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Garmin Nuvi 1490 Startup screen stays on, all the time. I just performed the "Restore" and am getting the same results "Garmin" logo.

I recently updated (December 31st) and when I connected it into my car....the startup screen "Garmin" came on and hasn't turned off since. Except for loss of battery power. Thank you, Pete I just did a "hard reset" and am getting the same "Garmin" logo froze.

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SOURCE: my nuvi 265W screen keeps flashing

I can help you reset and fix your Garmin Nuvi 265W.

Getting stuck on the flashing Garmin logo, or a message about not finding any maps, are indications that the firmware / system software inside your GPS has been corrupted.

There are three steps to take to get your Nuvi 265W running like new:

  1. Back up your Favorites.
  2. Perform a Hard Reset.
  3. Download and then run Garmin WebUpdater to replace its firmware / system software.

I hope that helps.
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Try resetting the unit and also charge it using only the wall charger overnight. Here's how to reset -it just puts everything back to factory settings - 1- Turn unit on WHILE HOLDING your thumb in the lower right corner as shown in picture. 2-Select YES PLEASE Take the time to vote me up this is my only reward for trying to help. Thanks

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SOURCE: stuck on asus logo on startup??

Same problem here with my wife's Asus laptop. Called Asus and they said to unplug charger, remove the battery in the back, hold down the power button for 10 seconds. Then, replace battery, then charger, then press the power button and wait for startup. First time it got stuck at the windows loading bar screen for like 5 min. which is abnormal. Did a hard power down (press and hold power button til it shuts off) then restarted again. That time it worked and all is well so far. Could have been due to a static charge as she was on our couch with our dog backing up movies so charge might have entered through the CD/DVD drive opening. (?) Not sure, but if you are sitting on a static-prone couch with your laptop its probably best to sit on top of a bounce sheet.

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My nuvi 265W screen keeps flashing the "GARMIN" startup logo...and wont stop


I can help you reset and fix your Garmin Nuvi 265W.

Getting stuck on the flashing Garmin logo, or a message about not finding any maps, are indications that the firmware / system software inside your GPS has been corrupted.

There are three steps to take to get your Nuvi 265W running like new:

  1. Back up your Favorites.
  2. Perform a Hard Reset.
  3. Download and then run Garmin WebUpdater to replace its firmware / system software.

I hope that helps.
_____________________________
Nuvi 265W Manuals here.

Apr 05, 2010 | Garmin Nuvi 265W GPS Receiver

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Does your Garmin Nuvi 1490 Freeze at Loading Maps?
Does it lock up or stop working?

This tip will describe how to perform a hard reset of the device, and how to backup your 'Favorites' in case the hard reset erases them. The next step in fixing your Nuvi when it doesn't start properly is to update its system software using Garmin WebUpdater.

A hard reset (or Clear All User Data) has been known to resolve unit quirks and strange behavior. It's generally recommended to perform it after a firmware update but is not required by any means. However, if you're seeing quirks and strange behavior with your unit after the firmware update, it is a good idea to do a hard reset of the unit.

Backup and Restoration Procedure for Favorites:

The Hard Reset procedure has been known to delete your Favorites, so back them up beforehand.

  1. From the Nuvi drive, copy '/Garmin/GPX/current.gpx' to a backup location on your computer.
  2. After the hard reset, copy your backed up 'current.gpx' from your computer back to the '/Garmin/GPX/' folder on the Nuvi, but be sure to rename it 'temp.gpx'.
  3. On the next power cycle, the Favorites will be read from 'temp.gpx' into the non-user accessible memory area on the Nuvi where they are actually stored.
Perform the Hard Reset:

*Note that this will clear all user selected settings on the unit

  1. Power the unit off.
  2. Remove the battery and wait several minutes.
  3. Install the battery.
  4. Press and hold (and continue to hold) the bottom-right corner of the screen while powering the unit on.
  5. Continue to hold the screen until the "Do you want to erase all user data?" prompt appears.
  6. Press "yes" and the unit will reboot. This resets all your location settings and user preferences.

If possible after the hard reset, let the unit sit outdoors in the open for about 30 minutes or so to let the unit re-acquire the satellite almanac data.


You have now performed a hard reset of your Garmin Nuvi 1490 series GPS unit.

I hope that helps.
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Garmin Nuvi 1490 QuickStart Download
Garmin Nuvi 1490 Webupdate
Garmin Nuvi 1490 Favorites Backup
Garmin Nuvi 1490 Hard Reset

on May 27, 2010 | GPS

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Models: Nuvi 1410, Nuvi 1440, Nuvi 1450, Nuvi 1490

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Does your Garmin Nuvi 1490 GPS get stuck or freeze at startup, or when loading maps?

Looking to reflash the firmware / system software for your Garmin GPS device?

Replacing the brains of your Garmin GPS is the surest way to resolve freezing, hanging, and erratic behavior. Keeping the system software and firmware in your Garmin GPS current and up-to-date is also the best way to keep it performing well.

Your GPS may not start properly at all, and display a 'System Software Missing" message. This tip will describe how to restore your Garmin Nuvi GPS system software using Garmin Webupdater.

ce00fb3.jpg

  1. The first step is to download the WebUpdater software.
  2. Plug in your Nuvi GPS into your PC with the USB cord.
  3. Run the WebUpdater program to install it to your computer and update the system software of your GPS.
e5cf731.jpg

Your Garmin Nuvi should now be running as good as new.

I hope that helps.
____________________________________
Garmin Nuvi 1490 Manual Download
Garmin Nuvi 1490 QuickStart Download
Garmin Nuvi 1490 Webupdate
Garmin Nuvi 1490 Favorites Backup
Garmin Nuvi 1490 Hard Reset

on May 27, 2010 | GPS

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Models: Nuvi 1200, Nuvi 1210, Nuvi 1240, Nuvi 1245 , Nuvi 1250, Nuvi 1255, Nuvi 1260
Models: Nuvi 1300, Nuvi 1300, Nuvi 1310, Nuvi 1340, Nuvi 1350, Nuvi 1370, Nuvi 1390
Models: Nuvi 1410, Nuvi 1440, Nuvi 1450, Nuvi 1490


9709e7c.jpg

3f21bd4.jpg

Does your Garmin Nuvi 1490 Freeze at Loading Maps?
Does it lock up or stop working?

This tip will describe how to perform a hard reset of the device, and how to backup your 'Favorites' in case the hard reset erases them. The next step in fixing your Nuvi when it doesn't start properly is to update its system software using Garmin WebUpdater.

A hard reset (or Clear All User Data) has been known to resolve unit quirks and strange behavior. It's generally recommended to perform it after a firmware update but is not required by any means. However, if you're seeing quirks and strange behavior with your unit after the firmware update, it is a good idea to do a hard reset of the unit.

Backup and Restoration Procedure for Favorites:

The Hard Reset procedure has been known to delete your Favorites, so back them up beforehand.

  1. From the Nuvi drive, copy '/Garmin/GPX/current.gpx' to a backup location on your computer.
  2. After the hard reset, copy your backed up 'current.gpx' from your computer back to the '/Garmin/GPX/' folder on the Nuvi, but be sure to rename it 'temp.gpx'.
  3. On the next power cycle, the Favorites will be read from 'temp.gpx' into the non-user accessible memory area on the Nuvi where they are actually stored.
Perform the Hard Reset:

*Note that this will clear all user selected settings on the unit

  1. Power the unit off.
  2. Remove the battery and wait several minutes.
  3. Install the battery.
  4. Press and hold (and continue to hold) the bottom-right corner of the screen while powering the unit on.
  5. Continue to hold the screen until the "Do you want to erase all user data?" prompt appears.
  6. Press "yes" and the unit will reboot. This resets all your location settings and user preferences.

If possible after the hard reset, let the unit sit outdoors in the open for about 30 minutes or so to let the unit re-acquire the satellite almanac data.


You have now performed a hard reset of your Garmin Nuvi 1490 series GPS unit.

I hope that helps.
__________________________________________
Garmin Nuvi 1490 Manual Download
Garmin Nuvi 1490 QuickStart Download
Garmin Nuvi 1490 Webupdate
Garmin Nuvi 1490 Favorites Backup
Garmin Nuvi 1490 Hard Reset

on May 27, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 1490T GPS Receiver

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Models: Nuvi 1300, Nuvi 1300, Nuvi 1310, Nuvi 1340, Nuvi 1350, Nuvi 1370, Nuvi 1390
Models: Nuvi 1410, Nuvi 1440, Nuvi 1450, Nuvi 1490

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7347ace.jpg

Does your Garmin Nuvi 1490 GPS get stuck or freeze at startup, or when loading maps?

Looking to reflash the firmware / system software for your Garmin GPS device?

Replacing the brains of your Garmin GPS is the surest way to resolve freezing, hanging, and erratic behavior. Keeping the system software and firmware in your Garmin GPS current and up-to-date is also the best way to keep it performing well.

Your GPS may not start properly at all, and display a 'System Software Missing" message. This tip will describe how to restore your Garmin Nuvi GPS system software using Garmin Webupdater.

ce00fb3.jpg

  1. The first step is to download the WebUpdater software.
  2. Plug in your Nuvi GPS into your PC with the USB cord.
  3. Run the WebUpdater program to install it to your computer and update the system software of your GPS.
e5cf731.jpg

Your Garmin Nuvi should now be running as good as new.

I hope that helps.
____________________________________
Garmin Nuvi 1490 Manual Download
Garmin Nuvi 1490 QuickStart Download
Garmin Nuvi 1490 Webupdate
Garmin Nuvi 1490 Favorites Backup
Garmin Nuvi 1490 Hard Reset

on May 27, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 1490T GPS Receiver

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Models: Nuvi 1410, Nuvi 1440, Nuvi 1450, Nuvi 1490

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Does your Garmin Nuvi 1250 GPS get stuck or freeze at startup, or when loading maps?

Looking to reflash the firmware / system software for your Garmin GPS device?

Replacing the brains of your Garmin GPS is the surest way to resolve freezing, hanging, and erratic behavior. Keeping the system software and firmware in your Garmin GPS current and up-to-date is also the best way to keep it performing well.

Your GPS may not start properly at all, and display a 'System Software Missing" message. This tip will describe how to restore your Garmin Nuvi GPS system software using Garmin Webupdater.

ce00fb3.jpg

  1. The first step is to download the WebUpdater software.
  2. Plug in your Nuvi GPS into your PC with the USB cord.
  3. Run the WebUpdater program to install it to your computer and update the system software of your GPS.
e5cf731.jpg

Your Garmin Nuvi should now be running as good as new.

I hope that helps.
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Models: Nuvi 1410, Nuvi 1440, Nuvi 1450, Nuvi 1490

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7347ace.jpg

Does your Garmin Nuvi 1245 GPS get stuck or freeze at startup, or when loading maps?

Looking to reflash the firmware / system software for your Garmin GPS device?

Replacing the brains of your Garmin GPS is the surest way to resolve freezing, hanging, and erratic behavior. Keeping the system software and firmware in your Garmin GPS current and up-to-date is also the best way to keep it performing well.

Your GPS may not start properly at all, and display a 'System Software Missing" message. This tip will describe how to restore your Garmin Nuvi GPS system software using Garmin Webupdater.

ce00fb3.jpg

  1. The first step is to download the WebUpdater software.
  2. Plug in your Nuvi GPS into your PC with the USB cord.
  3. Run the WebUpdater program to install it to your computer and update the system software of your GPS.
e5cf731.jpg

Your Garmin Nuvi should now be running as good as new.

I hope that helps.
___________________________

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Models: Nuvi 1410, Nuvi 1440, Nuvi 1450, Nuvi 1490

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Does your Garmin Nuvi 1210 GPS get stuck or freeze at startup, or when loading maps?

Looking to reflash the firmware / system software for your Garmin GPS device?

Replacing the brains of your Garmin GPS is the surest way to resolve freezing, hanging, and erratic behavior. Keeping the system software and firmware in your Garmin GPS current and up-to-date is also the best way to keep it performing well.

Your GPS may not start properly at all, and display a 'System Software Missing" message. This tip will describe how to restore your Garmin Nuvi GPS system software using Garmin Webupdater.

ce00fb3.jpg

  1. The first step is to download the WebUpdater software.
  2. Plug in your Nuvi GPS into your PC with the USB cord.
  3. Run the WebUpdater program to install it to your computer and update the system software of your GPS.
e5cf731.jpg

Your Garmin Nuvi should now be running as good as new.

I hope that helps.
___________________________
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Models: Nuvi 1410, Nuvi 1440, Nuvi 1450, Nuvi 1490

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7347ace.jpg

Does your Garmin Nuvi 1200 GPS get stuck or freeze at startup, or when loading maps?

Looking to reflash the firmware / system software for your Garmin GPS device?

Replacing the brains of your Garmin GPS is the surest way to resolve freezing, hanging, and erratic behavior. Keeping the system software and firmware in your Garmin GPS current and up-to-date is also the best way to keep it performing well.

Your GPS may not start properly at all, and display a 'System Software Missing" message. This tip will describe how to restore your Garmin Nuvi GPS system software using Garmin Webupdater.

ce00fb3.jpg

  1. The first step is to download the WebUpdater software.
  2. Plug in your Nuvi GPS into your PC with the USB cord.
  3. Run the WebUpdater program to install it to your computer and update the system software of your GPS.
e5cf731.jpg

Your Garmin Nuvi should now be running as good as new.

I hope that helps.
_______________________________________
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Models: Nuvi 1410, Nuvi 1440, Nuvi 1450, Nuvi 1490

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Does your Garmin Nuvi 1300 GPS get stuck or freeze at startup, or when loading maps?

Looking to reflash the firmware / system software for your Garmin GPS device?

Replacing the brains of your Garmin GPS is the surest way to resolve freezing, hanging, and erratic behavior. Keeping the system software and firmware in your Garmin GPS current and up-to-date is also the best way to keep it performing well.

Your GPS may not start properly at all, and display a 'System Software Missing" message. This tip will describe how to restore your Garmin Nuvi GPS system software using Garmin Webupdater.

ce00fb3.jpg

  1. The first step is to download the WebUpdater software.
  2. Plug in your Nuvi GPS into your PC with the USB cord.
  3. Run the WebUpdater program to install it to your computer and update the system software of your GPS.
e5cf731.jpg

Your Garmin Nuvi should now be running as good as new.

I hope that helps.
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