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The GPS Garmin 1200 Nuvi suddenly got blockd and wont start. I tried re-setting but no success. I can only get the Garmin logo on the screen...nothing more.

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  • arivas17 May 05, 2010

    It does not power down....Garmin logo remains fixed on screen.

    When I do the 10 second re-setting the screen turns off for a second then I get the logo back again.

  • arivas17 May 05, 2010

    I just wanted to make sure you received my reply.

  • arivas17 May 05, 2010

    Tried that just now. Still doesnt work. I did notice that the unit will turn off if not plugged in. So it appears to not hold a charge.

  • arivas17 May 05, 2010

    I received an email from FixYa following my latets email, but there was no new info.

  • arivas17 May 06, 2010

    The unit does power off completely if I press the button. I have not tried the USB cable to charge it.

    I will give it a try.

    Tks.

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Does it power down - or continue saying GARMIN on the screen?

Thanks!

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    blueextc3221 May 05, 2010

    attempt to turn it off again - but touch and hold the screen in the lower right corner for a master reset.



    CLICK HERE for the master reset instructions.

  • blueextc3221
    blueextc3221 May 05, 2010

    That was what I suspected - but you really never replied if the unit powered down - or just stayed on GARMIN screen.



    Have you tried the USB cable to charge?



  • blueextc3221
    blueextc3221 May 05, 2010

    Comment posted on May 05, 2010
    That was what I suspected - but you really never replied if the unit powered down - or just stayed on GARMIN screen.

    Have you tried the USB cable to charge?

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    blueextc3221 May 06, 2010

    if trying the USB cable charges the unit - check the tip of the car charger. It unscrews revealing a protection fuse. It is probably blown.



    if it does NOT work - the problem is with the unit. The battery pack is no longer able to hold a charge. The battery packs in nuvis are soldered onto the main PCB for space restrictions, and garmin suggests sending them back for replacement - as they do not support Joe Repairman with parts.



    They DO offer an out-of-warranty flat fee repair policy.



    CLICK HERE for the details.



    Your 1200 is listed as a $99 flat rate repair.



    That same link will start the repair/return process as well.



    Thanks for using FixYa!!

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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 almanac data.


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