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Garmin GPS | Answered on Feb 15, 2019

Your Garmin probably needs upgrading of its software. Plug the unit into a computer running Garmin Express and, assuming the device is registered, the unit will be detected and upgrades automatically identified. Follow the process to complete the upgrade(s).

Garmin GPS | Answered on Feb 15, 2019

Sorry, no free maps. I know I've tried. You either live with the old map or but the latest version.
I bought the life time maps updates and I'm glad I did.
I've updated my maps at least 6 times.
New maps are about $70.
Life time maps are about $99 (when I bought mine)
BUT FIRST make SURE you have the latest software in YOUR computer and in YOUR Garmin before you load any maps.
You can get that FREE at Garmin here:
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After installing WebUpdater once from the Garmin website, perform all future software updates from your computer. Simply connect your compatible Garmin device to your computer, then run WebUpdater from your computer's "Start Menu" by selecting "Start", "Programs", "Garmin", and finally "WebUpdater"
REMEMBER: It takes hours to do a complete a map update.
Unless you bought the Lifetime maps you may have to pay for current maps.

Does this help? Let us know. Thanks.

Garmin North... | Answered on Feb 07, 2019

FIX THE GARMIN ERROR CODE 00X80001X, for getting best support Visit: How to fix the Garmin Error code 00x80001x Dial 1 844 441 2440

Garmin Computers... | Answered on Feb 04, 2019

Is the unit functioning, even thought the Green light is not lit?

If it is working if you use it for a while does it then show the Yellow light?

If A and B are correct then you simply have a bad Green light bulb and the unit itself is fine.

Garmin GPS | Answered on Feb 02, 2019

Im not sure that you can safely to take unit apart and keep it waterproof after reassembly. I believe you are writing about internal battery mounted on circuit board

Garmin GPS | Answered on Feb 02, 2019

I believe it will work without the transducer. This is based upon my locating reports of other Garmin models working without the transducer such as the Garmin echoMAP CHIRP 74sv. Garmin support would likely respond to such an inquiry.

Garmin GPS | Answered on Jan 31, 2019

It may be a resistive screen rather than a capacitive screen which is not as sesitive to touch. You may need to use a stylus as it may need slight pressure vs just touch if it is a resistive screen.

Garmin zumo 550... | Answered on Jan 24, 2019

Chinese may not be offered as a language option on the 1300.

Garmin nuvi GPS | Answered on Jan 14, 2019

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Garmin Nuvi 1300... | Answered on Jan 08, 2019

Most GPS navigation devices from Garmin has a reset function which allows user to access a Maintenance Mode screen with system information, diagnostic details or perform the reset function to restore Garmin Nuvi or other series unit to its original default factory settings.

Depending on which model of Garmin GPS unit you're using, the following routine can reset the Garmin device to original factory loaded settings, or bring up the Maintenance Mode with access to System Information and View Diagnostics screen, where users can see various logs, and of course, clear all user data (reset to factory defaults) or clear Waypoints.

In order to reset Garmin device or enter into maintenance mode, perform one of the following procedures:

Power off Garmin unit. Press on continuously the upper top left corner of screen and then power on the unit by pressing once on the Power button. You should be prompted to clear all user data, or asked if do you really want to start up in maintenance mode. Press "Yes" to reset (warning: all data will be erased and lost, so backup before proceeding) or enter maintenance mode.

Hack above works on Garmin Nuvi 660, 680 series.

Turn off Garmin device. Press down on bottom right corner of the touchscreen, and then power on the GPS unit. You should be prompted whether do you really want to erase all user data, or asked if do you really want to start up in maintenance mode. Press "Yes" to reset (warning: all data will be erased and lost, so backup before proceeding) or enter maintenance mode.

Trick above works on Garmin nuvi 200, 250, 360 750, 760 series unit. In fact, there is a video demo by user of Garmin Nuvi 360 on how to perform the hidden reset function.

Hope helps. (remember to rate and comment this answer).

Garmin nuvi 255W... | Answered on Jan 07, 2019

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