Just purchased a C 530 2 weeks ago. It has not been dropped or abused, but suddenly it will not turn on. Any suggestions before sending it back Garmin?
Did you recently upgrade to Ver. 5.40 as of Mar 16, 2007?
I noticed the same thing with my c550, you have to hold the pwr button in much longer to turn power on.
I had a panic attack when I first powered on. I remember during the upgrade process that there was something else that mentioned something about the power timing something or other...lol, I'll have to pay more attention from now on.
Just purchased a C 530 2 weeks ago. It has not been dropped or abused, but suddenly it will not turn on.
In addition to Ismonop's suggestion (which you should check first), I have experienced a problem where the battery was low and the unit would not turn on. The solution was to plug it into the computer via the USB plug and leave it to charge overnight. When the battery is very low, even connecting the power cord in the car or connecting to the PC is not enough for it to start, you need to let it charge for awhile.
I recently upgraded and luckily have yet to experience any startup problems.
my 530 is working great. id call garmin
... but suddenly it will not turn on.
I just went to power my C510 on and it was as dead as the proverbial Dodo....I took the front off and pressed RESET and it came back to life -- at which point I remembered your posting.
Worth a try?
I also upgraded my c530 and didnt have any problem.. I have had the gps also for a little over 2 weeks. (btw - I joined this site the very NEXT day and have been logging in everyday since) learning so much!!
Use the reset switch may be your best bet - it is under the plate cover if you didnt know. good luck
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