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Will not turn on

My garmin is about 1 year old. I used it, turned it off and when I turned it back on it is complete dead. I have tried to recharge it by computer and in the auto. I have also hit the reset burron

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  • Anonymous Mar 06, 2008

    garmin c530 won't turn on - it's one year old and has been working fine.

    did the same thing - pushed the reset button - checked the fuse - seems to be fine.

    Any HELP!

  • Anonymous Apr 07, 2008

    Garmin c530, one year old, two days ago when I turned it on, it reminded me that the map was one year old. it could not be powered up yesterday. tried just now, still did not work.

  • Divot2 May 05, 2008

    Garmin c530 same problem almost one year to the date it stopped. I can not get it to turn on with the charger in the car or through the USB computer connection and theReset under the front cover didn't help. What's Up, does anyone know the answer?

  • cgrose May 10, 2008

    IT wont turn on. USB nada, Lighter socket nada, Reset button nada. Just nada.

  • Anonymous May 24, 2008

    I bought my C530 in December. In April, it would turn on, go to the Garmin screen with the model #, and then go blank. I left it plugged in to my car, and it still does not stay turned on. Is there a hidden battery in this unit?

    Now this is weird. As I am typing this, in my house, I started the unit up, & it works OK. Why will it not work when it is plugged in to my car?



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I've just experienced the same issue. I spoke with a Garmin tech about this and explained that I had also tried using the reset button, several different outlets, and the USB cable. The tech seemed very familiar with this issue and immediately recommended that I download the most recent software update from their website, then leave the unit unplugged for 24 - 48 hours to fully discharge the battery. He claimed that the unit was actually on, but a software glitch prevented both the reset and power buttons from functioning and also prevented anything from being displayed on the screen. He suggested that once the battery has completely drained, it will power up again when plugged into the USB port of your computer. The software update is said to help prevent the problem from recurring. I am still waiting for the battery to discharge so I have been unable to get this fix to work for myself yet.

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