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Cant download maps to garmin 600/650

I would contact Garmin via their internet site and or phone them to see if anything at all can be done or not.

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Garmin Edge 305 switches off during use while mounted on the Garmin bike mount. If kept in pocket it works fine. Does it have something to do with the vibration from the bike while on the bike mount?

Could be yes. There are contacts inside the device that become sensitive to vibrations after a while.

I have seen on Internet that it may also be due to USB plug that acts on these contacts.
Anyway in this situation there is no other way than opening the devices and soldering contacts or adding wires to replace these contacts.

As opening device is not at all easy, I recommend you send your device to Garmin support.

Otherwise please check the relevant procedure on the internet

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HI. Where can I find the model for my GPS? I says Garmin Nüvi on the front, on the bottom it says FCC ID: IPH-01278 IC: 1792A-01278 MT102 10R-023994 Thanks, Nina

If its the 600 or 700 series its located on side on Serial Number where you hook it to Suction Cup Mount

Love my Nuvi760

May 29, 2010 | Garmin Nuvi 660 GPS Receiver

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My brand new garmin nuvi 600/650 stop"talking" all of a sound at all; however the headphone is to change the microphone?. Also, the same day it was a message on the screen to...

Brand new device with a manufacturer provided upgrade and it doesnt work? - return it, or contact Garmin directly for a fix. If you start fooling with it, they will not help you.

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When I pulled my Garmin off the windshiled the rubber pice that connects to the mount came out of the mount. How to fix

the piece you speak of is not serviced and the plastic bracket it attaches to is broken, there is no way to fix this and trust it, if the glue joint fails and the Garmin falls off and gets damaged you will have just ruined a $200 GPS, u can replace the mount, contact garmin at for a replacement.

Oct 13, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 350 GPS Receiver

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How do I see the rest of this solution? Garmin Nuvi 660 GPS Receiver Problem: Garmin Nuvi GPS won't acquire satellites Solution by: wingflinger (1 solutions) There is a known hardware bug in the...

you should see it now
There is a known hardware bug in the Garmin 600 series relating to the detection of the connection of an external antenna. The GPS is supposed to do this automatically and when it detects an external antenna plugged in it switches out the internal antenna. Unfortunately, this circuitry doesn't work correctly in some versions of the unit and sometimes it get's comfused and thinks there is an external antenna connected when there is not. This causes the behavior you describe because, for all practical purposes, there is no antenna connected.

Garmin can fix this and they've been known to fix it even on units that are out of warranty. There is a fix that can be done by someone with the right equipment and know-how which requires disassembling the unit and bypassing the antenna switch. Not to be attempted by anyone not experienced in micro surface mount PCB re-work.


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I have a Garmin Nuvi 310 and the windsreen mount keeps falling off the galss irrespective of how much I clean the window and the suction cup. I have heard this is a common problem... I sent an email off...

Have you tried wetting the suction bottom before applying it? Also, try looking into a Garmin friction mount. It's a heavy bean-bag like mount that is filled with lead pellets and has a rubber bottom that won't slide on your dash. It's easily removable, legal in all 50 US states and you'll prevent damage to your Nuvi as your Nuvi won't fall from the glass and hit the dash.

- Jim

Dec 03, 2008 | Garmin GPS

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Suction cup problem

Make sure your windshield and the bottom of the suction cup is clean. Clean it with some warter & detergent and wipe dry. Try wetting the bottom of the suction cup before applying it to the window.

I recommend not using the window mount. I recommend using the dash friction mount. You take the risk of cracking your LCD screen when it falls.

1. The dash friction mount will not fall.
2. It's easily removable/
3. It's legal in all 50 states (window mount is not).

- Jim

Nov 05, 2008 | Garmin nuvi 350 GPS Receiver

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Garmin Street Pilot c340 mount

Try a hard reset using the reset button under the silver trim on the front. Pull off the trim ring by hooking your fingernail under it right below the logo.

If that doesn't work, then take the unit off of the mount for a better look at the contacts. Re-seat the mount onto the unit and see if that helped. If the mount is damaged, consider getting a friction mount instead of the suction cup. For about $40 you'd get new power contacts and a new cord, and the unit would sit on your dash instead of falling off the windshield all the time.

All of this is assuming that the problem occurred suddenly after a fall, and that your battery is still good.

Oct 13, 2008 | Garmin StreetPilot c340 GPS Receiver

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