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Garmin has no power. Hit reset button Charged on both pc and car adapter Could you please advise me on how I could possibly fix this problem. m

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  • Anonymous Nov 26, 2007

    Battery reseating, reset button, placed in cradle but still won't turn on

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  • jk_506 Dec 24, 2007

    My C320 have been falling from the windshield for a while. Last time when it fell, it did not re-boot. I tried different cords and outlets but did not work. Any suggestions?

  • Anonymous Jan 22, 2008

    My garmin etrex vista Hcx only works on batterys. For the first 2 weeks after I bought it, it worked wel; both using batterys and the usb cable. But suddenly, one time using the usb, to exchange data with the computer, there was a sudden power lost of my gps device. Since it works as i said only on batterys.....

    A hard reset dind'nt work, also connecting to anoter usb port on my computer, and even connecting to an other computer, didn't solve the problem.

    With kindly regards

    Harry (Netherlands Europe)

  • Barbara Harrington Feb 27, 2008

    I need to remove the face plate to access the reset button. I don't want to break it, so how do I take the face plate off?

  • Anonymous May 20, 2008

    the power on my navman icn530 has gone i have tried to reset it but nothing is happening???!! what do I do?????

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    The device charges fine from the PC but when locked into the car mount it does not charge - I've hooked it up in several cars and changed the power lead from the cradle to the 12v outlet - any thoughts?



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Could the battery be bad or have a bad connection? Try using a NEW pencil eraser on contacts. Remove all eraser crumbs.

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Same with a brand new dakota 10.
Worked well for one week, now it won't switch on.... Tested with brand new batterioes (yepp, several different batteries), but no differences, Won't power on..

Any suggestions???

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