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Charged garmin forerunner 110 with 12 volts for split seconds and won't turn on anymore?


Power supply damage is most likely and depending on cost of the unit itself may or may not be worth fixing---kind of like hooking a radio up backwards on a 12 volt system--damage is INSTANT and sometimes fatal.

Dec 04, 2012 | Garmin Forerunner 110 GPS Receiver

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I have a Garmin 1300 series. It has stopped charging. i have tried charging it in the car and indoors but still no success. it is less than a year old. any suggestions?


The batteries in these devices tend to last several years under "normal" conditions of use.

If the unit is less than a year old, it should be covered under the Garmin's warranty. Gather your proof of purchase (sales slip, etc.) and contact Garmin Customer Support. They'll solve the problem for you most likely by sending you a newly factory overhauled 1390T. This means you won't get YOUR GPS back - but rather a different one. Be sure to back up and remove any personally identifiable info on your GPS before sending it to Garmin. Your replacement 1390T will have the latest maps installed on it already. Simply register it like you did with the first one on their site and you're done!

I hope this helps & good luck!

Oct 07, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 1390T Car GPS Receiver

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My nuvi 1450 won't turn on and the garmin website updater won't reconize it hooked up to my computer even my computer won't reconize it.


I had the same problem with mine and got it working by doing the following while on the phone to Garmin. Plug your charger cord into the device and your computer (do not use a laptop, you need the higher current from a desktop for this). Hold the power button down for as long as it takes for the Garmin logo to display, this could be as much as 1 minute. As soon as the image shows on the screen, release the power button. If your Garmin isn't completely shot you will see it boot up.
If you have the Garmin Web Updater program on your computer, run it and update the operating system software to insure you have the latest greatest from Garmin. Once that is done, update your XML data files - they'll be on the list of updates if you need them. Once those are done you can update any voice or language files you'd like.
Lastly, leave your GPS plugged in at least an hour or two to give it a charge. Overnight would be better to insure your battery is really well powered up.
At this point your Garmin should function normally. The Garmin tech I spoke with told me some units start acting funky when the battery runs down too low and if it's REALLY dead it won't even take a charge or power up when you hook up your charger cord. Try holding the power button for as long as it takes to get a spark & you should be on your way. If not, call Garmin's support number for your locale & they're do their best to get you back up & running again.
Cheers, Jeff

Sep 01, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 1450 GPS Receiver

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Does`t seem to charge w/USB, in car after two hours only get 4 batteries is this normal?


Mine does the same thing, after years of freezing heating and thawing in the car the batteries just won't hold a charge anymore.Getting a replacement battery would cost about $24 plus shipping.

http://www.amazon.com/Garmin-Nuvi-750-Installation-010-00583-00/dp/B000UGPHI4

It is possible to change the battery yourself.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXXzsi9Ures

TickMagnet

Aug 15, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 1300 Car GPS Receiver

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My garmin street pilot c330 won't aquire satillite. this unit is 2 years old, but never out of the box. i got it from my son and tried to set up. when you turn it on all of the data in the unit is...


Try connecting in your car and leave it on and let it charge while you are driving it may eventually find the satellite, it probably remembers the last satellite it found which was in Kansas. You may not be getting a signal where your are right now so run some errands and leave it connected in your car.
You can also go to the garmin web site and try updating the unit. You will need a usb cable and will need to install garmin updater. Make sure the unit is fully charged.
If this does not work you can call garmin and they are usually very helpful. Here is the garmin link which will help answer some more questions.
http://www.garmin.com/garmin/cms/site/us/support/

Let me know what solved the problem. thanks for using fixya

May 14, 2011 | Garmin StreetPilot C330 GPS Receiver

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Garmin nivi 200 won,t turn on


The mini-USB jack needs to be either resoldered or replaced. When the jack is loose, you will not be able to charge the internal battery. The jack becomes loose from overuse. The jack needs more mechanical support to the pronted circuit board. I have fixed this problem many times.

- Jim

Aug 01, 2009 | Garmin Nuvi 350 Car GPS Receiver

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My streetpilot c330 won"t shut off.


IT'S CALLED A FROZEN SCREEN...

2 OPTIONS

ONE, RESET IT !!! (See resetting instructions below)

TWO, let the battery die out!

Waking up your c330...

If you left your Garmin c330 on running the battery will have 1% life left. If you turn c330 back on again, it will flash screen for 3 seconds then die, even charging it at this point will not wake it back up. TO BRING IT BACK TO LIFE... plug in the power home or car into Garmin c330. There is a tab in the front Garmin gray frame of your screen. You must take like your fingernails and under the logo "GARMIN" pull the whole gray plastic frame off. Underneath the plastic frame to the right hand side. There is a "RESET" button. Make sure power is plugged in while hitting reset. Your battery should come back to life. Cheers

Mar 12, 2009 | Garmin StreetPilot C330 GPS Receiver

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Navman won!t charge from in car charger or mains adapter but will charge from garmin in car charger


Your Navman will not run in car unless the output on the charger is 1000ma or 1a. you need to buy a genuine charger, motorola phone chargers do not have the output to run the unit

Jul 22, 2008 | Navman F20 GPS Receiver

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Garmin nuvi won't turn on


folks, the garmins have an on-board battery that needs to be powered up (at least occasionally) via the usb port - like from your computer. just using the dc car power cord does nothing for this battery. i've had this exact same problem on both my 760 and 780 nuvi units. fixed it using the usb charge. seems to run down differently for all the various nuvi models. my regular charge will hold for 7 hours on my old 660, my 760 and 780 work about 5 hours. my 'power up' failed on the 660 after 10 months with no internal battery charge, but the 7xx models only took about 5-6 months to 'fail.' hope this helps. jack b :-) in midland, tx usa

Jan 13, 2008 | Garmin Nuvi 660 GPS Receiver

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