Nuvi 1450 won't boot past Garmin Logo

 

I have a 1450 that worked fine until an update. It actually worked for awhile past that so it may be unrelated but it started acting wonky with random reboots right after the update.

Now, it comes up showing GARMIN screen and goes no further. Computer doesn't see it, won't get to master reset screen and basically it is just a GARMIN 5" billboard.

Any ideas on how to get it up and running again?

Thanks

dkstl wrote: I have a 1450

dkstl wrote:

I have a 1450 that worked fine until an update. It actually worked for awhile past that so it may be unrelated but it started acting wonky with random reboots right after the update.

Now, it comes up showing GARMIN screen and goes no further. Computer doesn't see it, won't get to master reset screen and basically it is just a GARMIN 5" billboard.

Any ideas on how to get it up and running again?

Thanks

This this occur on software or map update?

From Garmin support

Why is my nuvi 1100, 1200, 1300, or 1400 series locked up on the Garmin logo when I power on the device?

If your device reboots, locks up, or shuts down occasionally while navigating but it allows you to go into mass storage mode when you connect it to the computer, please perform a software update using our Webupdater program to correct the issue. Steps to perform a software update can be found here:

https://support.garmin.com/support/searchSupport/case.faces?... {8576ba20-e948-11dc-d6fc-000000000000}

Your device may need to come in for service/repair if it is currently experiencing any of the following symptoms:

The device powers on and freezes at the Garmin logo. No trademark or copyright info displays on the screen. The device does not load to the main menu and will not go into mass storage mode when connected to a computer. The device powers on, freezes at the Garmin logo, then flashes a white screen briefly. This process repeats indefinitely while connected to power. The device does not load to the main menu and will not go into mass storage mode when connected to a computer. The device powers on then freezes or shuts down while displaying the Loading Maps screen.

For service/repair of a device due to any of the symptoms listed above, please visit the following page on our website: https://my.garmin.com/rma/repairLanding

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.

hmm doesnt boot

I assume its fully charged
the port in the back wasn't damaged "power plugin"
if the computer doesn't see it. it could be the port the plugin is a bit flimsy
did you try to reset without the sd card in it?
is the warranty still good?

Assumptions

Geo 334 - I assume it is charged as it can turn on not plugged in but since it doesn't boot, no battery icon is visible.

The port seems solid and doesn't wiggle.

Tried reboot with no SD charge and - no change.

Short warranties so non on this model. (Certainly not worth paying for a repair but seems to be their software, not the hardware).

Thanks for the tips.

Thanks for the links

charlesd45 wrote:
dkstl wrote:

I have a 1450 that worked fine until an update. It actually worked for awhile past that so it may be unrelated but it started acting wonky with random reboots right after the update.

Now, it comes up showing GARMIN screen and goes no further. Computer doesn't see it, won't get to master reset screen and basically it is just a GARMIN 5" billboard.

Any ideas on how to get it up and running again?

Thanks

This this occur on software or map update?

From Garmin support

Why is my nuvi 1100, 1200, 1300, or 1400 series locked up on the Garmin logo when I power on the device?

If your device reboots, locks up, or shuts down occasionally while navigating but it allows you to go into mass storage mode when you connect it to the computer, please perform a software update using our Webupdater program to correct the issue. Steps to perform a software update can be found here:

https://support.garmin.com/support/searchSupport/case.faces?... {8576ba20-e948-11dc-d6fc-000000000000}

Your device may need to come in for service/repair if it is currently experiencing any of the following symptoms:

The device powers on and freezes at the Garmin logo. No trademark or copyright info displays on the screen. The device does not load to the main menu and will not go into mass storage mode when connected to a computer. The device powers on, freezes at the Garmin logo, then flashes a white screen briefly. This process repeats indefinitely while connected to power. The device does not load to the main menu and will not go into mass storage mode when connected to a computer. The device powers on then freezes or shuts down while displaying the Loading Maps screen.

For service/repair of a device due to any of the symptoms listed above, please visit the following page on our website: https://my.garmin.com/rma/repairLanding

Thanks for the links and the ideas! Since computer doesn't see the GPS, I'm somewhat limited on updating it. I've unplugged batteries, tried other computers, turned on touching upper left and lower right on screens, removed SD card, all without any change.

ALso tried the repair link but which crashed while I was using it and it has yet to come back up but will try that later.

Not worth paying for a repair but hope Garmin will stand by their bad software and provide a way to get it back to normal.

They are pretty good and

They are pretty good and helping the customer out.

Did you try holding the GPS power button or switch in the on position without releasing until GPS hopefully boots up?

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.

1450 Boot

The PC won't recognize the unit unless the unit boots past the logo and to the main menu. That is where the subroutine is to look for a USB to PC connection. With just the logo displayed, you will never get there.

This problem can happen as a result of a failed firmware or map update.

The unit must be flashed with service firmware, so that it boots directly to the internal flash drive. In this mode, the PC will recognize the Nuvi and you can go in there and delete the .GCD and possibly corrupted .img map file.

What is happening is that since the files are corrupted, the Nuvi crashes because the data it is reading in is bad.

If you have good files, you can drop them into the flash drive, reflash the factory firmware and the unit should recover.

I've seen corrupted directories, where the Nuvi crashes because it can't write to the flash drive. In that case, back up all of the files, format the drive and put the files back.... done it hundreds of times.

Good luck! smile

- Jim

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SHARCNET-USA

Been there, done that.

charlesd45 wrote:

They are pretty good and helping the customer out.

Did you try holding the GPS power button or switch in the on position without releasing until GPS hopefully boots up?

I did try that without success. sad

Sounds good, but how?

sharcnet wrote:

The PC won't recognize the unit unless the unit boots past the logo and to the main menu. That is where the subroutine is to look for a USB to PC connection. With just the logo displayed, you will never get there.

This problem can happen as a result of a failed firmware or map update.

The unit must be flashed with service firmware, so that it boots directly to the internal flash drive. In this mode, the PC will recognize the Nuvi and you can go in there and delete the .GCD and possibly corrupted .img map file.

What is happening is that since the files are corrupted, the Nuvi crashes because the data it is reading in is bad.

If you have good files, you can drop them into the flash drive, reflash the factory firmware and the unit should recover.

I've seen corrupted directories, where the Nuvi crashes because it can't write to the flash drive. In that case, back up all of the files, format the drive and put the files back.... done it hundreds of times.

Good luck! smile

- Jim

So where can I get the service software? Failing that, what do you mean by dropping my good files on to a flash drive? Is there a way for me to reload the files on the GPS or do I need to pay them to fix what they caused!

failed firmware on Garmin 1450

Hello Sharcnet,

The description of the problem is exactly what is happening here.

Could you explain how do I get the service firmware and flash it to my Garmin 1450?

Thanks in advance,

Marcray

failed firmware on Garmin 1450

With the nuvi powered off
1. Press and hold the upper left hand corner of the touchscreen with your finger
2. Continue to hold the touchscreen while pressing and releasing the power button on the device
3. The Garmin Logo should display
4. Continue to hold the touchscreen while connecting the device to your computer
5. After 30 seconds the screen should flash white, on this moment the computer install drivers if who don't
6. Release the touchscreen
7. A green progress bar should display on the device
8. After the progress bar completes (45-60 seconds) the device should go into Mass Storage mode with the picture of a computer tower on the display of the device
9. Run Garmin Webupdater
10. Update firmware
11. Eject USB driver
12. Reboot GPS unit.

boot up

This has happen to me a few times now.

What has fixed mine is to plug it into the car charger overnight.

Seems as if my battery is bad and there is not enough power to continue past the Garmin screen.

There is also a known problem on the circuit board where the socket for the power cable connects breaks the connection.

This is a site that will repair it for $29.

http://www.sharc.net/gps_repair_prices_garmin.htm

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garry

@furgo

Welcome to the site.

Based on the number of different devices you have and the post just made, it would seem like you are a long time, and likely very knowledgeable, but...

We usually recommend the following.

There is a "Learn" button in the upper right of this page next to "red light cameras" that takes you to a Getting Started page. It is worthwhile visiting this page.

To make navigation easy, most browsers provide the following option. When you want to follow a link - but still keep your current page open - you can hold down the "Ctrl" key as you left-click on a link. That action will open a new "Tab" in your browser up on the "Tab" bar. When you then left-click on that new "Tab", you will follow the link - leaving the "Tab" you are now reading open and available to click on and return here.

So, using the "Learn" link, you might try the "Ctrl" - left-click sequence and then return here. You can return by either "X-ing" out of the "Getting Started" page (using the "X" on the "Tab" itself) or just left-clicking on the "Tab" for the page you are on right now.

Note that the Learn Button will give you access to two valuable reference pages -
the "Index" to all of the FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) and the Glossary of Terms and Links.

Since you are new here, I encourage you to go through a couple of the Tutorials.

The first link makes sure the settings on your computer are such that you can do more advanced POI loading.
http://www.poi-factory.com/node/30393

The next link helps you make a backup of your GPS by attaching it to your computer. (NEVER do anything to your GPS until you have a backup). It also assures that you put your (newer) unit into a state where you can see all of the folders there.
http://www.poi-factory.com/node/30394

Hello, I found this forum

Hello,

I found this forum while searching for a solution for my stuck Garmin nuvi 1450. I have not used this gps for about 3 years. It was sitting in my glove compartment. When I tried to connect it to my pc it got stuck on the GARMIN logo screen. Tried to disconnet and reconnect several times without any luck. I tried following Furgo's procedure but didn't work.
Then I tried again but pressing to the bottom right of the screen. It flashed and then started loading. Then it connected to my pc. It needed 2 sw updates and maps updates. Updates were not smooth but finally succeeded to update sw and maps.
Thanks for your help! Based on Garmins website it said to contact service. I am glad it still works.

@avalanche00

Welcome to POI Factory. I am glad you found some advice here that helped you get the old 1450 back up and running.

Stick around for a while. There are lots of knowledgeable folks here that are always ready to help solve problems. And if you post regularly (at least 1 post per week for 3 out of every 5 weeks) you are eligible for the free download of the POI Factory speed and red light camera files for custom POI alerts.

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Alan - Android Auto, DriveLuxe 51LMT-S, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra, Bosch Nyon

Garmin

I have the 1490. Sometimes it will suddenly think it is connected to my PC, when it is in use in my car. I have to unplug the device from the car charger, turn it off then turn it back on and plug back into car charger. No idea what causes this, but this is a buggy model.

Not mine

I've had my 1490 for many years and its been extremely reliable. What you describe sounds like a faulty cable or maybe some dirty contacts on the 1490.

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Where there's a will ... there's a way ... DriveSmart50LMT-D, Nuvi 2508LMT-D, 1490LMT, 1310, Montana 650T, Etrex 20

Failed update on Street Pilot 7200

Would this procedure or something similar work on a SP7200? About 3 years ago after a map update my SP7200 failed to restart after a map update. It would get to the logo and stall with the progress at about 2/3 of the way across. It will connect to a computer and go into mass storage mode. The garmin file seems to be missing files compared to my Nuvi. Called Garmin at the time and after trying a few things was told the battery was dead and nothing could be done. As far as I know the 7200 has no battery. Is there any chance of bringing this back to life? It was a fine GPS.

probably not

wlaw wrote:

Would this procedure or something similar work on a SP7200? About 3 years ago after a map update my SP7200 failed to restart after a map update. It would get to the logo and stall with the progress at about 2/3 of the way across. It will connect to a computer and go into mass storage mode. The garmin file seems to be missing files compared to my Nuvi. Called Garmin at the time and after trying a few things was told the battery was dead and nothing could be done. As far as I know the 7200 has no battery. Is there any chance of bringing this back to life? It was a fine GPS.

Garmin maps have reached a point where they no longer fit onto units such as the old Street Pilot series and you may also be limited to a 2 GB file size as well.

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SP7200

Thanks for the reply. The 7200 does have a microSD slot though I don't know what size card it will accept - I did have a 4GB card in it (which showed in the computer and had POIs on it) but did not try to load the new map to it.