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Garmin 2730 OFF and ON

I have a 2730 that repeatedly clicks off and then back on. The car can be just sitting there with the motor off, and the Garmin recycles. Can this be fixed? Thanks Bob

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Re: garmin 2730 OFF and ON

Had a similar problem about a year ago., and discovered that the jack on the power cord had split at the seam and the contacts were not touching the unit consistently. A little bit of super glue to glue the halves of the plug together solved the problem.

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The touch screen now works intermitantly, and it appears that their is a mist on the inside (water??). No one has opened this unit up. Is it warrenteed? What is the fix for this?

It sounds as if a small amount of water or moisture has entered the GPS.

The 2730 is now a discontinued product, and if bought new, is likely out of warranty. If purchased recently (less than a year) as a factory refurbished device, it would normally be covered under a Garmin Factory warranty. Water damage however, may not be covered.

If it is no longer covered, Garmin offers a "flat rate" repair for $170. Learn how to go about obtaining this service at the site below:

A couple things come to mind... at $170, to me - it doesn't seem to make much sense to repair, when "like new" factory refurbished GPS units can be had for the same / less money. The refurbs come with 1 year warranties (instead of a 90 day type after repair) & latest version of maps.

Lastly, if you don't want to do either of the suggestions above, you could attempt removing the back cover and allowing the device to fully dry out in direct sunlight for a day or two. Reassemble and operate the GPS again. Doing this sooner rather than later will increase the chances of successful drying with having permanent water damage.

Good luck!

Oct 08, 2009 | Garmin StreetPilot 2730 GPS Receiver

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Outside of the screen on my Garmin 2730 split and peeled away. Looking either for somewhere to purchase replacement screen or reasonable repair.


The only way to repair is to go to a authorized Garmin service center.If this is not under warranty then let me know your zip code.

Aug 02, 2008 | Garmin GPS Devices

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Started out on route. Garmin nuvi 255 kept repeating same thing

This has happened to me also,therefore I never start the location I am going to untill I am in the car ready to go,I turned the unit off,then on and went to my favourites and touched my location again,worked for me,good luck.I keep all the locations I am going to now or in the future in favourites,saves time.

Sep 21, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Garmin 2730 touch screen has failed. cannot get past first screen

My 2730 would not calibrate. I saw this on a forum and it worked like a charm.

1) Fill a bowl or sink with warm water and a small amount of neutral soap. AJAX worked for me!!!!
2) Turn the SP2xxx screen down towards the water and immerse the front of the unit in the water.
3) Using a *soft* toothbrush, *gently* clean around the frame edges of the screen. With care, the soft bristles should dislodge any foreign object that may have become lodged between the screen and the unit case.
4) Rinse the front of the unit under running water.
5) Gently dry the outside of the unit with a soft towel or cloth.
6) If desired, leave the unit in a warm airing cupboard overnight to completely dry out.

Hook up the unit and try it out! All reports I've read elsewhere reported that the touch screen worked again after this process. If it fails, you were going to send it back to Garmin anyway so you haven't lost anything by trying it. This worked and I plugged it in right after with hair drying on cool for a couple minutes.

Aug 12, 2009 | Garmin StreetPilot 2610 GPS Receiver

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My Garmin StreetPilot 2730 won't hold its settings.

Do a hard reset.

Turn the unit off, then hold down the menu and map buttons, simultaneously, then turn the unit back on and continue to hold down the buttons down for at least five more seconds, then the unit will power up. At that point it's like the unit is being used for the first time and you will have to reset everything. You will lose your XM presets, but the MP3's were still there.

Also after if this does not work, plug in your garmin and mount it, mac or pc whatever, then go in your garmin file erase all maps should be gmapsupp.img or gmapprom.img. Reload your maps from mapinstall.

Jan 14, 2009 | Garmin StreetPilot 2730 GPS Receiver

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My device displays a message that my primary maps have been deleted and i need to know how to reinstall them so mt garmin will work

What model is it? If you have a 2720 or 2730, and the original DVD with unlock code, run that on your PC. When asked, enter the unlock code into the program. Select all the maps by dragging the mouse across all of the US (hold down the left mouse botton). All the highlighted should turn "pink". Once selected, click on SEND TO UNIT and wait. This process can take some time. Once there, you shouldn't have a problem.

Jul 25, 2008 | Garmin GPS Devices

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The GPS is defective. Your usb/xm port is broken. You need to send it back to garmin.

Apr 11, 2008 | Garmin StreetPilot 2730 GPS Receiver

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Uploaded Map Update 2008 City Navigator North American NT now maps locked

I held on the phone with Garmin for about 2 hours, but they fixed my unit, PATIENCE!

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Loose XM antenna connection for garmin 2730

Try cleaning the end of the antenna with alcohol and a qtip. Also the unit itself. Are you able to hook up usb no problem? If so it is the antenna. It is either dirty or broken.

May 24, 2007 | Garmin StreetPilot 2730 GPS Receiver

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