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Garmin 760 will not power on

I used webupadter from Garmin for my new 760 and now my GArmin will not power on. It will go to Garmins jump screen then power down. The computer will not recoognize it when attached to the usb. How to fix? Rest will not work.

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  • Brenno Mar 10, 2008

    Garmin powers on but goes ** further than the Garmin intro screen.
    8 second reset does **t work. Neither does connecting it to a power supply or computer.

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  • suddelidei Jun 30, 2008

    My Garmin device won´t start up. When connected to a PC, it seems to start up normally. But instead of the normal screen (connecting to PC-screen followed by requesting safety code) it displays the message "Loading Maps....." and hangs in this state.
    When I start up the Garmin disconnected from my PC, it runs through the same start up procedure. But when it comes to the position "Loading Maps....", the unit switches off.
    The trouble started when the unit was operated on battery, and ran for some time with low battery message. I´ve tried two different resets. One with pressing lower right corner of screen while switching on, and the other pressing and holding the on/off switch for more than 8 seconds.

  • ladybones528 Aug 07, 2008

    My garmin will not start up, even when changed cables, tried different USB ports, tried it in my car, but it will not start.

  • ben_liyan Dec 01, 2008

    cannot turn it on

  • terje2 Dec 19, 2008

    will not power on

  • artcentric Jan 03, 2009

    I am having the same problem. "Loading maps" and then nothing. I tried turning on and pressing down on screen and got a momentary message to reset but lost it when I tried to press "yes." Now I can't get the message to appear again. Anything I can do while it's connected via USB?

    The GPS is only 5 months old!

  • Anonymous Jan 05, 2009

    Worked for a week just find the poof no power!!

  • Mindbender_1 Feb 10, 2009

    The description of my problem is my Nuvi GPS device, after it is powered on, it continues to turn on and off. I tried to plug the USB jack into it to update the software for MSN Direct Receiver/GDB 50. However, the unit continued to turn on and off immediately after plugged in. I got the same result when I placed it into the cradle in the vehicle, it immediately started to turn on and off. I also tried to reset the device by holding the power key to the left for 8 seconds and I also tried to master reset it by holding the upper right corner when it turned back on. So I followed all the troubleshooting directions in the manual and nothing worked. Also, I don't leave in the vehicle overnight due to cold weather and/or theft. I know it doesn't work properly if presented in any extreme conditions. I am an Electronics Tech and Electrician, but this stumped me. It just stopped working



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I had the same problem and the only way I could get my unit working again was resetting by turning on and keeping finger on the screen then clicking 'yes' to 'reset all user data"

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Are you using a USB cable that you got from Garmin? You might have to buy their cable, as opposed to using one that you already had lying around. There are tons of people having issues like this. Garmin doesn't include the USB cable with the unit. Your camera cable has the same style of plug, so you hook it up - and then the weirdness starts. Some people get lucky and it works, while others find symptoms as described above. Garmin really ought to include a USB cable with the device if a special one is required. This is giving them a black eye whether they realize it or not.

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