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Stuck with pre boot mode on screen

Will not turn off, stuck on with display saying 'pre boot mode'. Does nothing but this - please help!

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  • premhomes Aug 04, 2008

    garmin 650 shut down and when I tried to restart it displays pre boot mode and nothing else. Please advise

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    Will not turn off, stuck on with display saying 'pre boot mode'. Does nothing but this - please help!

  • szgagnon Aug 22, 2008

    I am stuck with pre-boot mode

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"Will not turn off, stuck on with display saying 'pre boot mode'. Does nothing but this - please help!"

This indicates that the on/off switch is shorted out. You can duplicate this problem by taking a working Nuvi and keep holding down the on/off button when turning it on. It will stay in this mode until you let off on the power on/off button.

- Jim

Posted on Aug 12, 2008

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