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Garmin c530 won't turn on

I just bought a c530, and it worked fine through the inital setup and all (which I did a few days ago) and then today when I decide to try it out, it won't turn on. I have it plugged into the 12v in my car. It won't turn on either when I plug it into my computer.

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Re: Garmin c530 won't turn on

I had the same problem: unit would not turn on under any conditions; was not recognized when plugged into my computer, and the REST button had no effect. I opened it up by removing the screen plate, then removed the four black Phillips screws. It wouldn't work unti I unplugged the battery, then plugged it into the computer with the battery unplugged. VIOLA! It came up with no problem...

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Have a c530 I purchased 11/2006. In 12/2006 had 3 instances where I shut unit off and it would not turn on. Garmin had me do resets which did nothing. Had to leave unit to discharge for 3 days, then plugged in USB and it powered up and was fine (for a week or so). They gave me a new unit and at the same time a system software upgrade was available. The c530 was perfect through all of 2007. Then in Jan 2008, the same failures occurred 3 times. I discharged it 3 times and it now works, but for how long? My advice is to get anoher model. I have 5, c330's for over a year and they have had 100% reliability. l

Posted on Jan 27, 2008

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I just purchased my c530 a couple of days ago and had been loving it. I had added some custom POI's to my sd card using POI loader version 2.4.0 and that had worked fine. Then the other day I tried to load some new custom POI's, but POI loader got hung up and froze. After disconnecting the c530, I restarted it. After it started, a screen came up that said "No detailed maps found that support routing. The Streetpilot cannot be used without them." I contacted garmin, here is the site for contact info since I am unsure where you are. the tech support at Garmin. They said that somehow the files on my c530 must have gotten corrupted. The person I talked to at Garmin was very friendly and walked me through several things trying to get my unit to work. He was very apologetic and said that this should not have happened. He told me I would have to return it and get a replacement. Sorry Hope this helped.

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You'll need to enter the serial number of your device, only after that you'll be able to select your c530 device from the list. However, if its not showing there then you can visit this link for update installation of your C530---

Garmin C530 Update

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And, if you are unable to install the updates then you can visit this link for more details---

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If you have not tried it try to update the latest firmware .
By updating firmware your problem can be fixed .

If your problem still exists then try to charge your gps from any external charger and check whether screen is working properly .

If your problem still continues then you need to take your gps to near by shop to get it repaired .

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