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Stopped working black screen and will not reset. I updated my maps and entered Favorites. All was good one hour out of the box and I thought I was set to go. While still connected to my Mac I ejected it and disconnected the cable and now it will not turn on.

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  • jobobike Aug 02, 2009

    Thank you fixer I found this tip on another site. "Apparently there is some stupid little button on the bottom of the unit that I found. The fun part is it isn't even a button. You have to read the little strip where the sticker is and on there is says reset. Press and hold that button and the unit will turn back on. I hope this helps.

    PS. Remember there isn't an actual button so don't spend a long time like I did searching for an actual button. The button is hidden under the sticker along the bottom."
    I peeled off the sticker and there is a tab beneath that can be pushed in. This is the "reset" button. I did this and all is fine again. I will stick the sticker on my Garmin registration card.

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

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

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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:

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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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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:

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  3. Download and then run Garmin WebUpdater to replace its firmware / system software.

I hope that helps.
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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.
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I hope that helps.
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Try the Hard Reset procedure outlined in this tip.

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Does your Garmin Nuvi 205 or 205W 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.

A hard reset (or Clear All User Data) has been known to resolve unit quirks and strange behavior after firmware updates. 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. It's also one of the first things that Garmin will have you do when contact tech support regarding quirky unit behavior.

Backup and Restoration Procedure for Favorites:

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

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  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'.
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Perform the Hard Reset:

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

  1. Power the unit off.
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  4. Press and hold (and continue to hold) the bottom-right corner of the screen while powering the unit on.
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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 205 and 205W.

I hope that helps.

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