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Garmin Nuvi fails to work after firmware update

I updated the firmware on my Garmin Nuvi 710 this morning and now the unit is completely dead. A quick Google shows that this appears to be a known problem at Garmin (why don't they alert users on their web site???) and you have to return the unit to them to be repaired.

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When a Garmin Nuvi 205 stops working or behaves strangely, there are two steps you can take yourself to try and get it going again:

  1. Perform a Hard Reset,
  2. Run WebUpdater to reinstall the firmware.

I hope that helps.

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Updates for the nuvi 710


  • Try to login to their website and then checked if there is a firmware update for your GPS device and for map updates its also on there website. For map updates there will be a payment for the map but for the firmware that will be for free.
If you have questions feel free to reply to this solution. Thank you.

I’m happy to assist further over the phone at https://www.6ya.com/expert/ramy_d9e7ebea3891f482

Feb 14, 2011 | Garmin NUVI 710 Car GPS Receiver

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Hi I have a Garmin nuvi 710. I have a problem to start up the device. when i switch on just a logo of Garmin apear and not further. I have check the device to the local dealer but cant solve the problem....


Try updating the software on the device. Plug it into the computer and download the Garmin Web Updater.

If all else fails contact Garmin support through their website.

Sep 26, 2010 | Garmin NUVI 710 Car GPS Receiver

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GPS was working fine. Stopped and turned off car....


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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May 21, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 1300 Car GPS Receiver

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My garmin 1300 went completly dead while on a route with the power cord attached. Unpluged tried again . Now its working. Is this normal?


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

May 15, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 1300 Car GPS Receiver

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My garmin 1300 went completly dead while on a route with the power cord attached. unpluged tried again . now its working. is this normal?


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.
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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

Mar 27, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 1300 Car GPS Receiver

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Nuvi 755 said it was receiving GPS update. Now it


Plug the unit in , if the unit turns on, after it turns on do a hard reset, the directions should be in your manual or will be at www.garmin.com.

Jun 23, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 350 GPS Receiver

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Bluetooth Connectivity between Nuvi 710 and Blackberry Bold 9000


get the firmware update from the Garmin Updater. It fixes the connectivity issue with the BB 9000

Apr 06, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Update problem with Garmin Nuvi 255w


I had same problem. I called Garmin customer service who connected me to a computer rep. Garmin hooks with your computer that you have your Garmin plugged into.They can upload the proper software in no time at all.
The rep told me that after I updated my Garmin I might have turned off the unit before it completed updating the new software. You need to wait until the screen with "Where to?" appears.
It works great now. Prepare to wait on hold for a while. I waited just over an hour on Monday, their busiest day.

Feb 28, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Bluetooth enable


The complete solution - user reset is NOT necessary:

Whenever I purchase a new electronic device, the first thing I do is update the firmware. This has me in a bind in this case.

I updated my Nuvi firmware, then my BT firmware.

A few days later, I got the "Enabling Bluetooth" hang. I followed the advice on this page, but "Bluetooth Firmware Update" would not appear in the webupdate list.

1. Browse here and install the latest version of WebUpdater:
http://www8.garmin.com/support/collection.jsp?product=999-99999-27

2. Turn on your Nuvi, press view map, press speed, press and hold the middle of the speedometer (the circle that says 0.0mph in it). After five seconds (maybe a bit longer), the engineering menu will appear.

3. Press "Next" five times (once for each page). You will arrive at the "Bluetooth Status" page.

4. Press "Clear". Confirm by pressing "yes".

5. Press "Updt PR". Confirm by pressing "yes".

6. This probably did _nothing_ for you, but to be thorough, I've included the steps.

7. Connect the Nuvi to your computer. Run the webupdater and if the latest version is already detected on your Nuvi, simply proceed and browse the list of further updates.

8. If "Bluetooth Firmware Update..." (or similar text) DOES NOT APPEAR skip to step 10 below, otherwise complete your fix with the next step, step 9.

9. If the "Bluetooth Firmware Update..." (or similar text) appears in your list, select this update and agree to term of service, and have the updater load the firmware onto your device. Unplug your device. It should powerup automatically. Power off. Power back on. Your BT should be back in business. Do NOT continue with the next steps. You are done.

10. If "Bluetooth Firmware Update..." (or similar text) DOES NOT APPEAR in the list, then you need to remove the offending update that is making WebUpdater believe that your Nuvi is up-to-date.

11. You can access the Nuvi by clicking on "My Computer" and double clicking the Nuvi link.

12. Click the "Garmin" folder.

13. Click the "RemoteSW" folder.

14. DELETE "006B055301.GCD". This file will be one of two GCD files in the directory: <DRIVE>:\Garmin\RemoteSW. The file without the "Date Modified" is the original firmware. The other file is the new firmware that the Nuvi believes is installed. By deleting the newer of the two files, WebUpdater will see that your Nuvi is out-of-date. Return to step 8 to continue your fix.

This should resolve all permutations of this nasty bug.

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