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Cannot go beyond Garmin first page

Cannot go beyond Garmin first page. After "Garmin" pops up, unit turns off.

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I had the same problem which I found to be caused by the reset button sticking down. The button is under the serial number label

Posted on Oct 06, 2009

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It sounds like battery needs to be recharged. Try connecting a USB cable between the nuvi and your computer overnight to fully charge the battery. After, you should use the car charger to keep it charged.

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