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Garmin Nuvi 1490 Startup screen stays on, all the time. I just performed the "Restore" and am getting the same results "Garmin" logo.

I recently updated (December 31st) and when I connected it into my car....the startup screen "Garmin" came on and hasn't turned off since. Except for loss of battery power. Thank you, Pete I just did a "hard reset" and am getting the same "Garmin" logo froze.

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Most likely a corrupted map update or corrupted/missing files. See this link for more info:

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SOURCE: SISTEM SOFTWARE MISSING on my Garmin NUVI200 GPS

All Garmin users,

There is no easy solution for this except to return your unit to the nearest Garmin outlet. You need to have very special equipment called an E-Prom burner or writer which only Garmin have. With this equipment they re-programmed (restore) the operating system back on your specific Garmin unit and model.

The problem why anybody can't do it is because there is no way you can access your Garmin unit from a pc or mac if the operating system is lost or damage on your Garmin, for the simple reason your pc or mac can't reconize the device that is pluged in, because there are no communication platform between the two devices.

As simple as that, life with it or send your Garmin gps to an autherized professional Garmin dealer.

Marius Oosthuizen

Garmin dealer
South Africa

Posted on Mar 23, 2009

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Anonymous

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SOURCE: Won't get through blue HP startup screen.

try taking battery out for 6hours then reinstall and hard rest.
this works on mine. bob

Posted on Aug 26, 2009

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SOURCE: my nuvi 265W screen keeps flashing

I can help you reset and fix your Garmin Nuvi 265W.

Getting stuck on the flashing Garmin logo, or a message about not finding any maps, are indications that the firmware / system software inside your GPS has been corrupted.

There are three steps to take to get your Nuvi 265W 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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Nuvi 265W Manuals here.

Posted on Apr 19, 2010

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SOURCE: hi my garmin nuvi 255w keeps powering off

Try resetting the unit and also charge it using only the wall charger overnight. Here's how to reset -it just puts everything back to factory settings - 1- Turn unit on WHILE HOLDING your thumb in the lower right corner as shown in picture. 2-Select YES PLEASE Take the time to vote me up this is my only reward for trying to help. Thanks

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Posted on May 08, 2010

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SOURCE: stuck on asus logo on startup??

Same problem here with my wife's Asus laptop. Called Asus and they said to unplug charger, remove the battery in the back, hold down the power button for 10 seconds. Then, replace battery, then charger, then press the power button and wait for startup. First time it got stuck at the windows loading bar screen for like 5 min. which is abnormal. Did a hard power down (press and hold power button til it shuts off) then restarted again. That time it worked and all is well so far. Could have been due to a static charge as she was on our couch with our dog backing up movies so charge might have entered through the CD/DVD drive opening. (?) Not sure, but if you are sitting on a static-prone couch with your laptop its probably best to sit on top of a bounce sheet.

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My Garmin Nuvi 250 w gets stuck on the screen showing a picture connecting a computer to Garmin. I have it in my car and resetting hasn't worked. any suggestions


Hello,

The nuvi is being put into mass storage mode (the mode used to transfer data back and forth to a computer). This is usually caused by using the wrong vehicle power cable.
The correct cable is Garmin part number 010-10723-06.
http://www.gpscity.com/garmin-mini-usb-12v-cigarette-lighter-adapter-for-nuvi.html

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I have recently purchased the Garmin nuvi 765T and I have charged it and waited to use in the car but after a few seconds of turning it on, it turns itself off after showing the "Garmin" company...


Try to soft reset it by holding the power button for at least 20 seconds till it restarts.

If that doesn't help - try a master reset to factory defaults by holding the lower right corner during startup for at least 20 seconds. This will erase all user data and starts the Garmin in factory default.

If it restart I suggest updating the software to the latest version on Garmin.com

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Up date map


In order to update your Garmin Nuvi 205W's system version, you'll need to download software which checks your unit's current version and updates it to the latest version. The current version available is 2.9.1.0 as of December, 2009. Garmin makes it easy by installing a browser plugin instead of having to install a software package. The WebUpdater plugin can be downloaded here:
http://www8.garmin.com/products/webupdater/howtoinstall.jsp

In order to install the plugin you must first agree to the license agreement. You will then need to close all of your open browsers that are open on your computer to finish the install. Once you have, the plugin will start to install. To finish the system update, Garmin lists several steps on a page;
  • Disconnect your 205W from your laptop or desktop and let it restart
  • Once you see the main screen, you can connect it back to your computer and wait 30 seconds.
  • On the next screen, click the 'Find Devices' button and then click the 'Next' button.
Once your computer finds your 205W and you initiate the update, the plugin will install the new system to your unit.

Hope helps.

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My garmin freezes on startup. Can't master reset


Hi,

You could try pressing and holding the power button for 10 seconds. If that doesn't work, try a master reset by:

Start with the unit off and unplugged from power.
  1. Touch and hold the lower right corner of the screen with an index finger or the eraser end of a pencil
  2. Continue touching and holding the lower right hand corner of the screen then power the unit on.
  3. Release the power button when the device powers on.
    • You will see a new message: "Do you really want to erase all user data?"
  4. Remove your finger from the touchscreen when this message displays
  5. Touch "Yes"
  6. Restart the unit
Please let me know if it helps.
Thanks

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Upon turning my Garmin Nuvi 1300 on it sticks on the screen that says "GARMIN".......Loading Maps. It never goes past this screen. I have had this unit since the end of December. It is fully charged and I...


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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Recently bought a Garmin 205 and was told that there is a free update I am unable to do this please can you help


There are two types of updates for Garmin GPS units; firmware and maps. "Firmware" updates are always free and can performed by downloading the webupdater program from:

http://www8.garmin.com/products/webupdater/howtoinstall.jsp

The site above provides a Webupdater download link and complete, easy to follow instructions. Connect the GPS to your computer & run the Webupdater program from time to time to make sure you have the latest firmware running in you GPS at all times.

Map updates however, usually require a fee be paid to access. If you purchase a GPS within a certain period of time from when a new map set is released, you'll often be allowed a "one time" free update. After that, you'll have to purchase map sets one at a time (at intervals of your choosing) or, purchase a "lifetime" map set subscription. Maps are updated up to 4 times a year, and a subscription allows downloading up to 4 map sets a year. The subscription is slightly more costly than a one time purchase, and for most people, is a much more cost effective method.

Contact Garmin Support first to find out more about map set availability and compatible maps for your GPS, below:

North America - Consumer Products (for all Garmin products except Apollo aircraft)
Monday - Thursday: 8 AM - 6 PM, Friday 8 AM - 5 PM Central Time (closed holidays)
US: 913-397-8200
US Toll Free: 1-800-800-1020
Canada: 1-866-429-9296
E-mail Product Support

Europe - Consumer Products (for all Garmin products except Apollo Databases)
Austria For all Garmin products except Aviation.
Monday – Thursday: 9:00 AM – 17:00 PM (GMT/UTC +2)
Phone: 43 (0) 3133 3181 0
Website
Belgium For all Garmin products except Aviation.
Friday: 9:00 AM – 15:00 PM (GMT/UTC +2)
Phone: 00 32 2672 5254
Website
Denmark For all Garmin products except Aviation.
Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 17:00 PM Central European Time (GMT/UTC +1)
Phone: 00 45 4810 5050
Website
Finland For all Garmin products except Aviation.
Monday – Friday: 8:30 AM – 16:00 PM (GMT/UTC +3)
Phone: 00 358 19 311 001
Website
France For all Garmin products except Aviation.
Monday – Thursday: 9:00 AM – 18:00 PM Central European Time (GMT/UTC +1)
Friday: 9:00 AM – 17:00 PM Central European Time (GMT/UTC +1)
Phone: 00 33 1 5517 81 89
Website
Germany For all Garmin products except Aviation.
Monday – Friday: 8:30 AM – 17:00 PM Central European Time (UTC/GMT +1)
Phone: 00 49 898 58364 880
Website
Italy For all Garmin products except Aviation.
Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 13:00 PM / 14:00 PM – 15:30 PM (GMT/UTC +1)
Phone: 00 39 02 3669 9699
Website
Portugal For all Garmin products except Aviation.
Monday – Friday: 09:00 AM – 12:30 PM / 14:00 PM – 18:00 PM (GMT/UTC or GMT/UTC +1 depending on city)
Phone: 00 35 1214 447 460
Website
Spain For all Garmin products except Aviation.
Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 13:30 p.m / 14:30 PM - 18:00 PM Central European Time (GMT/UTC +1)
Phone: 00 34 934 972 373
Website
Sweden For all Garmin products except Aviation.
Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 17:00 PM (GMT/UTC +2)
Phone: 00 46 7744 52020
Website
United Kingdom For all of United Kingdom users and customers in unlisted countries in Europe, Africa and Middle East
Monday – Friday: 8:30 AM – 17:30 PM Western European Time (GMT/UTC)
Phone: 00 44 808 238 0000
Website


I hope this helps!

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All Garmin users,

There is no easy solution for this except to return your unit to the nearest Garmin outlet. You need to have very special equipment called an E-Prom burner or writer which only Garmin have. With this equipment they re-programmed (restore) the operating system back on your specific Garmin unit and model.

The problem why anybody can't do it is because there is no way you can access your Garmin unit from a pc or mac if the operating system is lost or damage on your Garmin, for the simple reason your pc or mac can't reconize the device that is pluged in, because there are no communication platform between the two devices.

As simple as that, life with it or send your Garmin gps to an autherized professional Garmin dealer.

Marius Oosthuizen

Garmin dealer
South Africa

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