I have a Streetpilot 2620. I called Garmin and they want $275 to fix it. I took it to a friend that fixes televisions. He looked at it and said there was a short somewhere near the off/on switch which was causing the unit to not turn on. He said he would need a schematic of the circuit board to fix it Should I toss it and by a new one or is it fixable?
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I have a same problem, and I think I can fix it, may be not. Any how, I bought a cornice drive on eBay and as soon I will get it. I will load
my maps on to it with usb connector after that I take it a part and
remove it from its case. Then I will take my Garmin Streetpilot 2620
apart remove the old cornice drive and install the new drive. I suspect
it will work like a charm. To check your GPS at boot push and hold "menu-find" buttons simultaneously and you will get a screen to verify your problematic cornice drive.
There is no reset button. Every time you turn off your Garmin and turn it back on it reloads everything fresh. What is likely the cause of what you are experiencing is a failed Cornice microdrive. It is near impossible to fix with the parts available today (May 2010) and it is more time management and cost effective simply to purchase a working 2610 from a third party site, or to purchase a new unit from the store that is still supported. In addition to the parts issue Garmin discontinued Map support for the 2620 (and 2610) in 2009.
In February I posted that I will replace the cornice drive on my 2620 because I had this problem Well I did that, but could not fix the problem. Garmin is asking $275 to replace my unit, I did not wanted to pay them that much. So I bought a 2610 at eBay for a $100 and don't have to worry about hard drives any longer. To get this screen on a GPS push "menu+find" and then turn on unit. It will show this diagnostic screen.