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Garmin Nuvi shuts itself off after only seconds during navigation

Why is Garmin shutting itself off after seconds of navigation. I turn it back on and it only stays on for a few more seconds then screen goes black again. Granted today is rainy and overcast and I haven't had this problem before... any suggestions or explanation as to why it is shutting itself down in the middle of navigation?

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  • missy4483 Jan 28, 2008

    sharcnet, Thank you, your advice fixed my problem. There is a short in the car charger. I responded to the email...but didn't log back into the website (I'm a newby). I apologize. You are TOPS! I rated you. I'm sorry it took so long. Thank you, Missy

  • LucyGPS Mar 07, 2008

    My brand new nuvi shut itself off even it is not hooked on the car charger. Any advice?

  • MJSS Apr 15, 2008

    My Nuvi 660 doesn't seem to charge on the car cradle. I have used a multi meter to check the cradle and it is suggesting it is OK. I can charge my nuvi from the power point and it will fully charge and hold that charge - so the battery seems to be ok. Any suggestions on what to do next?

  • Anonymous May 02, 2008

    My Garmin Nuvi 650 doesn't hold a charge.  I plug it in all night and within a few minutes the low battery light starts flashing.  It then stays on for a while, flashing low battery every few seconds.

  • wxviewer May 08, 2008

    Starting today, after it was off for about 4 hrs, I popped it into its cradle(like I usually do) that uses the FM traffic receiver power cord into the cig lighter. It started to 'boot' up, but then went suddenly off. Then a few seconds later, it came back on. Again as it was booting up, it shut back down. The 660 repeated this cycle for at least 10 minutes. Once I disconnected it from its power source(the cradle) it powered up normally. This also occurs when using the AC power cord, and also with the USB cord. I was finally able to get it to go into 'sync' mode with the laptop and as of this moment, I'm leaving it charge. But the charge shouldn't be too long since 99% of the time I used it, it was landed in the cradle.

    SO......Where does this leave me? Am I not going to be able to power it anymore. Funny thing is while in its cradle, if I unplug the cig lighter end and let it run on Battery, the FM traffic receiver still works(Kinda cool!) But once I plug it back into the cig lighter, it craps out and starts to power cycle again. Quite frustrating!

    Thanks in advance to anyone who can help!

  • allyjcyprus Jun 29, 2008

    my garmin is doing the same thing, id really appreciate advice how to get it up and running as i somehow ended up near chicago tonight and was aiming for downtown milwaukee. thanks!:)

  • allstarrimes Jun 30, 2008

    the battery is charged but soon as i cut it on it shuts off. And the battery is charged.

  • allstarrimes Jun 30, 2008

    my garmin 660 shuts off about 10 secounds after its on and the battery is charged. What could this be?

  • biggers86 Aug 25, 2008

    garmin 660 turns itself off when navigation is set

  • terry63801 Nov 09, 2008

    i have the same problem shuts it self off after seconds turn around and power back up and same thing happens again

  • Anonymous Nov 14, 2008

    My fully charged Garmin Nuvi 660 runs out of charge after a few hours use whilst connected in the car, but will power up via the mains adapter. Help required please.

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    SHARCNET-USA May 11, 2010

    Is the battery charged? What does the battery indicator say? If you are using it in the car, is the power cord connected and working properly? If it is working correctly, you should see a lightning bolt symbol over the battery bar graph showing that it is connected to an external power source and that it is charging.



    - Jim

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    mash101 Nov 26, 2012

    Why my 2595 shut down By itself !!!

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Is the battery charged? What does the battery indicator say? If you are using it in the car, is the power cord connected and working properly? If it is working correctly, you should see a lightning bolt symbol over the battery bar graph showing that it is connected to an external power source and that it is charging.

- Jim

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    SHARCNET-USA Jan 25, 2008

    Missy, I received your email. Thanks. Do you see the lighning bolt appear over the battery indicator? Try plugging it into your PC and looking at the battery indicator. Do you see the lightning bolt? Now look for that symbol when you use the car adapter. Does it shut off when your using it on the PC? If not, there is something not right with the car adapter. Also, just because it was plugged into the car adapter does not mean it was charging. Many cars will turn off the cigarette/accessory jack when the ignition is off or shut off after a short while to protect the car's battery from being run down. Try hooking it up the the PC overnight and leave the PC on. In the morning, disconnect the GPS and try using it. Does it still shut off? If so, the internal battey may be bad. If it works and doesn't shut down, you have a problem with it not charging in the car and the adapter may be bad.



    - Jim

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    SHARCNET-USA Jan 27, 2008

    Thanks for the inapropriate vote, You never answered any of my questions. I was asking questions to help better understand your problem and help you troubleshhot your problem. That's too bad, I really wanted to help you.

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    SHARCNET-USA Feb 01, 2008

    Your welcome and thanks for the Fixya vote!



    - Jim

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