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When the power button is pressed, the "garmin logo" screen recycles continuously. Holding the power button to reset doesn't help. Like a computer stuck in a loop.

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Please see THIS TIP on the Garmin Master Reset.

Then update your unit using Garmin's WebUpdater. CLICK HERE.

Thanks for using FixYa - a 4 THUMBS rating is appreciated for answering your FREE question.

Posted on May 27, 2010

Testimonial: "I apologize for the initial rating. I had already tried that procedure per Garmin and it was unsuccessful so my rating reflected that the "procedure" wasn't helpful not the individual who provided it. I appreciate the assistance and will have to return the 2-week old GPS to the manufacturer."

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    blueextc3221 May 27, 2010

    Did the reset not take the unit out of the loop?
    What is the reason for the 1 thumb rating please?
    1 Thumb ratings are reserved for answers that are Abusive, or not related to the product.
    The information are the initial steps straight from Garmin.
    They recommend a Hard Reset for all lock-ups and looping problems.

    If a Hard reset does not work - the unit has a hardware failure and must be returned to Garmin for repair. They do not "authorize" repair shops to fix their units.

    Please reconsider changing your assessment to 4 Thumbs - as this IS the correct answer - even though it may not be the one you want to hear. Rating percentages are determined by the # and quantity of votes. It is the only form of gratification Experts get for answering FREE questions.

    If there were additional concerns, a follow up comment would have been preferred over a 1 Thumb rating.

    Thank You.

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Talked with Garmin today. They state it is a defective/substandard part being used in the unit. Told me to return mine and they will send out a new one with the problem fixed.

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