Garmin Drive Smart 50 LMT won't turn on.

 

I used it yesterday and it worked fine. This morning, wouldn't turn on, either in the car or connected to PC.

Comments?

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DougJ - Ottawa, ON, CA

It's only about a year old,

It's only about a year old, so I wouldn't expect it to be the battery.

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DougJ - Ottawa, ON, CA

POWER down

Have you been doing a complete shutdown when turning device off? Just touching the power button puts it in the sleep mode.Any chance you done that by accident. Recharge the device and see if it holds a charge.

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

Also

If it won't turn on press and hold the on/off button for 30 seconds or so ... does that turn it on?

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

Agreed

charlesd45 wrote:

Have you been doing a complete shutdown when turning device off? Just touching the power button puts it in the sleep mode.Any chance you done that by accident. Recharge the device and see if it holds a charge.

A fully depleted battery can take a long time to recover. Connect the unit to an A/C charger and leave it overnight.

Use a wall charger if you have one

bdhsfz6 wrote:
charlesd45 wrote:

Have you been doing a complete shutdown when turning device off? Just touching the power button puts it in the sleep mode.Any chance you done that by accident. Recharge the device and see if it holds a charge.

A fully depleted battery can take a long time to recover. Connect the unit to an A/C charger and leave it overnight.

I agree with member bdhsfz6, if possible let it charge overnight will speed up the charging process unlike charging on the computer. The PC only charges at .500 amps, the wall charger at 1AMP using a Garmin wall charger.

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Nuvi 2460LMT 2 Units

Tried all of the above - no

Tried all of the above - no go.

Guess I'll spring for a new battery and hope for the best.

On any Garmin units I have had in the past, the battery usually
lasted for 2-3 years.

tks all

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DougJ - Ottawa, ON, CA

Call Garmin

wdjohnson2 wrote:

Tried all of the above - no go.

Guess I'll spring for a new battery and hope for the best.

On any Garmin units I have had in the past, the battery usually
lasted for 2-3 years.

tks all

I would call Garmin tech support before opening the unit. If you are at or near the warranty expiration date, Garmin may work with you on this issue.