Re: power on/off button not working on a garmin...
At the top of the GPS thers a power button
take an eye glass flat head screw driver and pop the power button out there should be a rubber button the is pushed in and not touching the buttonpop out the rubber button and put the cap button back and it should turn on and off without a problem
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The first solution is, of course, to try recharging your Streetpilot III by plugging it in to either your accessory outlet (cigarette lighter) in your car.......or a USB port on your PC. (preferably a USB2 outlet that has a higher power output).
Try charging for at least an hour with the 'other' cord, if the unit won't power up after using the 'first' one.
If the unit STILL won't power up after charging with BOTH cords (for an hour each), then either open the unit and replace the battery, or, sorry....if you're mechanically/electrically challenged......you're best to send your unit in to Garmin for repair, because it could be any number of different problems.
To RESET it turn the unit off, then hold down the menu and map buttons, simultaneously, then turn the unit back on and continue to hold down the buttons down for at least five more seconds, then the unit will power up.
If it is a streetpilot 2720 also may work on other models...
Turn unit off hold down menu button while turning unit on and, hold button down till a white page comes up that says general.
This this the testing mode if it is not testing then press the menu button, after test is down press menu button a couple of times and it will go to another testing, continue to the end turn power off then back on and should work it did for me.
DO THE FOLLOWING unless you know why you are doing it. If you
press and hold ROUTE when the unit is powered up, you do a
master reset. This will clear all data and user
variables. Unlike previous Garmin GPS receivers, this will
NOT clear the temp compensation curves and non user data.
If the MENU key
is pressed and held when the unit is
turned ON, an undocumented test screen is activated
which incidentally measures battery voltage, temperature and a few
other things. Pressing QUIT (several times) from the
test screen gives you a set of display test screens.
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
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?”
Will the device turn on without the cord (on battery power)? If not then the cord is not the issue most likely. To make sure, you can use the USB cable and try charging via that hooked up to your computer (make sure computer is on). Give it sometime to charge (30mins) and see if you can get it to turn on. If this doesn't work, I think the next best thing is to contact Garmin support.
Push the power button to turn it on then count to 5 then hit enter. Then count to 5 again then hit enter. Once there hit the power button with a real quick press. The power button is also the screen brightness button. Someone may have turned it all the way down. OR the back light could have gone out.