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Turns off after a few minutes

Plugged into usb over night, made it stay on for about 10 mins , then keep on turning of progressively less time. I guess battery is low and getting worse. I tried plugging into car lighter and same thing . I dont know why it will not run for ever if plugged into the lighter?

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Re: Turns off after a few minutes

Have the same problems, can't figure it out yet

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Why does my tom tom keep going the shut down page every 10 seconds I have pressed reset but makes no difference I ride bmw r1200rt

One possible cause is that your battery is low or the battery can no longer hold a (good) charge. In this case, the TomTom is shutting down because there's not enough battery to keep it running, even though it is plugged into a power source.

To determine if the battery is the cause, try to charge the TomTom battery .... using a (USB) connection to your computer, or a direct power source (i.e. while the TomTom is not being used). Let it charge for a few hours until the batter charge indicator shows that it is fully charged (or just leave it charging overnight).
Then, unplug the TomTom from the "charger" and power it up. If the TomTom (battery) doesn't hold a (good) charge, the device will shut down within a few minutes, e.g. 10 mins or much less.
When you (then) plug the device into a power source, and it doesn't stay on (i.e. it keeps shutting down after 10 seconds), you can safely conclude that the battery is the cause of your problem.

Apr 24, 2016 | Tomtom GPS Devices

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Faint picture screen

Press the reset switch to reset the garmin, is the backlight turned off in the settings or is it possibly faulty?

Oct 27, 2008 | Garmin StreetPilot c530 GPS Receiver

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My Magellan Road map 1470 can not stay on for an extended period of time. It turns off after a few minutes after being on.

Try to keep it plugged in with the charger while using it through your cigarette lighter.

Sep 03, 2013 | GPS Devices

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Screen has frozen, can't turn it off or move anything, just not working.

There are a few things you can try to resolve this:
  1. Hold down the power button for up to 15 seconds to reset the unit.
  2. If that doesn't work, you'll want to try changing the power connection to the unit. If you don't have it plugged in to the cradle or the usb cable, plug it in. If it is plugged in, try unplugging it.
In the event it stays frozen, eventually the battery will drain. When the screen goes blank, you can then plug the unit in and recharge it. Let it charge for at least 30 minutes and then try to power on the unit.

Mar 03, 2011 | Tomtom ONE GPS Receiver

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I plug it into the car and it will not keep the charge, it shuts off

This happened to me, take your garmin inside and connect it to your computer let it sit for about 10 mins,then disconnect it make sure the power is on After the splash screen, when it says loading map data, plug it back in quickly, this will bring it into charge mode. Now leave it connected for a couple of hours, then return it to your car. this happened to me becuase I do not have the proper power cord. I'm using a USB car charger, therefore I have to unplug and plug in every time I turn on the car. I need the cord that connects to the dock.

Mar 06, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 260W Car GPS Receiver

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Myguide satnav 4200 - Night profile stays on all the time

I don't know how to fix it but i now a way of getting it back to it's original settings like formatting a computer so only do it if completely necessary. Insert the maps backup cd with your unit attatched to the computer by usb. An option of reinstalling original software will appear, click on this after 10 mins it should be back to how you first got it

Mar 28, 2009 | MyGuide 3000 Portable Sat Nav Car GPS...

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Powerless Garmin

i think i have the same problem. it shows the boot screen but turns off after about 2 seconds. mine does not work when connected to the USB or AC power either. when i plug it in to the computer, it turns on the boot screen and just stays there. ideas?

May 29, 2008 | Garmin StreetPilot C330 GPS Receiver

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both cases could be due to a dead memory battery. these have a very tiny button battery in them to keep some memory such as GPS position. if it dies then the GPS may take longer to get a fix and data such as your last position is gone each time you boot.

Jan 17, 2008 | Fine Digital FineDrive 400 GPS Receiver

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Troubleshooting with my c510

I had the same problem and contacted Garmin Europe who advised to plug into usb port of the pc and glad to say now working. It's worth a try !



Dec 21, 2007 | Garmin StreetPilot c510 Deluxe GPS...

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Power problems and ......

All these problem will arise when the cradle becomes faulty.
Cradle will be at the backside of the unit.Where you plug the unit .When that particular cradle becomes faulty means the unit will turns off automaticly...So to over come this problem just replace the cradle the problem will be resolved .......

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