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I have a garmin 760. I updated the garmin today and now it is stuck loading maps and will go no further. It only shows up as a mass storage device on the garmin screen and my computer does not find it at all.

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  • rk4364 Mar 20, 2011

    neither one worked..............it just powers off

  • rk4364 Mar 20, 2011

    i never saw a pre boot mode

  • rk4364 Mar 20, 2011

    when i turn it on in the car while plugged into the 9v adaptor it will load half the maps then get stuck...........

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First ..try a Hard reset ..to get to the factory defaults of the device ...and see if this will work for you ...
To do so ...follow :
Turn off Garmin device. Press down on bottom right corner of the touchscreen, and then power on the GPS unit. You should be prompted whether do you really want to erase all user data, or asked if do you really want to start up in maintenance mode. Press "Yes" to reset (warning: all data will be erased and lost, so backup before proceeding) or enter maintenance mode.
this will erase user data ..and so ..but will reset it ..and it may start again ..
If not..maybe when you updated..you skipped some files or something ..and now you will have to do another trick ..and in this case..I found something ..:
1. Power off the unit.

2. HOLD down the power button and you will see "Pre Boot Mode" appear on the lower part of the display. KEEP HOLDING the power button down and the display will flicker, do this until the pre boot mode message disappears. This seems to take a long time (60 seconds at least).

3. Once the pre-boot mode message disappears release the power button and your device will perform some activities to recover from the above problem.

Posted on Mar 20, 2011

  • Catalin Turcu
    Catalin Turcu Mar 20, 2011

    the update wasn't successful and this is what causes the issue s...try to go on line again ..and make the update again with the online updater from the Garmin ...and see if it gets back ...cause from the computer you will not be able to change it ..without the wizard they provide...

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