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I have a Garmin Nuvi 500. It keeps shutting off right after it says it's loading the maps. I did a master reset and the box does come up to ask if I want to delete all user info. I get just enough time to hit yes and then it turns off about 1-2 seconds later.

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  • rrsch25 May 08, 2010

    How do I reinstall the software if it won't stay on long enough for my computer to recognize it?

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Hello,

how long have you been using this Gps? I suspect the Gps battery. Since the Gps will not stay on long enough, then you need to focus your attention on what powers the Gps which is battery.

It is turning of frequently because the battery probably cannot hold charge.

I would suggest that you try changing the Gps battery, and see if it will make any difference. Resetting the Gps did not solve the problem because its not a software problem.

I hope you understand what I mean.

Take care.

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Dear Rrsch,
It is software problem. It seems that your software has been corrupted....... So please reinstall your software and enjoyed...........

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