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Garmin nuvi won't turn on

My nuvi 610/660 won't turn on unless plugged in. When it's plugged in it only goes as far as showing the sign that reads "Garmin Nuvi".

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  • da0924 Jan 17, 2008

    can anyone help me with this

  • Anonymous Jan 19, 2008

    same problem is frozen on startuup logo page and will not go any further... have tried master reset to no avail

  • Anonymous Jun 16, 2008

    I just got my nuvi 200. It worked fine when I first got it but the battery died because my cigarrette lighter in my car is broken. I tried charging it in my roommate's car and nothing happened. I bought an AC adapter and charged it all day. When I first plugged it in it said "Garmin" on the screen but now nothing happens. It wont turn on at all! HELP!

  • Mary Joy Santiago Jul 12, 2008

    my garmin nuvi 660 won't turn on when i press the power button. I tried to reset it but it still won't turn on. If anyone knows the solution, please let me know.

  • mitscott Jul 23, 2008

    my garmin nuvi 660 won't turn on unless i plug it into the ac charger.it shows a full charge when its on.when i want to shut it off it won't turn off unless i push the reset button on the back .then it says shutting down in25 seconds or i hit shut down now. it seems like the on /off button is bad.

  • rmj313 Jul 23, 2008

    I have a nuvi 660 also. Unit turns on, Garmin screen appears then it says loading maps... and then the unit shuts off. Unit has full charge. When unit is plugged into power source, I get the same thing except the unit stays on the GARMIN screen with loading maps... at bottom and does not turn off. Also tried to plug into computer and it will not recognize the Garmin is plugged in. Help please.


  • j_heinaman Aug 04, 2008

    I tried to upgrade to the 2009 map update. now my usb won't recognize my unit and the unit freezes at loading maps.

  • The game1088 Oct 02, 2008

    my nuvi turns on while its in the power outlet in the car

    but when it turns on it just has the garmin nurvi logo and does nothin



    can someone please help? :'(

  • The game1088 Oct 02, 2008

    when i turn on my nuvi it has the garmin nurvi logo and does nothing



    can somone please help? :'( c'mon im sad :'(

  • Herkydoc Feb 01, 2009

    My Garmin 360 will not power up or down on battery power with the switch although the switch feels firm and clicks like it is working fine. With the power cord in the truck, no problem. This is an issue when I am traveling and walking with the unit. It worked fine until I began using a 4GB SD card.



  • tonelove1951 Mar 30, 2009

    New out of the box. Slide the swith to turn it on. The logo appears for a few seconds, then the screen goes blank. If the power switch is held for a few seconds, a screen shows up sayin "press dot" in the lower lft hand corner, but dissapears before that action can happen. It does not have a reset button.

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Folks, the garmins have an on-board battery that needs to be powered up (at least occasionally) via the usb port - like from your computer. just using the dc car power cord does nothing for this battery. i've had this exact same problem on both my 760 and 780 nuvi units. fixed it using the usb charge. seems to run down differently for all the various nuvi models. my regular charge will hold for 7 hours on my old 660, my 760 and 780 work about 5 hours. my 'power up' failed on the 660 after 10 months with no internal battery charge, but the 7xx models only took about 5-6 months to 'fail.' hope this helps. jack b :-) in midland, tx usa

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Sounds like the switch is broken, a common problem with Nuvi's. Here's a website that offers a repair:

http://www.sharc.net/gps_power_switch_repair.htm

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I have a 1300 doing the same thing

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Well , do you delete or add something in your NUVI before that occured.

Need more information.

Is that a new problem ?
What is the lassfrimware update ?

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Same issue. You can't update the software because the computer will not recognize the unit. Nothing was added and did nothing other than try to turn it on. Now won't advance past the GARMIN startup screen. POS. GARMIN sux!!!

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Sounds like it needs a firmware update.

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