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Garmin i5 All of a sudden my garmin stopped working I can't get it to turn on. I took it out of car from the lighter plug in tried changing the batteries inside the house and I still can't get it to turn on. I read the manual and no where does in indicate trouble shooting problems. Can I return it to the manufacturer. I have only had it for one year and 3months

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Resetting Your StreetPilot
If your StreetPilot freezes (stops responding to button presses), try turning it off and then on again. If this does not help, remove the batteries and then reinsert them. Disconnect from external power, if necessary.
Clearing all User Data
If resetting does not fix your problem, you may need to clear all user data from your StreetPilot.
• IMPORTANT: zf you clear all user data, you will delete all saved locations from My Favorites I and all settings in your StreetPilot. Be sure you want to clear all user data before proceeding.
To clear all user data, press and hold down all buttons in the following order: ciJ, Wheel, Power.
Continue holding down all buttons until you see a prompt, “Do you really want to erase all user data?”

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