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Sharcnetusa
Username: Sharcnetusa

Registered: 12-2008
Posted on Friday, September 25, 2009 - 03:52 pm:   

If your Nuvi won't turn on, it's possible that it's locked up. Try using the reset button as follows.

Nuvi 3xx & 6xx Series: The reset is located on the rear of the unit, underneath the antenna. Press and hold it for at least 8 seconds and then release.

Nuvi 7xx Series: Slide the On/off power switch to the left and hold for at least 8 seconds and then release.

Nuvi 2xx & 2xxW: There are (2) different versions of this series.

Some will have the reset on the bottom, where the decal is. There will be a small flap labeled "reset".

On newer units, slide the On/off power switch to the left and hold for at least 8 seconds and then release.

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(Message edited by admin on December 12, 2009)
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RL WAINWRIGHT (Unregistered Guest)
Posted From: 96.240.142.204
Posted on Sunday, January 03, 2010 - 11:35 am:   

Wow, this worked for me! I have a Nuvi 760 and it "died" after I had brought it inside to charge from my laptop's USB port. 30 seconds with Google pointed me to your solution. It is now charging and will be re-installed this afternoon. Thanks again!!
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Marg Hambleton (Unregistered Guest)
Posted From: 58.166.21.40
Posted on Sunday, January 24, 2010 - 01:42 am:   

Thank you "Sharcnetusa" this worked for me too.
We thought she was dead as a Dodo, but abrakadabra all fixed.
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Sharcnetusa
Username: Sharcnetusa

Registered: 12-2008
Posted on Sunday, January 24, 2010 - 02:10 am:   

Your welcome! :-) That's what we're here for! Glad we could help!
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Sarah Sharp (Unregistered Guest)
Posted From: 76.25.131.119
Posted on Monday, February 01, 2010 - 10:17 pm:   

Thank you, thank you!! I thought I'd somehow murdered my Nuvi 350 today, running the car charger and turning it off and on too much or something. No amount of CPR, chest thumping, mouth-to-mouth, or pleading brought it back. But the reset button, which I'd never even noticed, did!!
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happy camper (Unregistered Guest)
Posted From: 58.105.226.210
Posted on Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 11:31 pm:   

Nuvi 760 throwing a spat and not working
Add another one to the thankyou list!
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Denny Stoppenhagen (Unregistered Guest)
Posted From: 68.47.114.46
Posted on Friday, February 26, 2010 - 07:10 pm:   

THANK YOU! We had just driven from Northern Indiana down to Augusta through some back roads. When we took it out of the car my 760 wouldn,t start up again! I'm glad your site was here to tell me how to get it going again. Thank You!!! I thought I was going to have to read a map going back home.
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Joeilynn (Unregistered Guest)
Posted From: 24.34.234.230
Posted on Saturday, March 13, 2010 - 08:36 pm:   

The reset wont work for me.. I have a 260w and the battery died and treid to charge it but it will not turn back on.. I tried the hold the on key to the keft for 8 seconds and will not work?
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joeilynn (Unregistered Guest)
Posted From: 24.34.234.230
Posted on Saturday, March 13, 2010 - 08:42 pm:   

I actually have two units I bought for christmas.. and both will not turn on really wierd. once the batteries died they never turn back on?? Help
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Sharcnetusa
Username: Sharcnetusa

Registered: 12-2008
Posted on Monday, March 15, 2010 - 09:57 am:   

Check to make sure that the mini-USB connector in the back isn't loose or broken. Try plugging in either the DC car adapter or AC wall charger and GENTLY wiggle the plug up and down and see if the mini-USB jack is loose. If it's loose, the battery will never charge because the voltage is not getting to the battery.

Also, when performing a reset, make sure the Nuvi is connected to an external power source. You can't reset with a dead battery.

- Jim
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G Cline (Unregistered Guest)
Posted From: 75.214.199.213
Posted on Sunday, March 21, 2010 - 04:50 pm:   

WOW. We have a 255W. I was at my wits end. Purchased the unlimited update program and did the first update from the Garmin website. It seemed to work for a while. Then it just shut off. When I turned it on, it shut off again. Thought it needed a charge. Plugged in to car charger. Came on and shut off again. Used your "hold the on/off key to left for 12 seconds. Voila. It worked. CAN'T THANK YOU ENOUGH. God Bless you.
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9W2RPO (Unregistered Guest)
Posted From: 218.208.250.115
Posted on Monday, March 22, 2010 - 11:25 pm:   

I have Nuvi 1350 got problem shutdown by itself and keep restarting. How to hard reset this thing? Tq
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Phil (Unregistered Guest)
Posted From: 208.48.59.3
Posted on Saturday, April 03, 2010 - 10:10 pm:   

Thanks! We are on the road this weekend and I thought my nuvi 750 was bricked until I found this site.
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JHewerdine (Unregistered Guest)
Posted From: 99.82.253.98
Posted on Sunday, April 04, 2010 - 07:11 pm:   

My 660 is still Dead it does not take power from any source nothing makes it do anything. Including Car, outlet, computer. Out of Ideas
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Sharcnetusa
Username: Sharcnetusa

Registered: 12-2008
Posted on Tuesday, April 06, 2010 - 01:23 am:   

Most likely a failed part on the board. Please see this link:

http://www.sharc.net/gps_dead.htm
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Reginald Park (Unregistered Guest)
Posted From: 69.235.33.33
Posted on Wednesday, April 14, 2010 - 11:19 pm:   

I thought my 780 was a brick as well - turned the key off and let it time itself off - it never turned back on - found out about the holding of the power switch for 15 seconds and...voila! it worked! - I refused the newunit that was being sent from Amazon....
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Sharcnetusa
Username: Sharcnetusa

Registered: 12-2008
Posted on Thursday, June 03, 2010 - 10:49 pm:   

PLEASE DO NOT POST PROBLEMS IN THIS SECTION. THEY WIL BE DELETED. THERE IS A SECTION JUST FOR PROBLEMS. - ADMIN
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my4rockstargirls (Unregistered Guest)
Posted From: 75.215.33.175
Posted on Saturday, September 18, 2010 - 10:30 pm:   

I have a garmin 750 and when i plug it in it blanks out and then says loading maps and goes to a screensaver pic of catalina island and at the bottom shows a little pic of a computer with a usb plug plugged into the gps..why it had half of battery when i plugged it in and i cant get to maps or out of there at all when plugged in HELP ME PLEASE
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Sharcnetusa
Username: Sharcnetusa

Registered: 12-2008
Posted on Monday, September 20, 2010 - 09:32 am:   

Are you using an OEM Garmin charger or a aftermarket charger? Many aftermarket chargers are not wired the same as the original charger and as a result causes the Nuvi to go into data mode, thinking it's connected to a PC.

If you are using an OEM Garmin charger, then it's possible that you have a problem with the mini-USB port.

Are you using the mini-USB port to charger it? What happens when you use the cradle to charge it?
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dMiller (Unregistered Guest)
Posted From: 24.192.86.54
Posted on Tuesday, October 05, 2010 - 08:43 am:   

I have a GAEMIN 260w. The screen just says "GARMIN". After about 20 seconds it shuts off and then comes back to the same screen. It does not work. I tried holding the on-off switch for 8 - 12 sec. I tried the reset button. I tried both options together,etc.
Any other suggestions?
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hardman (Unregistered Guest)
Posted From: 24.247.167.21
Posted on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 - 09:20 am:   

my husband and i both have a gps in each car. i dont ever use mine. he travels for works and uses his all the time. his " died" this morning. so we had to meet so he could have mine. I came to this website and POOF his was alive. Thank you :-)
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(Unregistered Guest)
Posted From: 99.50.191.150
Posted on Sunday, November 28, 2010 - 09:17 pm:   

What a great site I have a novie 360 and it had a blue screen I could not turn it on I thought it was toast until I did research and found this great site I reset the button and it worked thanks so much for the FREE advice
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westway (Unregistered Guest)
Posted From: 92.10.71.40
Posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - 02:59 pm:   

Many thanks for this fix. I have a Nuvi 765T and the unit apparently "died" whilst I was having a problem updating the maps. Worked a treat.
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Sharcnetusa
Username: Sharcnetusa

Registered: 12-2008
Posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - 03:23 pm:   

Glad we could help! :-)
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luj (Unregistered Guest)
Posted From: 78.180.238.215
Posted on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 02:09 pm:   

yaaay it's working again, thanks a lot.
hope that nothing erased
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Jbeal (Unregistered Guest)
Posted From: 10.240.151.209
Posted on Saturday, February 01, 2014 - 12:13 pm:   

I have a Garmin Streetpilot c530…it was working fine one day, and the next, it wouldn't turn on, wouldn't charge (thru car or computer) and computer would not recognize device. I pressed the reset button…no luck…and changed the battery, but it still won't turn on or charge. Can it be repaired?
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Tim Marx (Unregistered Guest)
Posted From: 10.240.151.209
Posted on Friday, April 25, 2014 - 01:16 am:   

I'd like to let everyone know that there are certain models at Garmin that are eligible for recall. I got lucky and mine is good to go back in on the recall. My Nuvi 750 wouldnt power up at all and it turns out there was a 3rd party supplier they went with and these batteries overheat and there fore...suck!!!!
Here is the link to find out if yours is recalled. All you do is enter the serial # and you'll know in 4 seconds.
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Tim Marx (Unregistered Guest)
Posted From: 10.240.151.209
Posted on Friday, April 25, 2014 - 01:18 am:   

https://my.garmin.com/rma/recallLanding.faces

oops..forgot to enter the url...lol so there it is...Im sorry about that...got ahead of myself.
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gmwoodwwell (Unregistered Guest)
Posted From: 10.240.146.45
Posted on Sunday, June 22, 2014 - 12:53 pm:   

I have a NUVI 755 that is unresponsive, dead, under any circumstance I have been able to explore. Garmin, too, is unresponsive, at least not interested in repair. What can be done? G. M. Woodwell
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Sharcnetusa
Username: Sharcnetusa

Registered: 12-2008
Posted on Sunday, June 22, 2014 - 04:03 pm:   

First thing to try is performing a soft reset by holding the power switch to the left for 10 seconds and then releasing it. Common problems with this model can be a defective charger, defective cradle or USB port. All will prevent the unit from powering up and charging the internal battery. It is possible that a component has failed. If that is the case, you need to determine if the unit is repairable and is it worth it or better to purchase a new unit.

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