Dead?

 

I installed the new map in unit and downloaded jcv file and unzipped it and was ready to install it. 1450 was plugged in computer to charge up before the jcv install. I totally forgot about it and computer went to sleep. When I did get back it was dead. Thought to wake up and let it charge up some. Nothing. Unplugged usb and tried again. Nothing.
It is over 10 min and it is black screen. Tell me its not dead. Is it?

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nuvi 1390 LT, nuvi 1450 LMT, Vista, Win 10

can you eliminate the computer

Can you eliminate the computer in the charging scenario? Plug it into a car, some USB charger, etc.

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John from PA

Car, dead

Yes I did try the car. Only for about 4 or 5 min. No go. I would have thought it would have shown some form of life. Plugged into the comp again. Nothing.

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nuvi 1390 LT, nuvi 1450 LMT, Vista, Win 10

B4 panicking

jbees60 wrote:

Yes I did try the car. Only for about 4 or 5 min. No go. I would have thought it would have shown some form of life. Plugged into the comp again. Nothing.

Before panicking, either give the device a long overnight charge on a low current USB port like a computer port or small wall-wart charger or give it a good couple-hour charge via a vehicle cigarette lighter port or equivalent making sure that the port chosen isn't one that will eventually go to sleep or turn off with a vehicle engine, etc.

From your description of what happened, it's hard to imagine that you've bricked the device so a dead battery is a likely cause.

Having said this, it's always best to Safely Remove device from a computer USB port rather than just pull a device from the port in case files are being written.

Hold down power button

I had something similar and one of the members here, told me to hold the power button down for a few minutes.

Did that and my unit restarted.

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NUVI2555LMT, NUVI350

Definitely try this

GPSgeek wrote:

I had something similar and one of the members here, told me to hold the power button down for a few minutes.

Did that and my unit restarted.

Do try an hour of charging 1st then the long button hold. I don't recall what it indicated on mine, I think the Garmin logo eventually popped up after 10-15 seconds accompanied by a sigh of relief that came out of me! Good Luck and let please let us know if you got this resolved

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"There's no substitute for local knowledge" nüvi 750, nüvi 3597

To OP

I probably "died" when the computer went to sleep and the
USB port lost power, hence the GPS battery lost it's charge because the unit was on or in standby.

Happend to my wife's unit when she forgot to power off her unit in the car and it sat in sleep mode for 10 days, it too "died".

It took a couple of hours of wall charging to get the unit to respond. Now she remembers to power off the unit fully.

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I never get lost, but I do explore new territory every now and then.

Once before after an

Once before after an upgrade, I had those symptoms on a 2689LMT...
I let it charge in car for 15 min.... then held the power button in for 10-12 seconds, and it then turned on, as if nothing untoward had happened.... !!!????!!!!

Never happened after that.... Dunno... but Yes, I had it happen once too....

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A 2689LMT in both our cars that we love... and a Nuvi 660 with Lifetime Maps that we have had literally forever.... And a 2011 Ford Escape with Nav System that is totally ignored!

Thank you,, thank you,,, thank you

I let it charge 2 hrs without the computer going to sleep. Then holding the power button down for about 6 to 7 seconds and the Garmin logo flashed and went away. Released the button and logo came back on with the green line going across screen.
I'm back in business.... Will remember the suggestions.
Many thanks to those who responded. For others, these people know what they are doing.
Thanks again.

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nuvi 1390 LT, nuvi 1450 LMT, Vista, Win 10

Been discussed before

This has been discussed before.

The USB ports on most computers limit how much current they will supply and typically charging times are much longer.

For the fastest charging rate (and most reliable) use a wall outlet charger designed for a Garmin GPS. There are plenty listed on Amazon and Ebay. Best to get a "Genuine" Garmin charger.

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Metricman Nuvi 660, GTM-20 Traffic Receiver Nuvi 3597 GTM-60 Traffic Receiver Williamsburg, VA