Got into car and went to use it and it was dead.
It was working before I got out the the car.
Not a very hot day.....80 degrees.
Unit is 3 years old...never any problems with buttons or the unit.
Tried new rechargeables
Tried new Alkaline...2 different sets
Tried removing the memory card and powering up
Called Garmin.....tried the 3 button reset.
Nothing, no display.
I have done electronics before....soldering, ribbon cables, IDC connectors, so I can probably repair if I knew what to try. Found the site on disassembly but thought I 'd try you first.
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I have the same problem. The unit is only 1 week old and I have used it maybe 5 times. The problem started a couple of days ago when I removed the USB connection from my Mac without ejecting it first. I think this might have screwed up the microSD card. I noticed that if I remove the microSD card the unit turns on and off normally. but is I have the microSD inserted, it turns on oK, works (apparnetly) Ok, but freezes with a constant beep when I turn it off.
Will try to reformat the card (any idea how to do that on the unit itself?)
The preloaded maps are VERY generic, mostly major highways. They are not useful for geocaching.
The good news is that you can download free topo maps created by a very generous Canadian soul, Dale Atkin. The maps are free but donations are accepted. He is also working on US topo maps. I've used Ibycus and Garmin topo maps and prefer the Ibycus version. If this solves your situation, please come back and rate our answer. Thankyou.
I contacted Garmin and they had me remove the microchip inside and see if that would fix the problem. It did not. So they instructed me to send it back in for repair. They gave me a return number and then ended up replacing the unit with a new one. My unit was under a year old so it was no charge.