anyone still having a very slow start up on Nuvi 760? i have 4.2, if not, what did you do to rectify, i heard hard restart, i forgot, cant find how to do that. thanks
than my 200 but I figured it has more to load. I don't know how long but it isn't instantly.
Just got a new (refurb) 760. I flashed it to 4.2 before I used it really. However, it does seem to be much slower that my original which was at 4.1 before it died several weeks ago.
My 760 is running 4.20 and starts pretty fast normally. It does take a little longer than my c550.
Once in a while it will run the file defrag routine at startup and then it can take as long as a minute or so to start. It's important to let it complete the routine and not stop it in the middle by shutting it off.
souonds like the defragging thing, but seems it does this Every time it starts up
I noticed the other day that my 760 seems to start up much slower. I don't think that it is a defragging issue.
Mine is definitely slower as well...seems to have started after the last update. So slow, in fact, I have turned it off thinking I hadn't turned it on originally
mine comes on, i get the black garmin screen and it just says loading sometimes up to 3-5 minutes
it is annoying when you really dont know where your going lol.
That's exactly what happens to me: the black screen stays on for an unusually long time. And you're right, Scott, when you don't know where you're going, it's a real pain.
Must've been a bug in the last update. Do you think tech support is aware?
i read a few posts about it when the 4.2 update came out, then it quieted down, it happes about 75% of the time, I also at times notice its slow to update the map while driving, which i never had before, must have been that update. i regret updating from my 3.1, but i was bored one day.
My 760 is at 4.20 and I have never seen any delay loading more than about a minute and that is rare. The majority of the time it's more like 5-10 seconds. Sounds like it must be some other issue your unit is having.
Do you have a SD card installed or a bunch of MP3's ot Jpg's? They can cause a long delay when the unit starts because it needs to read all of them every time it starts up.
No SD carfd, or POI's (My POI's are on an SD card i leave out) Spoke to a garmin tech and they had me check tht last defrag time. I confirmed this.
He did not know why my unit would keep defragging
Does anyone know if Support has been notified of this? It seems to be somewhat random, in that some times I power it on and it goes right to the disclaimer page. Other times, it will be 2-3 minutes of black "loading maps" screen before it becomes usable.
I can't discern a pattern as to when/why sometimes takes longer than others.
According to the info I have read, the defrag (or "Loading Maps") delay seems to be somehow related to route editing on the unit & seems to be much more frequent/common after you've done so. Not to say that it doesn't or won't defrag at all if you have *not* done any route editing but it seems to be much more likely to do so, or be triggered to do so if you have.
I cannot test this to verify anything as I still have 3.1/3.2 on my 750 and 760. Maybe those with 4.2 will want to test out this theory.
Did you actually time it? I've gotten ~18-20sec on a fresh 760. Somehow eventually it increases to 2-3min with a black screen. Then after another reload it's back to 18sec. I wish I knew what makes it happen?
It's been a week now and after the second traffic radio(whatever)update it has stayed at 18-20sec.
This happened to me too. I really noticed it when I go to Dayton, OH for my interview. I too thought that the unit locked; the odd this was that when it did finally boot into the main screen, I selected my destination and to my dismay, no Jill! I was stumped, so I reset the unit and the same results. I then went to the settings and found that there was no TTS voice selected. It's has been functioning normal ever since this trip - go figure.
Any chance it's the size of the current.gpx file? That thing just keeps on growing until you do a hard reset.
Maybe, what is a .gpx file and can I see how big it is when the unit is connected(If it's not possible from the device itself) to my PC?
its totally random, at times, i am surprised its normal 18-20 seconds, but when i need it most like 2 minutes lol.
The current.gpx file holds favorites, home, routes, tracks and so on. If you have your Nuvi connected to your computer you will see it. I think it is all of the history information that makes it get so big.
Try clearing your trip log every day and see if that helps. Tools > My Data > Clear Trip Log
Thats exactly what I did this morning, it took 3-5min the first time and a few seconds after just one trip. I might be using it more than others, and that's why I took so long.
Btw,I may get rid of some POI's like the zip one, but I need the saved favorites and red light camera files.
Try clearing your trip log every day and see if that helps. Tools > My Data > Clear Trip Log.
You might just have the answer here. I cleared the trip log and powered off and in a few minutes, powered on. It only spent about 10 seconds on "loading maps" before going to the main screen. I think I'll try this for a couple days to see if this is consistent or just a fluke.
I will try this too!
For an update:
Being a courier I let my Garmin go for 3 days with about 20-30 trips on it with restarts until it hung at "Maps" again. I eventually loads, but takes ~2min.
At that point(doing nothing else) I did the 'Tools > My Data > Clear Trip Log" thing and when I restarted it, again, took ~18 sec.
So here is the rub, I'm almost ready to conclude that Garmin lets their units get cluttered enough to make this happen, but I don't remember it happening before the 2.2 update. Enforcing that is the fact that their is a defrag so they do make their units maintain themselves, so it might just be a bad 2.2 update.
I've been having the extremely slow loading also with my 750, and yesterday, at the start of a 500 mile trip, I had no verbal instructions. Checked the settings and it said there were no voices found.
Fortunately, shutting down and re-starting got the voices back. I searched out this thread last night when I got home and deleted the trip log. That does seem to fix the long load time. Hopefully this will be addressed in a future update.
I had my Nuvi updated with the new software 4.6 and it corrected my slow boot up.
I now have 4.6 also and my load time is ~15sec from car on to the disclaimer screen. But I'm still wondering about the defrag thing,could it be that every time you turn the unit on it "analyzes" the drive and at some point defrags? That would explain why whenever I re-downloaded 4.2 the unit started faster.
And if so is there anything causing any kind of corruption?
Just doing an update.
My 765 does not ever go into stupid slow boot mode, so I think Garmin has fixed whatever was happening.
Not sure if you are still using it, but when I enabled security - the unit seems to start consistently faster.
You can try this and feedback to other users.
Scott, per Garmin to preform a master reset for nuvi 2xx,6xx,or 7xx follow these steps:
1. Turn the device OFF.
2. Place your fingertip or the eraser end of a pencil in the botton right corner of the touchscreen.
3. While pressing down on the screen, power ON the unit and continue pressing on the screen. A message displays to confirm if you really want to delete all user data?
4. Touch Yes.
5. The unit will now restart.
6. Follow the on screen prompts to set up the nuvi.
Garmin states that A master restart will erase all waypoints or favorits and will restore your unit to the default factory setting. They also say once the restart is complete, place you unit in an area with clear view of the sky until it acquires satellites.
Transfer your favorites to map source before re-setting unit or copy the file from the Garmin folder.If you copy put back in Garmin folder with a different name other then current.gpx.Keep the extension just change current to something else.
The only fix, that I found, is to keep loading the software. Trust me my 755 doesn't have the bug. And I don't think Garmin is going to fix it.
My Nuvi 760 was purch in May from an eBay vendor in reconditioned (like new) condition with factory warranty. I immed found out that software 4.8 was available and downloaded and installed, also got "2010" maps and installed. Also set security on (which I hadn't done on my previous Nuvis).
I am often getting the delay and maybe haven't waited too long before hitting the power button off and then back on which usually gets me to the "enter pin" screen pretty quickly.
In a few cases there is "no voice found" and therefore no audible driving directions. After a reset by holding the power button over 8 seconds, a voice is back but it is Jill, not Jack like I had.
Per some of the posts I am going to look into clearing Trip Log or turning it off altogether if possible. I also have a Route with about 24 via points.
much has been written on this topic. My 760 experiences the same and it's completely unpredictable when it's going to have a slow start. The slow start might add a 2 min or 10 min delay before the unit is up and running. I was in the car all day today. I experienced it once, about a 1 min extra delay. The balance of the time it powers up and is ready to navigate in 20 seconds or less, I'd estimate.
When you experience the slow start, leave it alone. It's doing internal housekeeping, and hitting the power off button will most decidely cause the lose of voice directions.
A reset isn't necessary. Just go into Tools and reselect the voice you want.
OANN, I found something else that will cause the 760 to slow start, I.E. long loading map screen. I got into my vehicle with my cellphone Bluetooth on, but I have never paired it with the GPS. Bluetooth on the GPS was enabled also. Every time I turned the GPS on it took forever to start.
I turned off/disabled Bluetooth on the GPS and the problem went away.
maybe if you clear your waypoints, I think that what I had to do...
I note that this thread is a bit dusty, but -
Fingers crossed on the clearing the trip log. She is using software version 4.9.
I turned off my security and it does load faster I have also defrag all of my 760's and a 750 and they come on alot faster to the maps but the 750 seems to take a few more min to aquier satalite than the 760'. They have the current firm ware and current 2010 map updates.
I took advice above to Clear Trips Log, and it DID make my previously slow starting Garmin 760 start up within about 15-20 seconds.
I also cleared out my "Recently Found" list, and that seemed to help even more.....it starts now in about 10-15 seconds.
I also have saved all my POI's on an SD card, and don't allow the unit to permanently load them onto the unit....that seems to help also.
when my 760 starts to take ages at boot up, I do a hard reset (after backing up my favorites, of course). This permits the 760 to booot up much faster and it does last for a while.
Alos, delete routes, delete track log, error logs, etc.
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