I tried so many things to fix it. every time i try to turn it on, all the screen reads is "Boot Error! Please format unit." i dont know what this means or what to do. ive even pushed the reset button. it was my last resource. nothing happened. it just turns off. when i turn it back on, it reads the same thing. plus, my computer wont even read the device while its connected. i need some help. if all is not lost, please answer as soon as possible
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There are two ways to format an Mp3 player - one on the computer itself, and one in Windows Media Player. Both methods will end up erasing all the songs on the player, but the player will be "good as new" after that. Sometimes reformatting in this manner will override the player's native formatting and cause problems - this can be reversed in most cases by updating the player's firmware. Firmware upgrades are available from most manufacturers' websites.
WARNING: The following procedures will erase all songs on the player.
Check if the file system is NTFS. If yes, format it to FAT or FAT32. - Connect player to computer, double-click my computer, right click on icon of mp3 player and select format. This only applies to Windows-based computers. You can also format the player in Windows Media Player itself: Connect your Mp3 player to the computer and open Windows Media Player. Click on the Sync tab. Pull down the drop down menu underneath the Sync tab by moving your cursor over the Sync tab and left clicking on the little black arrow underneath the Sync tab. Highlight "name of Mp3 player here 1GB" (wording may vary slightly), and then select "Format." - this should erase everything. -Tha Mp3 Doctor
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The USB will not be recognized until the unit boots to the main screen. This is where the subroutine scans for the insertion of the USB cable. In order to fix this problem, you have to access the flash drive directly, bypassing the standard boot-up. The drive must be properly formatted, otherwise the Nuvi can not write to the flash drive on boot-up and will either go into a boot-up loop or stay stuck at the Garmin logo. Accessing the flash drive must be accomplished in pre-boot mode. there are several programs out there that can do this. Once the drive is properly formatted, the unit will boot, create the Garmin folder, write a few other folders and files and boot-to the main menu. Now, you can connect the cable as usual and start copying over your backed up files. I've repaired this issue many times.
1. Turn the LMS-330 off 2. Press and hold the ZIN, ZOUT, and PWR buttons 3. Release the three buttons once you see the "warning, do not rely..." message appear
If you get that far, the problem is solved. If you get boot failed again, try installing the latest update which can be downloaded from http://www.lowrance.com/en/Downloads/Product-Software-Updates/
If you still get boot failed, you will need to get the LMS-330 repaired/replaced. You can contact Lowrance support at 800-324-1356 or email them by going to http://www.lowrance.com/en/Support/Product-Support/Contact/
Error message at start-up reads: "Press ENTER to continue NAND, Press ESC to cancel". Either choice I seclect and the unit shuts-down.
"With you XL turned off press nav + power; then change the numbers in the box from 00 to 95 by using the joystick and then press the joystick itself; (ENTER), accepting what is proposed...
Either FORMAT or SCAN... LET IT RUN!
After turning the gps on again and pressing enter the NAND will be configured and your gps will become in order again. Your system will immediately start to re-set itself.
If necessary, in usb file transfer mode, reload the basemap in the directory background maps..."
The only difference is that I had to load my SD card in the unit for it to work during the FORMAT.
Hold down Menu and Find buttons at boot, you will get a screen like this. That should tell you if your cornice drive is working or not. If it does not, then either you have to send the unit in to Garmin to fix for $275 or try fixing it by your self, I'm trying to fix one my self. I will post when I'm done either way :)
Hiya... I had a similar problem and managed to fix it as follows. With the unit switched off, plug in the usb/pc cable and hold down the "on" button until the screen reads pre boot mode. Keep on holding down the "on" button and reinstall the updater software from the Garmin site. When completed release the "on" on button and hopefully the unit should re boot normally.
Hope this helps.