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Changing the li-ion butteryn on garmin nuvi 650

Even do i have the unit on charge mode most of the time .the buttery only lasts a few minutes if i run it with out ac power.i think the buttery is gone and how do i change it.the unit is about 3 years old and it works fine otherwice.

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Screen touch has no response

Welcome to Fixya.

This is a known issue for Garmin nuvi 550 and 650.
Re-calibrate your touchscreen.
Press and hold the power button 2-3 minutes, the unit will enter the calibration process. Calibrate as instructed.

Thank you for using Fixya, have a great day.


Jul 22, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 650 GPS Receiver


Tips for improving lithium-ion notebook battery life

Replacement batteries for laptops can be quite expensive, so here are a few ideas to get the most out of your battery in terms of charge and overall life.<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Background information</span><br /><br />Most modern laptop batteries are of the lithium-ion ("li-ion2) variety. You can expect them to last two to four years if properly cared for. They will degrade over time, whether or not they are in use. They last best at a temperature of 15&deg;C/59&deg;F, although it is unlikely to be practical to use them at this temperature.<br /><br />This is a chemical technology, which is under continual development, so it is entirely conceivable that a new li-ion battery for an old laptop will last much better than the original battery did. This and other factors make it fairly hard to predict how long your laptop will last on one charge. All you can do is to try and get the best out of your particular battery.<br /><br /><span style="font-style: italic;"><span style="font-weight: bold;">Did you know?</span> Early li-ion notebook batteries were known to explode! Modern batteries have protection circuits built in which prevent the lithium ion converting into unstable lithium metal.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Power consumption tips</span><br /><br /> <ul> <li>Reduce the brightness of your screen when running on batteries.</li> <li>Use a blank screensaver, and set it to operate after a relatively short period of inactivity. Better still, switch off or hibernate your laptop if you won't be using it for more than 5 minutes or so.</li> <li>Set your power options (e.g. in Windows control panel) to minimize power consumption. This includes having hard drives power down as much as possible.</li> <li>Switch off wireless networking, if you're not using it.</li> <li>Unplug all PCMCIA cards (or similar) and USB devices that you're not using. Ditto optical drives (CDROM etc).</li> <li>Certain specialist notebook graphics cards can be set to run "underclocked" at less than their full potential. This saves energy. Do this with caution though, because it can cause conflicts with certain graphics software.</li> <li>Close all the programs you're not using. This includes all the programs that run in the background, unused services in Windows, etc. Which services to stop is beyond the scope of this blog entry.</li> <li>Certain sound chips have a power saving mode that can be activated via the control panel.</li></ul><br /><span>Caution when hot!</span><span style="font-style: italic;"> It is inadvisable to use a li-ion battery when particularly hot. Heat can generally be a problem with laptops, so make sure that all the vents are clear, that the laptop is not sitting on a highly insulating material (e.g. sat on a duvet when used in bed!) and that all fans are operating as they should.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Battery life tips</span><br /><br /> <ul> <li>Do not keep the laptop plugged in whilst the battery is installed; this keeps the battery on a permanent charge/ discharge cycle which will cause it to age rapidly. Instead remove the battery if you're running on AC power.</li> <li>If you're going to store the battery or leave it unused for any length of time, discharge it first to about 40% capacity - never fully discharge a li-ion battery. Aim to store it at around 15&deg;C/59&deg;F (see above).</li> <li>You do not need to discharge or charge a li-ion battery fully - they do not suffer from the "memory effect" experienced with nickel cadmium or nickel metal hydride rechargeables. So only discharge partially - avoid going below 20% capacity if you can.</li> <li>When the battery is full or at over 95% charge, stop charging it!</li> <li>Don't bother buying old stock of batteries no matter how cheap, since they will have degraded for the above reasons.</li></ul><br /><span style="font-style: italic;"><span style="font-weight: bold;">Remember to recycle.</span> Li-ion batteries should be recycled wherever possible. Your council may have suitable local facilities.</span>

on Feb 28, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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My garmin 265w. I can not get a charge to last more than an hour and it takes forever to charge

it probably has a Li-ion battery and they start loosing the ability to hold a charge just as soon as they are manufactured. If your Garmin sat on a store's shelf for a year, it had already lost about a third of its ability. Li-ion batterys last about 3 years.

Jan 05, 2011 | Garmin GPS

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My battery is 2 year's old and is now only lasting 30 minutes after fully re-charging.

Two years is actually pretty good for a rechargeable battery in regular/constant use.
Lithium-ion rechargeable batteries have around 500 recharge cycles and then will loose capacity very quickly as for your unit.

This internal Li-Ion battery will now need to be replaced.

Hope it helps.

Sep 27, 2010 | Garmin Forerunner 205 GPS Receiver

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Battery and charger not working correctly.

u r charging,but the charging stays for a few minutes,go for a new battery and try

Mar 04, 2010 | Optics

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Can not turn on! my garmin nuvi 200w I think it is locked,

if ther battery went totally flat place it on charge for an hour or so to revive it. Max battery life in storage is 4 days with a good battery.

Charging it even tho the charge light may not show should build up enough charge to eventually show the light and allow you to turn it on. It should remain on charge for 5hrs.

Other possibility is a collapsed cell in battery, replace the battery

Jul 24, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 250 GPS Receiver

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Garmin Nuvi 650 powers off when connected with car

I had this problem. The problem turned out to be my car charger. Hooking the GPS up to my computer allowed it to charge and operate normally. A new car adapter might fix you right up.

Jul 06, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 650 GPS Receiver

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Garmin nuvi 765 lithium battery will not hold a charge more than 15 minutes!

This is kind of a late response, but this post may help other people. I had the same issue and was ready to have Garmin exchange my battery until I called them today and spoke to Tech support. They helped me upgrade the firmware on the unit (didnt take long) and so far the problem has been resolved. I have had it on for two hours without fully charging it, which is better than before when it only stayed on for about 20 minutes. I recommend that people with this issue call them first since it appears to be a common issue with this model nuvi.

Mar 27, 2009 | Garmin BATTERY PACK, LITHIUM-ION, DC 20

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Visual direction and Text direction is different

To fix this problem you will need to download the latest version of Training Centre from the Garmin website and also update your units software.
Update Training Centre:
  1. Close Training Centre if its open on your PC
  2. Visit
  3. Click Download
  4. Click Run when prompted
  5. Follow the onscreen instructions to update Training Centre on your PC
Update the software on the device:
  1. Visit:
  2. Follow the onscreen instructions to Download WebUpdater
  3. Click Run when prompted
  4. Follow the onscreen instructions to install WebUpdater
  5. WebUpdater will run automatically once installation is complete
  6. Follow the onscreen instructions to update your Edge
If the above steps do not correct the issue, then you can carry out a master reset on the unit as a last resort:
Note: The master reset will clear all user data including training history from the unit

  1. Turn off the Edge
  2. Hold down Mode + Power
  3. Select Yes when the unit asks if you want to erase all user data
  4. After resetting your Edge, leave it with a clear view of the sky for about 30 minutes without moving it to acquire a GPS fix

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