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My GPS keeps reseting itself! I turn it on, the Garmin sign shows up and it dies! and then I turn it on again and it dies again! So, I cannot use my GPS at all! It was working just fine and its been couple of days that it is doing this!

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A file might have corrupted on the system.

If you uploaded some POI file just before the crash, it might be a defective POI database. You can delete it by booting in test mode (turn device off, press on the lower left corner, keeping pressed turn the device on, wait for the test menu to appear. If the unit stays on, you can connect it to a computer and see its memory, locating the poi.gpi file in the POI folder. Move it on your computer (just to have a backup; one never knows), safely remove and disconnect the USB device from the PC and power cycle the Nuvi).

Assuming it's not the POI, you will have to perform the Firmware Restore on your device (or you might install the newest firmware from Garmin, as well). When in Test Mode (see above), the Garmin Web Updater function should work: http://www8.garmin.com/products/webupdater/howtoinstall.jsp

Also, you may try a Master Reset:
http://www.gpsdiscussion.com/garmin-gps/2183-your-nuvi-having-trouble-picking-up-signal-acting-lethargic-do-master-reset.html

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