Well, it would seem that my 760 bricked during the map update to 2015.10. Using GE the map install went ok, long, but ok. However, when I unplugged it to reboot, the battery died. I connected it to the mobile charging cable in the truck and pushed the start button. The green line showing the reboot reached half way then stops and does nothing. I can restart it but it goes half way again and stops.
Now, I know the battery is shot in the unit. I can reconnect it to the computer but it won't connect and the computer doesn't recognize it. ( It doesn't recognize it because ti won't boot up.)
Any thoughts on how I can resurrect the unit?
The battery may still be good - my 760 is! A USB connection or charging only in the car is insufficient.
It is possible the battery completely discharged during the map update. If so, the 760 could be bricked. The only way to find out is to charge it completely.
Get a charger that plugs into the wall and charge it for 5 or 6 hours. I got a "Motorola Mini USB Wall Charger for Motorola Phones" from amazon for about $6-.
Worst case - if you have to replace the battery and deal with Garmin tech support to reinstall the software - it is not worth it, but that may not be the case.
I would agree but if the battery has never been replaced and is more than a couple of years old, I would definitely replace it - to stretch the life of the device.
I of course believe everyone should TEST their batteries on a regular basis - like once every few months. I usually FULLY charge my devices and then run them ONLY on the battery until I get the "low battery" warning. If this happens at 20-25% of the original battery life, I start thinking about replacing the battery.
And if you use some of the "cool features" of this device that are no longer available on the new devices (like FM transmitter, audio output jack), then I think it would well be worth the effort to get it going again.
Just my thoughts ...
Lithium's do not like to be discharged fully. Ever. They're not NiCads, and do not have the same characteristics.
trust me, the batteries are bad. Been bad for a couple of years. I only used it in the truck with the power cord plugged in.
I may just have to break down and replace the battery. Maybe then it will reboot.
I still have my 760. Hard to believe it is still working. I, too, have problems with the battery as it doesn't work for more than 20 seconds. Fortunately, the power cord works in the car. I also have a 2460 and a 3790.
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