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Garmin 255W turns on and shuts off

I turn it on, GARMIN comes on the screen, then followed by
nüvi 255W
Copyright 2009
Garmin Ltd. or ts subsidaries
and then you hear some beeps and it shuts off.

If I put the adapter in, it keeps on doing this by itself (turning on and shutting off)

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    garmin oregon 450t I turn the power on and the Garmin logo shows on the screen At the bottom of the screen the copyright information shows up and it then switches to loading photos... then it turns off. This is the first time this has happened? What is wrong?

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    turns off as soon as the garmen 2012 copyright logo appears

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Have you tried resetting the unit.Press and hold the RESET button on the bottom of the nuvi for several seconds,DONT use a ball point pen to do this,use something that wont damage the unit,if this doesnt work,do a hard Reset.Or try rebooting by holding the Power switch on for 15 seconds.Good luck.

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I struggled with this for a week. Could not find any reset button or hard reset. Turning the switch off for 15 seconds by holding my thump on the lower right corner of the screen and then turning it on. It asked with a message 'Do you want to erase user setup?' I pressed No and then it started working...
What is this placing finger on the right bottom corner does, no idea. but it works!

Posted on Apr 27, 2010

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