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When I turn the Garmin on only the Garmin name shows on the screen. To turn it off I have to remove the batteries.

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  • cdj1951 Apr 26, 2010

    I have a Garmin Approach Golf GPS - this solution did not work. Nothing changed on the screen when I turned it on after continuously pressing the upper left corner of the device.

  • cdj1951 Apr 26, 2010

    I put in new batteries and downloaded firmware; my computer is not recognizing the Garmin Approach 5 when I connect to USB so the program cannot find the Garmin to download the software. As soon as I plug in the USB connection cord it turns the Garmin on rather than using the "on" button.



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Your problem Most probably can be solved by restting your device. It would have been easier if you had mentioned the Model No. of your device. Following is general method shown for resetting most Garmin devices.

Try this method out. ihope it solves your problem. be sure to take care about all the warnings regarding data loss mentioned in this guide.

Posted on Apr 26, 2010

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    Mohsin Idrees Apr 26, 2010

    Try doing it with fresh pair of batteries, Maybe it may help if you do it after keeping the unit without batteries for say 2-3 hours. Otherwise it seems like a firmware problem, Hopefully if you can update its firmware i am pretty sure your problem can be solved, If you are unable to update the firmware due to any number of reasons, then you might want to contact garmin support directly. here is the link to the Garmin Firmware Update page.

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    Mohsin Idrees Apr 26, 2010

    Well I cant think of any other solution right now, maybe some other more experienced guys may help you out but i think you should atleast call garmin support people and expalin your problem to them.



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