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Unit blocks with Garmin name a computer cable to a unit on screen

When connecting to the car charger the unit locks with the garmin logo, a unit connected to a computer via a cable .the unit remains locked and needs reset. what is wrong? help

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  • johnmcloughl Feb 05, 2010

    Thanks for this but this was the first thing `i tried. any other Idea as this does not happen when it is being charged by the usb computer connection.

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Try sliding the power button to the off position then to the lock position when this occurs next time. it should unlock it.

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Hello Was hoping to get a video on how to


First, a freezing problem or lock-up during boot-up has nothing to do with the LCD display. If the screens shows a graphic, such as the Garmin logo and without lines or splotches, then the screen is fine. Lock-ups during boot-up are caused by corrupted firmware or maps or a corrupted flash drive. All of which can be resolved without taking the unit apart. The battery has nothing to do with it either. If the unit locks up while connected to the car charger, then the battery is essentially being charged and not powering the unit. I can't see your board but if you pulled the ribbon out of the board, you may have damaged the locking latch that holds the ribbon in place. The locking latch is a thin white or rust-colored strip of plastic on a hinge. That hinge should be up when sliding the flex cable into the connector, then the locking latch is pushed down toward the flex cable until you hear it click. The flex cable should be secured at this point. If you have busted the locking latch off, it is game over for your Nuvi. More info on booting issues can be found here:

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

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Garmin 1450 LMT Not loading past Garmin logo


The USB will not be recognized until the unit boots to the main screen. This is where the subroutine scans for the insertion of the USB cable. In order to fix this problem, you have to access the flash drive directly, bypassing the standard boot-up. The drive must be properly formatted, otherwise the Nuvi can not write to the flash drive on boot-up and will either go into a boot-up loop or stay stuck at the Garmin logo. Accessing the flash drive must be accomplished in pre-boot mode. there are several programs out there that can do this. Once the drive is properly formatted, the unit will boot, create the Garmin folder, write a few other folders and files and boot-to the main menu. Now, you can connect the cable as usual and start copying over your backed up files. I've repaired this issue many times.

More info can be found here:

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

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HOw do you charge it?


This unit comes with a charger (AC). There is alxo a car charger. Both have a USB connecter that plugs into the side of your unit.

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Plugged in my Garmin 205 this morning and all the screen will display is the GARMIN logo. How do I get it repaired?


hold your thamb finger at right/bottom cornner of LCD screen, then plug in car charger. unit will reset to factory mode. try it.

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When I plug the gps into the charger a computer picture shows up and I can't get it on any other screen. What's the matter?


Did you recently purchase that charger?

This usually happens when the charger is not compatible with the unit. or you could be using a non-Garmin charger. There are some "store-brand" chargers that work well, and some do not. Store brand Charger are made to be Universal. To fit multiple devices and maximize profits. You want a Garmin Specific Charger, and here is the logic why...

The reason behind it:

1. The Garmin USB Cable that you connect to your computer has a special 4-pin configuration telling the GPS that is is connected to a computer. This is the configuration most "generic" chargers use to maximize device compatibility.

2. The Garmin Car Charger has a different pin configuration with 2 less pins, giving it only positive ( + ) and Negative ( - ) to charge the GPS.

When the GPS receives the 4 pin, which is also found in a "Motorola" Cell phone charger, it will automatically sense that it is connected to a computer.

Long winded, but I wanted to explain why. Simple fix, Just go get a new charger and make sure it's Garmin compatible.

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I connected the unit to the car charger instead of the USB charger and then held down the reset for 10-15 seconds, after which the system would show the computer connection on the charger and then boot up when not on the charger.

Aug 04, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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My garmin nuvi works as a stand alone, but plug her in to computer or car power and all you get is a screen showing garmin logo and a picture of it connected to a computer.


Hi

You will need to reset your Nuvi as it is locked into computer mode. To reset it - depending on your version see below.

On some Nuvis there is a recessed master reset button on the body of the unit which you need to access with a nib of a pen or bent paper clip.

For Nuvi 660/680 series
Power off Garmin unit. Press and hold the upper top left corner of screen and then power on the unit by pressing once on the Power button. You should be prompted to clear all user data, or asked if do you really want to start up in maintenance mode. Press “Yes” to reset (warning: all data will be erased and lost, so backup before proceeding) or enter maintenance mode.

For nuvi 200, 250, 360 750, 760 series
Turn off Garmin device. Press down on bottom right corner of the touchscreen, and while holding it power on the GPS unit. You should be prompted whether do you really want to erase all user data, or asked if do you really want to start up in maintenance mode. Press “Yes” to reset (warning: all data will be erased and lost, so backup before proceeding) or enter maintenance mode.

If the above fails it is likely that the problem is not with the Nuvi but the charging unit which is not signalling the unit properly and the Nuvi is recognising it as a USB cable instead of a charger.

Hope this helps. Please remember to rate my answer. Many Thanks.

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I turned it on and it lit up and then completely died


Question: Why won't my StreetPilot c3xx power on?
Found on the Garmin web site --> Answer: If your StreetPilot does not power on, or if it turns on then turns off, you can troubleshoot the problem by resetting or charging the unit. The reset is a "soft" reset that you can perform in the car; it restores power to the unit, but it does not remove data.
To reset the unit:
  1. Place the unit in the cradle and roll it backwards slightly to lock it in place.
  2. With the key in the car ignition, turn on the unit or put it in accessory mode.
  3. On the face plate of the unit, put your thumb nail in the groove under the Garmin logo and gently pull off the face plate.
  4. With the face plate removed, press the reset button on the right side.
  5. Turn the unit back on. If the unit still doesn't power on, you may need to charge it.
To charge the unit:
  1. Using the provided USB cable, connect the device to the computer.
  2. Reset the unit (following instructions above).
  3. Keep the device connected to the computer and allow it to charge overnight (7-8 hours).
  4. After charging, unplug the unit and power it on.
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This is ODD, because I don't believe the C240 has a PIN lock.

However, have you tried a hardware RESET? The button is hidden behind the front panel, which snaps off by a fingernail slot located directly under the GARMIN logo on the front panel.

* Use caution removing and reinstalling the front panel... it's somewhat fragile... wiggle it a little to get it off.

Press where it says "Press to Reset", hold for a second or two. Charge the unit with the car cord or USB cable, then try to turn it on again.

Once you can get the unit to (hopefully) turn ON, you should run all updates (there may be several!) using Garmin's Webupdater. (Connect to computer with USB cable first.)

Hope this helps!!

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