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Garmin Nuvi GPS Stopped working

I have a Garmin Nuvi and it was working fine at 5pm. I was shopping and when I went to turn it on to travel back to my hotel it would not turn on. Is there a reset button or something I can do? I know it is not the batteries, because I had it plugged in to my car outlet.

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  • Anonymous Dec 06, 2007

    it will not turn on

  • sherriwilson Dec 07, 2007

    I have a nuvi 660 and I have the same problem. Suddenly I can't turn it on no matter what I try. I tried just charging it and then turning it on and I tried the reset button and then plugging it into the charger. It just seems dead. I just used it 2 days ago and it worked fine.

  • lcm1 Dec 23, 2007

    I have a Nuvi 350 and love (rather, LOVED) it....it simply stopped working one evening while I was driving. The battery had been low, but I have tried charging it using wall current, have tried charging it using car charger, have tried the reset button - no luck!

  • Marmie1 Jan 07, 2008

    My Garmin stopped working on day 366. One day after warranty. It quit working a few times before but then started up again. This time, it stopped completely. The same thing has happened to a friend of mine.

  • latetodinner Jan 09, 2008

    I have a Garmin Nuvi 200 and it is dead.  I called Garmin and their crack staff said "are you sure you plugged it into a USB cable" (yes I am not an idiot) "then you have a defective unit there is nothing we can do".  (Thanks...that was $200 well spent dollars)

  • Anonymous Jan 10, 2008

    My 350 quit working today while driving. It was on battery power and the screen stayed lit but was totally blank. It won't turn on or off...HELP!!

  • Anonymous Feb 11, 2008

    i was going to the hotel, and then my gps atopped... i do not know what to do

  • Anonymous Feb 29, 2008

    I had the Garmin 530 in the car on a very cold night and then left for Florida. When I arrived it was totally dead ... will not respond.

  • kk4202 May 13, 2008

    I have Garmin 340 and while I was driving and was using the GPS it simply got shutdown and never came up.

  • balto2xist Jun 18, 2008

    Have a 4-month old Nuvi 650. Worked fine yesterday - now unit is totally dead. Nothing when I connect to computer or car adapter, nothing on screen, no response to on/off switch.

  • troyo Jul 02, 2008

    I bought a Nuvi for my 80 year old father. I used it for a few weeks so I could "learn it" and then be prepared to teach him (and field phone calls).



    Last night we sat in his car - I attached it to the windshield and turned it on and then said "this is how you turn it off" (switching the manual button at the top). Then it wouldn't turn back on...pretty disappointing...

  • PaulRene4 Jul 11, 2008

    My nuvi 350 is 18 months old. No problems with it at all until today. Turned it on, put in the address and started navigating then the screen got dim and bright a few times, then went out completely. Can't get it to turn back on or reset. It was plugged in at the time.

  • fects18 Jul 31, 2008

    wont reset

  • aguru Aug 17, 2008

    My Garmin Nuvi 270 stopped working all of a sudden today morning. It is about a year old. Was working great till yesterday and today it would just not start.

  • cayman9394 Sep 03, 2008

    I have a garmin street pilot it won't turn on today. It happened awhile back, then suddenly cameback on. I tried pressing the reset button nothing happened.

  • Anonymous Sep 22, 2008

    I was using the calculator function. I turned it off momentarily, and when I tried to turn it on again, it wouldn't turn on. I emailed Garmin for support.

  • Anonymous Feb 20, 2009

    I just got my garmin 750 in the mail from amazon about 5 hours ago. it worked fine until just a few moments ago when it went black and now it won't turn on... wow... any help out there?

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2009

    I have a Nuvi 205 that's not even 3 weeks old and it's down!!!!

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Hey everyone I might have the solution:

Just got done "fixing" mine, turns out it didn't need any fixing whatsoever, just an update.

I had the same problem most of you seem to have:

Device: StreetPilot C340 worked great when I bought it and for months until one day, it just doesn't turn on...wtf right?

I was halfway done with tech support for an RMA request, (some of you might still need this) and that's when I noticed the usb input on the side of the device (like most of you I thought, why the hell does it even have one?) I plugged my universal camera usb cord into the pc, (At this point the device was on! and charging too!) and went to the garmin website, feel free to search but you will end up with this page:

http://www8.garmin.com/support/collection.jsp?product=999-99999-27

pretty straight forward after this, follow the step by step depending on whether you have a mac or pc, download and run the "webupdater" mine was for windows, so I ran this all the way through and bam your good to go, you even have the option of updating the voice and language preference after the initial updates.

hope this helped everyone!

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Reset Button worked for my Garmin Nuvi 200! Thanks whoever Posted about the Reset Button! I didnt even see it there!

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The unlabeled button under the antennae flap is the reset button. Thanks for posting that solution! Worked immediately!

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My Nuvi 205 was working fine and then turned off and would not turn back on

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I have a garmin c330 and it powered on today for about 10 secs then went off, I have it plugged into the lighter and the fuses are good - why won't it come back on and where is the reset button if this will work?

this unit is only 2 years old or so.

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Posted on Oct 22, 2008

My Nuvi 350 was working fine and then turned off and would not turn back on. I simply hit the reset button on the back of the unit and it is working fine again.

Posted on Jul 24, 2008

Garmin baught 25/10/08 & has old maps

Posted on Oct 25, 2008

After last time when it shut off and the reset didn't work, I went to Garmin website and actually hooked my street pilot to the computer which did show it was getting power. There was alot of updates for my garmin and one of the updates seemed to say it would help the shutting off problem. After that it worked again.
FYI the reset button is under the thin face plate on the street pilot.

Posted on Oct 24, 2008

Mine wasn't turning on either. Thanks for posting about the reset button. I didn't even notice it. Now it works again! Yay!

Posted on Aug 30, 2008

Mine wasn't turning on either. Thanks for posting about the reset button. I didn't even notice it. Now it works again! Yay!

Posted on Aug 30, 2008

Same here. I have a Nuvi 350 and had to press reset for it to work again. Strange.

Posted on Jul 28, 2008

Whitch serie of garmin nuvi do you have?

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