Question about Garmin nuvi GPS
SOURCE: My ? Nuvi 710 GPS
My nuvi 260w screen is black and "blinks garmin". If I touch the screen it does nothing but blink. Has anyone had this problem? Also, I have tried to hit reset and nothing happens.
Posted on Aug 10, 2008
There is a corrupt or missing file associated with the mapping thats causing it to lock up. When that file is missing, your Nuvi never gets to the routine for communicating with your PC. That's why your PC can't detect it.
I've fixed this problem before. The unit must be placed in PRE-BOOT mode, forcing Windows to recognize it and then using a specific program, reflash the firmware to an older version that doesn't care that the file is missing. The unit will then boot properly and you'll regain detection to the unit in Windows. Then you can repair/replace the missing files and then reflash back to the latest firmware.
Yes, its a pain and not an easy process to the novice.
Posted on Sep 03, 2009
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