Garmin diagnostics screen / reset

 

Saw this elsewhere, and thought it would be something others here would be interested in - how to get to a system info/diagnostics screen set for Nuvis - works for my 350, should work for others Nuvi models, possibly others too...

When you're at the main screen, hold your finger on the time in the upper right corner for more than 5 seconds, and you'll get to an info screen, and back/next buttons lower right of screen.

There's some sound diagnostics, and screen tests, and lots of info pages - including one with some battery status/statistics. To get out of the diagnostic mode, power cycle your unit...and when you do this, it will take some time to lock on to satellites.

Have fun...

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kch50428 wrote:

Saw this elsewhere, and thought it would be something others here would be interested in - how to get to a system info/diagnostics screen set for Nuvis - works for my 350, should work for others Nuvi models, possibly others too...

When you're at the main screen, hold your finger on the time in the upper right corner for more than 5 seconds, and you'll get to an info screen, and back/next buttons lower right of screen.

There's some sound diagnostics, and screen tests, and lots of info pages - including one with some battery status/statistics. To get out of the diagnostic mode, power cycle your unit...and when you do this, it will take some time to lock on to satellites.

Have fun...

This is also Valid for Nuvi 880 smile

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Thanx BiLL Solomon

This does not appear to work

This does not appear to work with the Nuvi 270. All it does is highlight the See Map part of the screen.

census1940

these diags are also used to identify.

these diags are also used to identify true garmin SD Cards. It is where the system locks cards to itself so that other devices can not use someone else's copy of the purchsased software.

On some of the models you have to hold your finger on the battery level portion of the screen for 10 seconds. (7xx series I believe) maybe even the new firmware that was previously mentioned for a 6xx series.

Liquidd

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Nuvi 360 with 2009 maps.

Seems to work on the Nuvi

Seems to work on the Nuvi 680 too

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Roleplaying Canuck Gamer with: Nuvi 760 & 2595 LMT (Map Ver.: 2017.10) 2012 RAM 1500 4x4 Big Horn Quad

thanks for the info

thanks for the info

Works on the 660 and is a

Works on the 660 and is a lot of fun to see. Can even get the temp.

Nuvi 880 Diagnostics

On the Nuvi 880, press and hold the MPH for the diagnostic screen to appear

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NickJr Nuvi 3597LMT

What Does it all Mean

Does anybody know what this screen means? There's so much information. Is it valuable?
Jen

Thanks for the tips

Thanks for the tips

Retraction: Does Work on Nuvi 270 with a caveat

Given that everyone appears to be reporting positive findings in getting to the technical screen, I tried a variety of screens/areas of my nuvi 270 to see if I could see the technical material. It does not work if I press on the time on the upper right of the screen, but it **does** kick into the technical screen if I press on the battery icon for about 8 seconds.

census1940

Diagnostic screens

Thanks for the tip! Works fine on my 660.

Miki

Diagnostic Screens

Mine too. Thanks for the tip.

Other nuvis

census1940 wrote:

Given that everyone appears to be reporting positive findings in getting to the technical screen, I tried a variety of screens/areas of my nuvi 270 to see if I could see the technical material. It does not work if I press on the time on the upper right of the screen, but it **does** kick into the technical screen if I press on the battery icon for about 8 seconds.

census1940

That should be the same screen on other models of the nuvi. read my post above.

Liquidd

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Nuvi 360 with 2009 maps.

:(

Awe man - I gotta trade my StreetPilot in for one of these Nuvi's...

What Does it all Mean

jennyzita wrote:

Does anybody know what this screen means? There's so much information. Is it valuable?
Jen

Pretty much for Garmin technical support, say if call them claiming, you having a problem reading your sd card. They would check this screen first for diagnosis

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Thanx BiLL Solomon

Works for 205W

Confirmed working for 205W:
Battery Icon - Diag screens #1
Avg Speed - Diag Screens #2

--> Sat signal strength - Satellite info screen, complete with lat/lon, speed, elevation, sat map, individual sat strengths, and accuracy <--

WHY DID THEY LEAVE THAT ONE OUT OF THE MANUAL?? That's one of the most useful hidden 'features'.

two different screens

There are two different diagnostic screens coming up in this thread. On the 760 at least, holding the battery indicator takes you to one set of diagnostics screens. Pressing on the speedometer on the virtual dashboard takes you to another set of screens.

But wait... there's more. From the satellite status screen, press and hold Elevation and you'll get a screen for signal to noise ratio logging.

-greg

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nuvi 760

Works on nuvi 255w, BUT only

Works on nuvi 255w, BUT only difference is you have to press the battery beside the clock to get into the diagnostics screen...

interesting

Very interesting. It's neat to see all the things that they can do.

Very interesting

gamentine wrote:

Very interesting. It's neat to see all the things that they can do.

Yes Indeed

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Thanx BiLL Solomon

There are two different

xdhd350 wrote:

There are two different diagnostic screens coming up in this thread. On the 760 at least, holding the battery indicator takes you to one set of diagnostics screens. Pressing on the speedometer on the virtual dashboard takes you to another set of screens.

But wait... there's more. From the satellite status screen, press and hold Elevation and you'll get a screen for signal to noise ratio logging.

-greg

This Sum it Up, Thanks greg!

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Thanx BiLL Solomon

reset 660 nuvi

i used to work for a rental car dealer. i was given a gps for my driving needs. but now i want to reset so it doesn't say the rental car company name on it.

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CRZYDAD2002 wrote:

i used to work for a rental car dealer. i was given a gps for my driving needs. but now i want to reset so it doesn't say the rental car company name on it.

Contact Garmin and they will be able to assist you.

nuvi 660 reset

what are they gonna do for me? does it need to be reprogramed.

Change the splash screen

If its the screen that comes up on start-up, you can change it. You can make your own. Do a search on here for splash screens.

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etrex vista, Nuvi 350, Nuvi 650, Nuvi 750(3)

Try This

CRZYDAD2002 wrote:

i used to work for a rental car dealer. i was given a gps for my driving needs. but now i want to reset so it doesn't say the rental car company name on it.

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/19449

Just, Maybe you can't

I would almost bet that garmin has hard-coded that Name as a splash screen, If the above link doesn't supplied by Fluxuated, then use Gadget Guy's suggestion and call Garmin.

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Workes on my C550

Workes on my C550

Hi Yavuz, I have the exact

Hi Yavuz,

I have the exact same problem during route calculation now on my Nuvi 660.
It gets stuck at 85% and then all kinds of problems occur including the one you described in your post.

I saw that your post is quite old already. But did you get any feedback yet from Garmin or did you find a solution to this problem?

Grtz,
Ron

Diagnostics Screen

Thanks very much for that info. Works fine on my Nuvi 350 too. It's going to take some time to interpret all that info, though.

Fred

How to - Master reset Garmin 780

How to Master Reset a Garmin 780 or 700 series

Hold your thumb on the bottom right of the screen while you restart the unit. Keep holding until the master reset screen comes up.

If you wish to keep & restore your favorites file, use the data cable and store the file "current.gpx. Find it in the devices "garmin/gpx" folder. After master resetting your device, copy the file back into the unit and restart the gps unit.

Resetting a Nuvi 855

Resetting
Either hold power slide switch to the left for 8+ seconds or remove and reinstall battery.

Clearing User Data
Press lower-right corner of screen when status bar appears under Garmin logo. Hold it there until a prompt appears. Yes will clear all user input data and restore original settings. mrgreen

Have performed all the above at least once.
BTW if the screen appears to get 'stuck' at the "Loading Maps" stage of booting up, it may be overwhelmed by all the user stuff and button pushing. I moved most of the maps, routes, etc to the laptop. Then booting was simpler AND successful.

Before doing this, two hours wasn't enough to 'chew' through the software mess I made- I thought I had wrecked my toy crying

Easter Egg

Great, Thanx

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Thanx BiLL Solomon

Diagnostics, etc

is there a reference for all this or is it trial & error and then word of mouth?

Diagnostic sources

Resetting GPS and data is from manual. Go to Garmin and download it.
The last part was my fumbling and passing experience along.smile

Thanks

Thanks!

Always Useful

Thanks for the info.

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Wanted -Woman with GPS -send picture of GPS

It was driving me crazy...

I couldn't get the screen to come up. No matter how far I wedged my fingertip into the corner, I always managed to highlight Setup.

Then I recalibrated the touchscreen and it came up. Interesting info there.

1390T

is resetting the 1390T works the same way..?

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Thanx BiLL Solomon

Sounds good. i'll have to

Sounds good. i'll have to try it later. thanks

Garmin Diagnostics Screen

To get to diagnostics screen on Nüvi 2XX series is a LITTLE more complicated.

1. Go to main screen (Where To? / View Map)
2. Press View Map
3. Press the oval in the bottom-left that shows your speed.
4. Press and hold inside large circle that shows speed (in center of unit)

This will take you to the diagnostic screen. With people who have Traffic Updates (free) and it doesn't work... you can click next 7 times to GTM TABLES.
Click Reset.

This will reset your traffic tables and should allow your Nüvi to communicate with the Traffic Transmitter.

More toys

Works on 1350 and has given me something else to mess with.

Many Thanks

Thank you, i didn't know

Thank you, i didn't know that.

cant wait to try this on my

cant wait to try this on my 1690

We just got a Nuvi 40LM for

We just got a Nuvi 40LM for our daughter to replace the Nuvi 660 and had all the favorites set up then tried it out and could not get any GPS signals. We could not disable the GPS simulator or the Demo mode. Went to this forum and found this subject and tried the suggested fix and it works now. Thank you POI Factory for coming thru.

Thanks there's a lot of info

Thanks there's a lot of info here...

works great on my

works great on my 2360......thanks

Thanks For The Tip

Worked on my 1390T.

Garmin diagnostics screen / reset

Don't know if this is already out there, but works for the Nuvi 67. 1 go to the volume screen press and hold the top right corner it'll bring you to a whole new set of settings.

Garmin Diagnostics Screen / Reset

Did not work on my Zumo 660. Just passing that along.

Thanks!

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