when loading maps?

Looking to reflash the firmware / system software for your Garmin GPS device?

Replacing the brains of your Garmin GPS is the surest way to resolve freezing, hanging, and erratic behavior. Keeping the system software and firmware in your Garmin GPS current and up-to-date is also the best way to keep it performing well.

Your GPS may not start properly at all, and display a 'System Software Missing" message. This tip will describe how to restore your Garmin Nuvi GPS system software using Garmin Webupdater.

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  1. The first step is to download the WebUpdater software.
  2. Plug in your Nuvi GPS into your PC with the USB cord.
  3. Run the WebUpdater program to install it to your computer and update the system software of your GPS.
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Your Garmin Nuvi should now be running as good as new.

I hope that helps.
____________________________________
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Garmin Nuvi 1490 QuickStart Download
Garmin Nuvi 1490 Webupdate
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Garmin Nuvi 1490 Hard Reset

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Models: Nuvi 1410, Nuvi 1440, Nuvi 1450, Nuvi 1490

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Have you lost your Owner's Quickstart Manual for your Garmin Nuvi 1490 GPS?

Would you like a digital copy of the Garmin Nuvi 1490 Quickstart Users Guide for easy searching of terms and quick reference?

The Nuvi 1490 Quickstart manual is available free in pdf format, just follow the photo link below:

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I hope that helps.
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Garmin Nuvi 1490 Hard Reset

on May 27, 2010 | GPS

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Models: Nuvi 1410, Nuvi 1440, Nuvi 1450, Nuvi 1490

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Have you lost your Owner's Manual for your Garmin Nuvi 1490 GPS?

Would you like a digital copy of the Garmin Nuvi 1490 Users Guide for easy searching of terms and quick reference?

The Nuvi 1490 manual is available free in pdf format, just follow the photo link below:

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I hope that helps.
________________________________________________
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Garmin Nuvi 1490 QuickStart Download
Garmin Nuvi 1490 Webupdate
Garmin Nuvi 1490 Favorites Backup
Garmin Nuvi 1490 Hard Reset

on May 27, 2010 | GPS

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Models: Nuvi 1200, Nuvi 1210, Nuvi 1240, Nuvi 1245 , Nuvi 1250, Nuvi 1255, Nuvi 1260
Models: Nuvi 1300, Nuvi 1300, Nuvi 1310, Nuvi 1340, Nuvi 1350, Nuvi 1370, Nuvi 1390
Models: Nuvi 1410, Nuvi 1440, Nuvi 1450, Nuvi 1490


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3f21bd4.jpg

Does your Garmin Nuvi 1490 Freeze at Loading Maps?
Does it lock up or stop working?

This tip will describe how to perform a hard reset of the device, and how to backup your 'Favorites' in case the hard reset erases them. The next step in fixing your Nuvi when it doesn't start properly is to update its system software using Garmin WebUpdater.

A hard reset (or Clear All User Data) has been known to resolve unit quirks and strange behavior. It's generally recommended to perform it after a firmware update but is not required by any means. However, if you're seeing quirks and strange behavior with your unit after the firmware update, it is a good idea to do a hard reset of the unit.

Backup and Restoration Procedure for Favorites:

The Hard Reset procedure has been known to delete your Favorites, so back them up beforehand.

  1. From the Nuvi drive, copy '/Garmin/GPX/current.gpx' to a backup location on your computer.
  2. After the hard reset, copy your backed up 'current.gpx' from your computer back to the '/Garmin/GPX/' folder on the Nuvi, but be sure to rename it 'temp.gpx'.
  3. On the next power cycle, the Favorites will be read from 'temp.gpx' into the non-user accessible memory area on the Nuvi where they are actually stored.
Perform the Hard Reset:

*Note that this will clear all user selected settings on the unit

  1. Power the unit off.
  2. Remove the battery and wait several minutes.
  3. Install the battery.
  4. Press and hold (and continue to hold) the bottom-right corner of the screen while powering the unit on.
  5. Continue to hold the screen until the "Do you want to erase all user data?" prompt appears.
  6. Press "yes" and the unit will reboot. This resets all your location settings and user preferences.

If possible after the hard reset, let the unit sit outdoors in the open for about 30 minutes or so to let the unit re-acquire the satellite almanac data.


You have now performed a hard reset of your Garmin Nuvi 1490 series GPS unit.

I hope that helps.
__________________________________________
Garmin Nuvi 1490 Manual Download
Garmin Nuvi 1490 QuickStart Download
Garmin Nuvi 1490 Webupdate
Garmin Nuvi 1490 Favorites Backup
Garmin Nuvi 1490 Hard Reset

on May 27, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 1490T GPS Receiver

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Models: Nuvi 1200, Nuvi 1210, Nuvi 1240, Nuvi 1245 , Nuvi 1250, Nuvi 1255, Nuvi 1260
Models: Nuvi 1300, Nuvi 1300, Nuvi 1310, Nuvi 1340, Nuvi 1350, Nuvi 1370, Nuvi 1390
Models: Nuvi 1410, Nuvi 1440, Nuvi 1450, Nuvi 1490

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Would you like to back up a copy of your Garmin Nuvi 1490 Favorites and Waypoints?

Backup and Restoration Procedure for Favorites:

  1. From the Nuvi drive, copy '/Garmin/GPX/current.gpx' to a backup location on your computer.
  2. After a hard reset or loss of data, copy your backed up 'current.gpx' from your computer back to the '/Garmin/GPX/' folder on the Nuvi, but be sure to rename it 'temp.gpx'.
  3. On the next power cycle, the Favorites will be read from 'temp.gpx' into the non-user accessible memory area on the Nuvi where they are actually stored.
I hope that helps.
______________________________________
Garmin Nuvi 1490 Manual Download
Garmin Nuvi 1490 QuickStart Download
Garmin Nuvi 1490 Webupdate
Garmin Nuvi 1490 Favorites Backup
Garmin Nuvi 1490 Hard Reset

on May 27, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 1490T GPS Receiver

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Garmin Nuvi 1490 Webupdate Models: Nuvi 1200, Nuvi 1210, Nuvi 1240, Nuvi 1245...


Garmin Nuvi 1490 Webupdate

Models: Nuvi 1200, Nuvi 1210, Nuvi 1240, Nuvi 1245 , Nuvi 1250, Nuvi 1255, Nuvi 1260
Models: Nuvi 1300, Nuvi 1300, Nuvi 1310, Nuvi 1340, Nuvi 1350, Nuvi 1370, Nuvi 1390
Models: Nuvi 1410, Nuvi 1440, Nuvi 1450, Nuvi 1490

fdbde86.jpg

7347ace.jpg

Does your Garmin Nuvi 1490 GPS get stuck or freeze at startup, or when loading maps?

Looking to reflash the firmware / system software for your Garmin GPS device?

Replacing the brains of your Garmin GPS is the surest way to resolve freezing, hanging, and erratic behavior. Keeping the system software and firmware in your Garmin GPS current and up-to-date is also the best way to keep it performing well.

Your GPS may not start properly at all, and display a 'System Software Missing" message. This tip will describe how to restore your Garmin Nuvi GPS system software using Garmin Webupdater.

ce00fb3.jpg

  1. The first step is to download the WebUpdater software.
  2. Plug in your Nuvi GPS into your PC with the USB cord.
  3. Run the WebUpdater program to install it to your computer and update the system software of your GPS.
e5cf731.jpg

Your Garmin Nuvi should now be running as good as new.

I hope that helps.
____________________________________
Garmin Nuvi 1490 Manual Download
Garmin Nuvi 1490 QuickStart Download
Garmin Nuvi 1490 Webupdate
Garmin Nuvi 1490 Favorites Backup
Garmin Nuvi 1490 Hard Reset

on May 27, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 1490T GPS Receiver

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Download Garmin Nuvi 1490 Quickstart Manual

Models: Nuvi 1200, Nuvi 1210, Nuvi 1240, Nuvi 1245 , Nuvi 1250, Nuvi 1255, Nuvi 1260
Models: Nuvi 1300, Nuvi 1300, Nuvi 1310, Nuvi 1340, Nuvi 1350, Nuvi 1370, Nuvi 1390
Models: Nuvi 1410, Nuvi 1440, Nuvi 1450, Nuvi 1490

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Have you lost your Owner's Quickstart Manual for your Garmin Nuvi 1490 GPS?

Would you like a digital copy of the Garmin Nuvi 1490 Quickstart Users Guide for easy searching of terms and quick reference?

The Nuvi 1490 Quickstart manual is available free in pdf format, just follow the photo link below:

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Download Garmin Nuvi 1490 Quickstart Manual



I hope that helps.
________________________________________________
Garmin Nuvi 1490 Manual Download
Garmin Nuvi 1490 QuickStart Download
Garmin Nuvi 1490 Webupdate
Garmin Nuvi 1490 Favorites Backup
Garmin Nuvi 1490 Hard Reset

on May 27, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 1490T GPS Receiver

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Garmin Nuvi 1490 Manual Download


Download Garmin Nuvi 1490 Manual

Models: Nuvi 1200, Nuvi 1210, Nuvi 1240, Nuvi 1245 , Nuvi 1250, Nuvi 1255, Nuvi 1260
Models: Nuvi 1300, Nuvi 1300, Nuvi 1310, Nuvi 1340, Nuvi 1350, Nuvi 1370, Nuvi 1390
Models: Nuvi 1410, Nuvi 1440, Nuvi 1450, Nuvi 1490

0685282.jpg
2de2302.jpg

Have you lost your Owner's Manual for your Garmin Nuvi 1490 GPS?

Would you like a digital copy of the Garmin Nuvi 1490 Users Guide for easy searching of terms and quick reference?

The Nuvi 1490 manual is available free in pdf format, just follow the photo link below:

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Download Garmin Nuvi 1490 Manual


I hope that helps.
________________________________________________
Garmin Nuvi 1490 Manual Download
Garmin Nuvi 1490 QuickStart Download
Garmin Nuvi 1490 Webupdate
Garmin Nuvi 1490 Favorites Backup
Garmin Nuvi 1490 Hard Reset

on May 27, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 1490T GPS Receiver

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