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Won't stay on

After I turn the NUVI 250W on it shows GARMIN then shows loading maps then goes back to a blank screen.

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  • Anonymous Aug 22, 2008

    The unit turns off, goes to black screen after a few steps into whatever I'm doing. I've restored it and used the reset button and made sure it was connected to a power source. It still crashes after all I've tried.

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    my garmin loses contact with the cord and shuts off. when i hold the cord in manually it works, but only if i hold it just right. it also turns the screen off, but continues to give directio ns. i have to repeatedly turn it on to get back to the map. this is a nuvi 1450

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Have you installed anything lately? Do you have any sd card installed? Usually this is the cause for it to crash. There is a reset on the bottom of the nuvi, when it locks up blank, press the reset button and see what happens...

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Need more info, what maps? Are you updating the system or just causing trouble for yourself?

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