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Hi, I have a garmin nuvi 1200 and I had it plugged into the car. my power does not go off when you turn off the car. I turned off the car, went into the store came out and the nuvi was dark and dead. no amount of pushing on the power switch will get it to turn on. the power cord works fine and the power outlets in the car are also fine. is there anything i can do? thanks. Louise in NYC

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  • dragondogs4 Aug 03, 2010

    i do not see a reset button, I pried off the silver frame, is this button someplace? I can't see a thing. but I could be looking in the wrong place.

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Hi Louise. Carefully pry the frame off from around the screen. It is thin and delicate so work carefully and use your fingernail. Once you have that frame off you will see a reset button. with the unit on, push the reset button. This may solve your problem, in fact it probably will. But, if it does not, go to Garmin.com and see how to mail it in for a repair. J.

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Testimonial: "helpful but i still can't find the button and I pried off the silver frame. I may be missing somthing."

  • bonspond Aug 26, 2010

    When I removed the silver band, there was a small circle with a dot in it on the right hand side. I pushed it in this a pen point. I didn't think it did anything, but suddenly....I have a working Garmin unit. Hope it works for you as well.

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