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Screen is stuck on "garmin nuvi" and the on/off wont turn it off, and the device wont boot up.

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It sounds like you have your gps plugged into your computer with the usb cable and that what you are seeing on the gps screen indicates that the gps has communicated with the computer. This is exactly what should happen. However, you cannot use your nuvi as a gps in this mode and you cannot turn it off and on.

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Not totally suer about this model, but a lot of GPS units have a little hole in the back that is a reset button. You will need a small pin or a pen. Something small enough to put in the hole. Push it in and it should reset. Hope this helps.

Posted on Jul 31, 2009

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How do i reset my garmin nevi 1350?


This is usually caused by a failed map or firmware upgrade or corrupted flash drive. This is a booting issue. More info can be found here:

http://www.sharc.net/gps_bootup_repair.htm

Dec 11, 2013 | Garmin nuvi 1350 Car GPS Receiver

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Upon turning my Garmin Nuvi 1300 on it sticks on the screen that says "GARMIN".......Loading Maps. It never goes past this screen. I have had this unit since the end of December. It is fully charged and I...


A Garmin Nuvi 1300 that won't start, freezes on 'loading maps,' or is acting erratically is symptomatic of having corrupt firmware.

To correct this, I recommend backing up your favorites, clearing all user data, and if it still is stuck, then updating your Nuvi firmware.

Follow these three steps to take to get your Garmin Nuvi 1300 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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Garmin Nuvi 1300 Manual Download
Garmin Nuvi 1300 QuickStart Download
Garmin Nuvi 1300 Favorites Backup
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Apr 23, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 1300 Car GPS Receiver

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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.
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Apr 05, 2010 | Garmin Nuvi 265W GPS Receiver

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HI not to good on compt. my 1300 series turns on says lpading maps then powers off tried 2 methods of re booting joe kane thanks


A Garmin Nuvi 1300 that won't start, freezes on 'loading maps,' or is acting erratically is symptomatic of having corrupt firmware.

To correct this, I recommend backing up your favorites, clearing all user data, and if it still is stuck, then updating your Nuvi firmware.

Follow these three steps to take to get your Garmin Nuvi 1300 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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Garmin Nuvi 1300 Manual Download
Garmin Nuvi 1300 QuickStart Download
Garmin Nuvi 1300 Favorites Backup
Garmin Nuvi 1300 Hard Reset
Garmin Nuvi 1300 Webupdate

Apr 01, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 1300 Car GPS Receiver

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As soon as i turn on my gps it starts to boot up


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, or freezing and rebooting, 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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Garmin nuvi 205 will not turn on


Whenever these devices start acting up, like not turning on anymore or getting stuck at the Garmin welcome screen, I recommend performing a hard reset of your Gamin Nuvi 205. Also, use Garmin's WebUpdater service to make sure you have the latest software on your device.

I hope that helps.

Oct 03, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 205 GPS Receiver

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My garmin nuvi 1300t wont get past the opening screen. my computer also will not recognizee it when i plug it in?


A Garmin Nuvi 1300 that won't start, freezes, or is acting erratically is symptomatic of having corrupt firmware.

To correct this, I recommend backing up your favorites, clearing all user data, and if it still is stuck, then updating your Nuvi firmware.

Follow these three steps to take to get your Garmin Nuvi 1300 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.
_______________________________________
Garmin Nuvi 1300 Manual Download
Garmin Nuvi 1300 QuickStart Download
Garmin Nuvi 1300 Favorites Backup
Garmin Nuvi 1300 Hard Reset
Garmin Nuvi 1300 Webupdate

Sep 28, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 1300 Car GPS Receiver

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Garmin Nuvi 200w Flashing screen "Garmin Logo" will not turn off


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The reset button on your nuvi 2xx, 3xx or 6xx will not restore your device to factory settings or delete any map updates. The reset button will switch your device off if you are unable to switch the device off by the power button. It will not erase any data on the device.
The reset button on your nuvi will switch the device off. The reset button can be used to switch your device off if the screen is frozen and you are unable to switch the device off by the power button.

To reset a nuvi 2xx:

  1. Look at the bottom of the device
  2. Locate the small circle with a dot inside
  3. Press the circle to reset the device.
To reset a nuvi 3xx or 6xx:
  1. Lift the antenna
  2. Locate a button with the word Reset inside
  3. Press the button to reset the device.
The device will now switch off.

Sep 23, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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Garmin nuvi 25w wont boot up or accept upgrade


You can go to this site try and get the update that should put the upgrade on there: http://www8.garmin.com/support/collection.jsp?product=010-00656-00
It is most likely a firmware problem that is causing it not to boot, and the update should fix the problem.

Feb 20, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 250W GPS Receiver

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Stuck with pre boot mode on screen


"Will not turn off, stuck on with display saying 'pre boot mode'. Does nothing but this - please help!"

This indicates that the on/off switch is shorted out. You can duplicate this problem by taking a working Nuvi and keep holding down the on/off button when turning it on. It will stay in this mode until you let off on the power on/off button.

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