Just received my 2460LMT from Amazon.
I have a question I can't seem to find the answer to in the owners manual.
Does the 2460 have a sleep mode where it is actually using battery power but not displaying? If it does I want to shut down the unit completely so not to drain the battery.
In the manual it states under "Turning The Device Off"
1- Hold the POWER Key for four seconds.
2- Touch OFF
I've tried this but no "Touch Off" screen appears.
Since the manual is for ther 2200/2300/2400 series
I am thinking this method does not apply for the 2400 series, but rather one of the others. I find Garmin manuals quite incomplete and rely on forums for information.
Can a 2460LMT owner confirm that their unit behaves like mine does and when the power button is pressed the unit shuts down completely.
BTW I am quite happy with the features and performance of the unit thus far.
On my 3790, a quick press of the power button puts it to sleep. To turn it off, I have to press it til the off screen appears.
Same behavior with the 3490.
Thanks guys for the replies but I need somebody with the 2460LMT.
I recall reading some units had a sleep mode, so from your responses it must be the 3x series.
I'm hoping the 2460LMT doesn't have a sleep mode.
The two series have some things in common, so don't dismiss the thoughts so quickly. Just sayin'.
When I hold the power button down for more than 1 second the unit powers down...completly.
If I momentarily hold the button down (like snapping a picture) the screen changes to allow me to adjust brightness and/or power off.
Thanks for the tip on holding down the button. I always thought it was a pain in the rear to have to touch off on the screen when I already hit the button.
Have you upgraded the FW yet? If not, it may have a few new features for the unit.
Hold power button for a couple of seconds to shut it off. No sleep mode.
The best thing I have noticed adjusts the brightness option level if you quickly turn off power button let it go.
I don't have a 2490 although I purchased one as a gift recently so I am interested in how it works. But the way my 3 nuvis work (760, 765, 885) is they shut down differently in a seemingly random pattern. Sometimes, they are not in a "deep sleep" mode and start up again quickly when the 12V power from the vehicle gets to them. Other times it is the full boot up then warning screen then additional wait for satellites to be found and takes a couple minutes. I understand this process to be required if they are fully off. If that is what your 2490 always does, then I think it is going fully off. If it starts up without all these steps sometimes, I think it is not.
My 765 and 885 normally reside in two different vehicles in semi-permanent mounts. I alternate between vehicles so they may sit for several days depending on what is going on. The 885t has a traffic antenna buried in the dash attached to it. If it does not fully shut down, the traffic antenna seems to drain the 885t battery and it takes a particularly long time for it to come up to usefulness. Usually this does not happen and I attribute this to the unit shutting down fully.
Many thanks to the 2460 users in confirming there is no sleep mode and their units behave like mine.
Yes, the firmware is up to date.
The battery was completely dead when I first turned the unit on, wouldn't go to maps loading. Plugged it into my Garmin wall charger and charged the battery, the unit tuned right on.
Then, the first thing I did was backup all of the files (including hidden). Plugged it into computer, it quickly recognized the Nuvi, much faster than my older units. I then used WebUpdater and updated all the pertinent files Then I upgraded the free lifetime maps from 2012.10 to 2012.30 without a hitch.
I beleive you meant to say you recently purchased as a gift a 2495 not a 2490, there is no 2490 model.
I would think the 2495 behaves the same as the 2460.
Giving it further thought, I lacked the common sense in what I believed to be an issue.
If there was a sleep mode, I would think one would just tap the screen or perhaps a fast tap on the power button to bring it to life.
My 2460 does not do that, when I hit the power button it does a complete boot with the map loading so that tells me the unit was off.
That's what happens when you get old, you no longer think clearly.
Mine is always plugged into the cigarette lighter. When the car is shut off the cigarette lighter socket is also turned off. Then the unit says something like:
"Lost power. Shutting down in 30sec (count down) unless you press the screen"
Then it just turns off.
When I turn my car back on it turns back on.
I have a 2450LM which does the exact same thing...
How long does the 2460 to power up to the main screen?
My 1490 used to power up in about 10 or 15 seconds. Now that I have the JCV and most of my NA map on the SD card, it takes 40 seconds to power up.
I'm considering buying a 2460 if it powers up quickly with the complete NA map.
My 2460 take 37 secs to get to the "Warning" screen.
20 sec to the map
My 3790, with the 775 meg JCV, and POI's on the SD card, takes 27 seconds to the warning screen.
Is that with your 2460LMT? If so, I wonder why yours is so much faster than mine. About 7 secs after power up I get a "Loading maps" message at the bottom of the screen and it consistently stays there about 30 secs. That's with map version 2012.3. I do have a picture I show at startup but I removed that and it didn't make a difference. Can't think of anything else that might slow down the startup.
Clear the trip log.
clearing the trip log had no effect on the startup time - still 37 sec to the warning screen.
The 37 secs, btw, doesn't really bother me. I just don't know why there's at least one 2460 out there that does it in less than half that time.
I have no clue why my is quicker, I just timed and it can get to the **WARNING** screen in 17 sec flat timed with a Heuer stopwatch
Note: My has a full trip log from a weekend in Miami and back
I don't have a SD card in my unit.
Test was done using battery power and not connected to craddle mount and traffic cable.
Do you have maps or JCV on your SD card?
15 sec, very fast, did you observe if you disconnect from PC after update it just turn off not restart?
FWIW, mine is taking 40 seconds to boot. I'll just start leaving home a bit earlier to compensate
don't be so hard on yourself ... you still think clearly ... maybe you just do it a little slower.
PS - you shouldn't have to figure these kinds of things out for yourself anyway, the manual should be clear and concise.
I don't use an SD card either and I've tried it both on battery power and in the cradle - no difference in time. I was about to ask whether you have a 2460n with traffic but I see you mention the traffic cable so I guess that's not it either.
Oh well, I guess it'll be one of those great unsolved mysteries of life The time isn't a big deal, but things like this are like an itch I can't scratch.
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