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Yes by Garmin, call them for an estimate, it will likely be about $125.00 USD

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My sd card is missing on my Garmin Approach G5 Touchscreen Golf GPS. What do I do

You almost certainly do not need it. If your map list is not showing or if it locked try this:
Firstly, please connect your device to a computer. You will find a folder in the device called 'Garmin'. In this folder will be multiple files that start with the phrase 'gmap'.
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My brand new Garmin Approach G6 will not acquire a GPS signal. Is there some way to correct the problem?

All gps units need a clear view of the sky to collect enough data for a proper "fix". The less obstructions there are, the faster & more accurate the fix will be.

Initially, the first fix may take up to 20 minutes. Long acquisition times typically occur when the unit is powered up after being moved hundreds or miles or more since its last fix. This would be the case from manufacturing location in China where it was shut off to where ever you are now when you turned it on.

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If the back button does not work, power off the Approach.

Connect the Approach to your computer and try running the Garmin WebUpdater to load or reload the latest version of software. This will resolve most issues.

Power it back on and try doing a screen calibration by pressing the wrench in the bottom right corner and arrow down and press Calibrate Screen. Press on the dots using a stylus or the round part on the back of a plastic pen.

You may also want to contact Garmin Support for assistance. 1-800-800-1020

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Check the batteries are fresh and installed correctly.
Connect the unit to your computer and run the Garmin WebUpdater.
download the latest version of WebUpdater software

If the unit is currently up to date, reinstalling the update again will sometimes fix any issues.

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When I press the side start button on my G5 Garmin GPS, only the word "GARMIN" appears and remains on the screen. Pressing the start button nor touching the screen will change anything. The...


The G5 user manual says in order to turn the unit off, press and hold the power button. Pretty common to Garmin GPS units. Have you tried that?

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Approach G5 screen say cannot unlock maps as soon as you turn it on. Suggestions?

There's information on how to unlock maps on Garmin nuvi satnavs at I don't know if the approach G5 would unlock in the same way but there's a good chance it would since they're both made by garmin. All I can say is have a look at the information on the link, check if the information you need is available on myGarmin and if the same files are on your GPS. If all these are the same it should work.

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I put new batteries in , pushed on button, Garmin screen comes on and that's it and then can't turn off. Need to pull the batteries to turn off. Any suggestions. This is on a Approach G5


This sounds like a firmware issue try downloading Garmins WebUpdater Software and giving the unit a firmware update. If your are unable to connect the GPS to the PC you will have to send it in for warranty or repair. Here is a link to the Garmin Software you will require for the updates.

Hope this helps!

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It will reset automatically when you get your first GPS signal, which is very cool. Mike

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