Question about Garmin nuvi 1300 Car GPS Receiver

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I have a Garmin nuvi 1300 vthat will not charge, either form 110v or car, and will not turn on.

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  • Charlie Kettell Mar 26, 2011

    Is battery customer replaceable? Does not charge on house current adapter cable either. No lights ,no nothing!

  • Charlie Kettell Mar 29, 2011

    Nothing happens with attempts to reset. Have not yet called customer service to ask about battery replacement

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Hi cwkettell,

With the issue that you are having with your system that it won't turn on you may try doing two types of resets. The first one is the basic reset. This can be done by pressing the Power button for 20-30 seconds. The other is a Master Reset that can be done by doing the steps I have for you below:

Note: A master reset will erase all waypoints or Favorites and will restore your unit to the default factory settings.

  1. Start with the unit OFF and unplugged from power
  2. Touch and hold the lower right corner of the screen with an index finger or the eraser end of a pencil.
  3. Continue touching and holding the lower right hand corner of the screen then power the unit ON.
  4. Release the power button when the device powers ON
    • You will see a new message: Do you really want to erase all user data?
  5. Remove your finger from the touchscreen when this message displays
  6. Touch Yes.
The device will automatically reset. Follow the on screen prompts and then place your device in an area with a clear view of the sky until it acquires satellites.

You can check out with your manufacturer's customer service on how you can replace the battery for your unit. You may call them from Monday - Thursday: 8 AM - 6 PM, Friday 8 AM - 5 PM Central Time. Toll free number is: 1-800-800-1020.

Hope it helps.

Thank you for using Fixya.

Posted on Mar 26, 2011

  • Jemalyn Labaguis Mar 29, 2011

    Hi cwkettell,

    Please contact your manufacturer's customer service so they can immediately assist you about the replacement of your system's battery.

    Thank you for using Fixya.

  • Jemalyn Labaguis Mar 29, 2011

    Hi cwkettell,

    There's a battery inside your GPS. It is "hardwired" into your GPS. For it to be replaced you need to send it back to Garmin or you may contact an authorized GPS repair station nearest to your area. Your GPS requires a special tool and a skilled person to replace the battery. It needs to be soldered back to the unit, any attempt in removing the battery might result a damaged GPS if the proper tool is not being used.

    Hope it helps.

    Thank you for using Fixya.

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Hello

Either its battery has damaged or it doesn't get voltage to charge on. Check the fuse in its vehicle power cable. If it found open, replace the same with similar one. If your unit will not charge in your vehicle you might need to replace the fuse located at the tip of the vehicle adapter. Unscrew the back, round end piece, and remove it. Remove the fuse [glass and silver cylinder] and replace it with 1 Ampere Fast Blow Fuse. Ensure that the silver tip is placed in the back end piece. Screw on the back end piece.
If the battery does not stay for a very long time, between charges, turn down the back light. Touch TOOLS >> SETTINGS >> DISPLAY >> BRIGHTNESS
If the fuse inside the fuse cartridge is found Ok and still battery does not charges, battery is bad, and replace it. OK.

Posted on Mar 26, 2011

  • The Knight
    The Knight Mar 27, 2011

    No. The battery is of maintanance free, and is not repairable. It should be replaced with same type and voltage ratings.

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To correct this, I recommend backing up your favorites, clearing all user data, and if it still is stuck, then updating your Nuvi firmware.

Follow these three steps to take to get your Garmin Nuvi 1300 running like new:

  1. Back up your Favorites.
  2. Perform a Hard Reset.
  3. Download and then run Garmin WebUpdater to replace its firmware / system software.

I hope that helps.
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A Garmin Nuvi 1300 that won't start, or is acting erratically is symptomatic of having corrupt firmware.

To correct this, I recommend backing up your favorites, clearing all user data, and if it still is stuck, then updating your Nuvi firmware.

Follow these three steps to take to get your Garmin Nuvi 1300 running like new:

  1. Back up your Favorites.
  2. Perform a Hard Reset.
  3. Download and then run Garmin WebUpdater to replace its firmware / system software.

I hope that helps.
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A Garmin Nuvi 1300 that won't start, freezes on 'loading maps,' or is acting erratically is symptomatic of having corrupt firmware.

To correct this, I recommend backing up your favorites, clearing all user data, and if it still is stuck, then updating your Nuvi firmware.

Follow these three steps to take to get your Garmin Nuvi 1300 running like new:

  1. Back up your Favorites.
  2. Perform a Hard Reset.
  3. Download and then run Garmin WebUpdater to replace its firmware / system software.

I hope that helps.
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A Garmin Nuvi 1300 that won't start, freezes on 'loading maps,' or is acting erratically is symptomatic of having corrupt firmware.

To correct this, I recommend backing up your favorites, clearing all user data, and if it still is stuck, then updating your Nuvi firmware.

Follow these three steps to take to get your Garmin Nuvi 1300 running like new:

  1. Back up your Favorites.
  2. Perform a Hard Reset.
  3. Download and then run Garmin WebUpdater to replace its firmware / system software.

I hope that helps.
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Garmin Nuvi 1300 QuickStart Download
Garmin Nuvi 1300 Favorites Backup
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A Garmin Nuvi 1300 that won't start, or is acting erratically is symptomatic of having corrupt firmware.

To correct this, I recommend backing up your favorites, clearing all user data, and if it still is stuck, then updating your Nuvi firmware.

Follow these three steps to take to get your Garmin Nuvi 1300 running like new:

  1. Back up your Favorites.
  2. Perform a Hard Reset.
  3. Download and then run Garmin WebUpdater to replace its firmware / system software.

I hope that helps.
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Garmin Nuvi 1300 QuickStart Download
Garmin Nuvi 1300 Favorites Backup
Garmin Nuvi 1300 Hard Reset
Garmin Nuvi 1300 Webupdate

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A Garmin Nuvi 1300 that won't start, freezes on 'loading maps,' or is acting erratically is symptomatic of having corrupt firmware.

To correct this, I recommend backing up your favorites, clearing all user data, and if it still is stuck, then updating your Nuvi firmware.

Follow these three steps to take to get your Garmin Nuvi 1300 running like new:

  1. Back up your Favorites.
  2. Perform a Hard Reset.
  3. Download and then run Garmin WebUpdater to replace its firmware / system software.

I hope that helps.
_______________________________________
Garmin Nuvi 1300 Manual Download
Garmin Nuvi 1300 QuickStart Download
Garmin Nuvi 1300 Favorites Backup
Garmin Nuvi 1300 Hard Reset
Garmin Nuvi 1300 Webupdate

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A Garmin Nuvi 1300 that won't start, freezes on 'loading maps,' or is acting erratically is symptomatic of having corrupt firmware.

To correct this, I recommend backing up your favorites, clearing all user data, and if it still is stuck, then updating your Nuvi firmware.

Follow these three steps to take to get your Garmin Nuvi 1300 running like new:

  1. Back up your Favorites.
  2. Perform a Hard Reset.
  3. Download and then run Garmin WebUpdater to replace its firmware / system software.

I hope that helps.
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Garmin Nuvi 1300 QuickStart Download
Garmin Nuvi 1300 Favorites Backup
Garmin Nuvi 1300 Hard Reset
Garmin Nuvi 1300 Webupdate

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A Garmin Nuvi 1300 that won't start, freezes on 'loading maps,' or is acting erratically is symptomatic of having corrupt firmware.

To correct this, I recommend backing up your favorites, clearing all user data, and if it still is stuck, then updating your Nuvi firmware.

Follow these three steps to take to get your Garmin Nuvi 1300 running like new:

  1. Back up your Favorites.
  2. Perform a Hard Reset.
  3. Download and then run Garmin WebUpdater to replace its firmware / system software.

I hope that helps.
_______________________________________
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Garmin Nuvi 1300 QuickStart Download
Garmin Nuvi 1300 Favorites Backup
Garmin Nuvi 1300 Hard Reset
Garmin Nuvi 1300 Webupdate

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