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Garmin 2720 My garmin will not turn on. The last time I used it was fine. Does anyone have any suggestions? I have already changed the fuse.

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I had a plug in the past warp from being left on the dash in high heat situations. it will warp just enough for the contacts on the plug to not touch when it is slid into the back of hte unit. Check that area.

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Re: Garmin 2720

Is the power connector on the unit fully seated?

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I have a garmin street pilot 2720 I bought a garmin nuMaps lifetime product to up date, would like to up date for the 2nd time can't find where to go about this, I have the product key and the...


Log into your account at by using the myGarmin link.
With the unit connected to the computer go to the myDashboard link.
Your Street Pilot 2720 should show up on the dashboard.
From there you should be able to apply the update.
You may also want to contact Garmin support for assistance.

Sep 27, 2011 | Garmin StreetPilot 2720 GPS Receiver

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Garmin 2720 lost sound

do not buy any this product garmin does not warranty or stand by its products, if have this fixed it will cost 300 but if you buy a new gps it will cost 150.00 can you understand this ?

May 09, 2009 | Garmin StreetPilot 2720 GPS Receiver

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How does one update th gps?

You connect the 2720 to your pc with the supplied usb cable.
Power up the 2720 with the ac supply cable.
Then run the garmin webupdater. It will do the update.

You must have previously installed the webupdater and the usb drivers. If you use the garmin mapsource software and can connect to the 2720, to transfer waypoints, tracks, etc., then the usb drivers are already installed.

You can download the webupdater at this site:

Hope this helps.

Feb 24, 2009 | Garmin StreetPilot 2720 GPS Receiver

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Garmin 2720 touchscreen won't work, must use remote control.

I'll start with a comment I made on another post:

The touch screen is made up of several layers. A thin plastic layer, a micro thin metal layer, microdots for insulators, another ultra thin metal layer, and a final plastic layer. All of these layers amount to the thickness of a sheet of paper. This whole stack is bonded to a thin sheet of glass and placed over the actual TFT display.

It's amazing that you can see through all these layers and only lose 20% of the light. What's not so amazing is that those thin metal layers are prone to damage. I've seen several with no apparent damage that didn't work, and several with visible scratches that worked fine.

I usually start by installing (or reinstalling) v7.2 firmware and then attempt to recalibrate the screen, sometimes that works. Next I would try re-seating the 4 conductor touch screen pigtail in it's ZIF socket nestled between the big white wires on the display assembly. The last resort is to buy a broken 2600 or 2700 series Garmin and salvage the touch screen. Actually the real last resort is to have Garmin fix it for a flat $250. Good luck.

Jan 18, 2009 | Garmin StreetPilot 2720 GPS Receiver

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Searching for satellite but never finds - what is wrong?

I had one like that last year, I found if I lied to it when it asked what state I was in, then it would find the satellites and work fine ... until the next time you turned it on. That one was fixed by installing new v7.2 firmware using Garmin WebUpdater through the USB port.

I've got one right now that won't find the satellites and the firmware trick didn't work. That's all I've got so far. Tom.

Jan 13, 2009 | Garmin StreetPilot 2720 GPS Receiver

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Garmin 2720 lost sound

It sounds like the audio power amplifier is failing in the unit, it's kinda classic for an audio amplifier to fail when it gets hot, then work again when it cools down.

I'd suggest deleting the language you're using, then reload v7.2 firmware and the language. No reason why this should work, but it doesn't cost anything. If not you're looking at a $250 Garmin flat rate repair.

Dec 22, 2008 | Garmin StreetPilot 2720 GPS Receiver

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When type a S on my Garmin 2720 Get a T

try recalibrating your touch screen. I had to do this on an old 2610

Aug 06, 2008 | Garmin StreetPilot 2720 GPS Receiver

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Garmin Streetpilot 2720

I fixed my C530 on my own. Garmin support will not give you this solution.
I attached the GPS to the computer with the usb cable. I used the file explorer in windows to view the file system on the GPS. I sorted the files by date. Then I moved the files that had a newer date than the last time the GPS worked, to an backup folder on my computer in case I need to restore the files to the GPS again. I than disconnected the GPS from the computer and restarted the GPS. The GPS works perfect now and doesn't enter the demo mode any longer.

Oct 08, 2007 | Garmin StreetPilot c530 GPS Receiver

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Shuts off itself

My 2720 just starting doing that today. used it fine for past 4 days on a trip, now it is acting up. Less than 1 year old

Sep 03, 2007 | GPS Devices

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