Nuvi 2599LMTHD Dead in the Water

 

Can't get my Nuvi to power up. Tried to soft reset to get it to power up....nothing.

Any ideas ??

charge it

Charge it using a wall charger for several hours.

dobs108 smile

I just put it on wall

I just put it on wall charger...fingers crossed !! Let you know if it comes alive.

Also

Also try pressing and HOLDING the power button for up to 3 minutes. This will often bring a Nuvi back to life.

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Nuvi 350, 760, 1695LM, 3790LMT, 2460LMT, 3597LMTHD, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD and TomTom XXL540s, HereWeGo for Android.

A couple of hours on wall

A couple of hours on wall charger and pressing and holding on/off button for an eternity did nothing. Open to suggestions.

Overnight

Leaving the Nuvi on charge overnight might make a difference. Make sure you are using a Garmin compatible charger / USB cable.

They usually require an overnight charge

Do you know if it is actually charging?

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Nuvi 2460LMT.

Why not

try plugging it in to a computer? I've had problems once in a while with my ancient 855 to charge it. Plugging it into a computer seems to give it a kick in the pants.

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Nuvi 350 long gone, Nuvi 855LMT, Nuvi 2797LMT, 3790LMT passed on to my daughter. Using Windows 10. DashCam with GPS.

Don't have a way of telling

Don't have a way of telling if it's charging or not as screen is "black". I'm using a Garmin OEM wall charger.

I tried plugging unit into

I tried plugging unit into powered USB port on my desktop PC...still no sign of life.

I'm guessing unit is a "BRICK".

Garmin support is offering a factory refurbished unit for $99. Don't know if I should spend the money to get back refurb'd unit same as mine (2599LMTHD) or if I'd be better off putting the $99 I spend to put towards different model Nuvi.

I've never been crazy about back power connection on 2599...it always seemed like a weak point whenever connecting/unconnecting data/power cord.

I haven't kept up with latest units from Garmin...what's a good model to look for in the $100 to $200 range ?

If you can find a refurb

If you can find a refurb 3597, that's a very good model that's still popular.

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Frank Nuvi 3597LMT 37.322760, -79.511267

Driveluxe 50LMTHD

One good choice would be the Driveluxe 50LMTHD ($119.95, Certified Refurbished, Sold by iSave and Fulfilled by Amazon).

If I were in your situation, I would much rather but $120 into a DriveLuxe refurb instead of $100 in a nuvi 2599 refurb ... just my opinion.

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Alan - Android Auto, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra

You are probably

You are probably right...might as well put the $100 into a newer model refurb'd unit than buy the same old model.

I would go....

phranc wrote:

If you can find a refurb 3597, that's a very good model that's still popular.

...for the refurbed 3597. I bought one and it is a nice unit.
PS: I like the new look phranc. grin (Or, is that an old look?)

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It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible. ----George Washington

It's a picture of some old

It's a picture of some old fart i found.

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Frank Nuvi 3597LMT 37.322760, -79.511267

3587 refurb

I think this model in a Garmin certified refurb is pretty hard to find any more (it is a 2013 model). If those who are recommending it know of a source, a link would be helpful.

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Alan - Android Auto, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra

Refurbs

alandb wrote:

I think this model in a Garmin certified refurb is pretty hard to find any more (it is a 2013 model). If those who are recommending it know of a source, a link would be helpful.

Amazon is offering a 3597 factory refurb for $499.95! That is higher than the unit sold for new in 2013!

https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B00TQYCGNA/ref=dp_ol...

There is a new open box model on eBay for $499:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Garmin-Nuvi-3597lmthd-Automobile-Po...

IMO, the 3597 is one of the best GPSr's Garmin has produced but not at this price point.

It appears demand has finally outstripped the supply of the 3597's and the days of the $179 refurbs are over.

There are however many used units on eBay in the $100 to $200 range if you want to take a chance.

Demand Outstripping Supply

Thanks for your insight. Prices you found on Amazon and eBay are crazy. I want a good unit but at a realistic price.

Is it just me or is there a certain group of individuals who find out what may be in demand (ex: in this case, factory refurb'd 3529) buy up what stock they can and then resell for enormous profit on the marketplace? All they have to do is sit back and wait for unsuspecting sole to take the bait and reel them in like a fish.

I've seen this business of buy/resell for large profit many times before in used photo gear. You even hear of this practice around the holidays when hot toys kid's ask for are stripped from store shelves only to be found available on places like Amazon for sale by marketplace sellers.

Just my 2 cents.