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My garmin 885 is locking up

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There is a reset button on your garmin which you will find recessed into the case of the unit. You need something like the nib of a pen to be able to depress it. You can try depressing it and hold it in until it begins and then cycles through the reset process.

You may find that this resolves the problem of locking up.

Hope this helps.

Posted on Jun 24, 2009

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    According to the manual for this particular model you can reset the unit by sliding the power key to the left and holding it there for a minimum of 8 seconds.

    You can also reset it by removing and then reinstalling the battery.

    Apologies for initial information as that only applies to other models. The manual for your model can be found here (Same as 805)



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