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MY Garmin will not turn on. I have tried recharging it and it still won't even turn on.

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I "over charged" my Garmin one time and it wouldn't turn on. There is a way to reset it so it works, but right off hand I can't remember how to do it. I have an email in to tech support. Let you kmow what I hear.

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It won't turn on and even if i plug it into the computer or a ciagrette lighter nothing happens. it was working perfectly fine when i was using it and now i have absolutely nothing. it kept saying low...


Have you tried pressing and holding the power button for about 8 to 10 seconds? It should go on then off. Then wait a few seconds the turn it on normally. This usually resets the unit.
If this does not work try a hard reset.
Press and hold (and continue to hold) the bottom-right corner of the screen while powering the unit on.

Continue to hold the screen until the "Do you want to erase all user data?" prompt appears.

Press "yes" and the unit will reboot. This resets all your location settings and user preferences.

If possible after the hard reset, let the unit sit outdoors in the open for about 30 minutes or so to let the unit re-acquire the satellite data.

Once it gets going update your gps at the Garmin site.
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Here is a link to the owners manual if needed.

http://www8.garmin.com/manuals/3130_OwnersManual.pdf

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Garmin gps powers off even when fully charged


If you're "recharging" via the car charger - you might want to try charging via USB jack on your computer - or AC adapter (if your GPS shipped with one) for 5 or more hours.

Many Garmin units develop this condition when used strictly in the car / cigar outlet power source. While connected to your computer, you should go to Garmin's website and download, install & run the "webupdater" software. When complete, your Garmin GPS will have the latest firmware and patches to the software (not maps!).

After charging via USB or AC adapter, your GPS should stay on. If your GPS turns on via a slide switch on the top, Slide the switch from OFF and hold in the ON position for 10 seconds before letting go of the switch. This should force a "boot" on the GPS.

If you're unable to get the device to power up, contact Garmin Support to determine if your device is affected by a a recent battery recall or if there are other suggestions they have to solve the problem.

I hope this helps!

Oct 08, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 650 GPS Receiver

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GPS is 1.5 years old and it stopped working. It won't turn on, even when plugged into the car charger. Could this be a connection or battery issue?


It could be a battery issue - but that isn't likely. Disconnect the GPS from the car charger and connect to your computer via USB port overnight (8+ hours) and try again. The battery is "reconditioned" for lack of a better term, and will recharge again as in the past. If it happens again, repeat the procedure.

If still having problems, you should contact Garmin Support below:

http://www.garmin.com/garmin/cms/site/us/support

Please rate this reply if you found it helpful - good luck!

Jul 15, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Garmin won't charge or turn on.


Hello :

How old is your battery ? I think that the battery life is ended [ can't be recharged anymore ] . Just replace it and problem will be solved .

please rate !

Apr 14, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 205 GPS Receiver

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Today i turned on my garmin after a few months, it was working will for about 2 min, then it lost satellites, so I turned it off, then tried to turn it back on, but it never turned back on. the battery...


If the GPS's internal battery is allowed to discharge too far, it will not be possible to recharge with the card charger, until it is brought up to a certain level. Connect the nuvi to a computer with USB cable overnight. This will trickle charge the internal battery to a level that will allow the car charger / cradle to keep the GPS charged from that point on. Anytime the car charger fails to recharge the internal battery, the USB charge method will have to be performed first.

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My Garmin c340 has won't turn on, screen is completly dark unit is charged


I has the same problem with a streetpilot 540.. It wouldn't turn on, even once charged. There was no reset button under the serial number. However, prise off the grey plastic square plate on the front panel which goes around the screen. ( there's even a little space for your fingernail under the Garmin logo). The reset button is under that plate. Press that with a screwdriver then turn on. My unit turned on once reset.

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Garmin nivi 200 won,t turn on


well if the plug is not making contact it cant recharge. you need to have it repaired and that may well be costly as it will require a new motherboard. Parts are no longer soldered or repaired The motherboard will be repalaced and the basic board is ^$90 the labour 1.5 hrs o 2 hrs minimum at $95 I am sure you will be able to buy a new model for the same cost

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Garmin c330 gps will not turn on


try this just worked for mine


1.Under the face plate by the Garmin Logo.Use your thumbnail to remove the plate.
2.Press the reset button.
Information located on page 28 of the owners manual if you need a diagram.

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Pull the front faceplate off. There is a small indentation under the word Garmin which you could use a finger nail to lift off the faceplate. After the faceplate is off, on the right side is a reset button. Hold it down for 3 seconds and then try powering up the unit. If the battery is completely dead you might have to recharge the battery for about 10-15 minutes to get it to start.

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