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Cannot install data. Connected to internet, turned garmin on, usb cord plugged in.

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You must go to Garmin's website and download there communication software. the gps is not usable when its plugged in with usb cord.

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Have plugged in but keeps saying low battery

Then the battery must be replaced. You must send it back to the manufacturer for this service as the battery is not accessible without special tools. Cost is about $125.00

Jun 14, 2012 | Garmin nuvi 1350 Car GPS Receiver

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Garmin Nuvi 1450 will not turn on


Try performing a soft and or hard reset on the GPS.
The soft reset is done with the unit disconnected from the power cord, press and hold the power button down for at least 10 seconds until the Garmin screen is displayed.

The hard reset is done with the unit disconnected from the power cord and the unit off, press and hold the lower right corner of the screen and press the power button. A prompt will appear asking "Do you really want to erase all user data?". This will erase all favorites that were saved to the unit. Press yes to reset the unit to factory specifications.

Run the Garmin WebUpdater program to install or reinstall the latest software for your device. This will usually fix any issues.

Be sure to download the correct version for PC or Mac.

You may also want to contact Garmin Support for assistance.

Dec 25, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 1450 GPS Receiver

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My computer windows XP can't see/recognize my garmin nuvi 1250. I just bought it .The garmin was made in Taiwan. I have intention to upgrade the map.. coz it is old map (2010).but I cannot register...

Assuming the Garmin communicator plug-in has been installed in the Internet Browser and registered at with a user account - the Garmin goes into (PC) communication mode when its connected to the USB port of a PC.

If that doesn't happen - i'd suspect the USB cable first.

Assuming the cable is ok - including the USB port of the PC - the Garmin must go into (PC) communication mode. If not the Garmin USB jack could be defective.

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When i ever i connect my blackberry 8100 to my pc it demands drivers, how can i get this solved

insert the disc that comes with the phone and run it. this should install all necessary drivers for you but if you dont have it, you can go online and search for the drivers.

Nov 05, 2010 | RIM BlackBerry Pearl 8100

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I plug it into the car and it will not keep the charge, it shuts off

This happened to me, take your garmin inside and connect it to your computer let it sit for about 10 mins,then disconnect it make sure the power is on After the splash screen, when it says loading map data, plug it back in quickly, this will bring it into charge mode. Now leave it connected for a couple of hours, then return it to your car. this happened to me becuase I do not have the proper power cord. I'm using a USB car charger, therefore I have to unplug and plug in every time I turn on the car. I need the cord that connects to the dock.

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USB wont connect garmin to comp

usb doesn't need to be connected to both inputs just try one or the other

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Garmin 760 will not power on

Is the battery charged? What does the battery indicator say? If you are using it in the car, is the power cord connected and working properly? If it is working correctly, you should see a lightning bolt symbol over the battery bar graph showing that it is connected to an external power source and that it is charging.
Try plugging it into your PC and looking at the battery indicator. Do you see the lightning bolt? Does it shut off when your using it on the PC? If not, there is something not right with the car adapter. Also, just because it was plugged into the car adapter does not mean it was charging. Many cars will turn off the cigarette/accessory jack when the ignition is off or shut off after a short while to protect the car's battery from being run down. Try hooking it up the the PC overnight and leave the PC on. In the morning try using it. Does it still shut off? If so, the internal battey may be bad. If it works and doesn't shut down, you have a problem with it not charging in the car and the adapter may be bad.

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My Garmin C340 is dead!!!!

I had the same problem on a trip. Required two fixes and once I did this the unit worked fine.
1. Replace the fuse in the car adapter (reason it wasn't charging when I used it in the car).
2. See the users manual on page 31 regarding resetting your C340.

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Have you installed the USB drivers for your GPS to your PC? You can download the drivers from the Garmin website.

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Can i charge the batt for thec530 by pluging in the computer with the USB cord,Pc to c530

Yes, plugging the unit into the computer via the USB cord will charge the unit.

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