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Shuts off My 15 month old unit shuts off right after displaying the initial "Garmin Nuvi" screen. This occurs even during charging in the auto. I've charged at home, same result.

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  • sneakers44 Mar 18, 2008

    Yes, that did it.
    If it happens again, I'l get a new battery. THANKS!!

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Stupid question time! Have you tried resetting the unit?

  1. Disconnect it from external power.
  2. Flip up the GPS antenna.
  3. Press the "Reset" button on the back.
  4. Connect the unit back to external power. The unit should reboot.
I also just read a review on epinions.com about this GPS that says many people have noticed their battery stops accepting a charge after about.....drumroll.....15 months! It's possible your battery has died, and being non-user-replaceable, you'd have to send it to Garmin for them to replacement (about $80).

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I had a similiar problem with a difrent product, after a few weeks the device stoped working at all.

If you still have warranty in it Id suggest you take it for repairs.

Other options could be to reset the device, il look up instructions in a moment.

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Sounds like maybe the battery inside is ready for a new life, and a replacement? that would explain the shut down.

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    Patrick Michaels Mar 18, 2008

    good on ya..thankya for using fixya, and ensure that you send the vote to whomever you believe was most helpful.


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Hello ,

Reset the system once or try reinstalling the software

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Does it blink a certain amount of blinks pause a second or just blink constantly with no pauses? Let me know it will blink a code if its going into protected shutdown. And it will blink constantly for another reason.

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    eagle338 Mar 10, 2008

    I'm assuming that its going into standby mode after it shuts off..

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    eagle338 Mar 10, 2008

    oh! sorry i have swapped a solution.. How about a firmware update before you replace the battery?

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    eagle338 Mar 18, 2008

    hi! Did you try updating the firmware?

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