how to factory reset a DriveSmart 50

 

If possible, how do I do a factory reset on a DriveSmart 50. I updated it to the latest map using GE. When GE stated that the update was completed, I unplug it from the computer and attempt to manual start it but nothing happen. I then plug in to the power card in my car and it still did not come on.

Factory Reset

Press and hold the bottom right corner of the screen and at the same time press and hold the power button.

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... to add to that with some more detail

A factory or master reset is like most Garmins:

1.Start with the device turned off and unplugged from power •To verify the device is powered off and not in standby mode, press and hold down the power button until prompted to turn off the device
2.Power on the device
3.When the first copyright screen appears press and hold the lower right hand corner of the display portion of the touchscreen
4.Remove your finger from the touchscreen when "Erase all user data?" appears
5.Touch Yes
•If text language is not in English, this is the button on the right

Another option to perform a master reset for these devices:
1.Touch View Map
2.Touch the Speed icon
3.Touch and hold the speedometer for approximately 5 seconds
4.Release your touch when the Diagnostics Page displays
5.Touch Clear all user data
6.Touch Yes when prompted to "Erase all user data?"

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

ok...thanks a million.

ok...thanks a million.

I'm curious

jwinfville wrote:

If possible, how do I do a factory reset on a DriveSmart 50. I updated it to the latest map using GE. When GE stated that the update was completed, I unplug it from the computer and attempt to manual start it but nothing happen. I then plug in to the power card in my car and it still did not come on.

How would you be able to do a "Factory" reset if the GPS does NOT come on???

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Nuvi 350 long gone, Nuvi 855LMT, Nuvi 2797LMT, SmartDrive 50 LMT-HD, 3790LMT now my daughters. Using Windows 10. DashCam A108C with GPS.

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jwinfville wrote:

If possible, how do I do a factory reset on a DriveSmart 50. I updated it to the latest map using GE. When GE stated that the update was completed, I unplug it from the computer and attempt to manual start it but nothing happen. I then plug in to the power card in my car and it still did not come on.

One other thing you could try would be to press and hold the power button for up to a couple of minutes. In the past this process has brought what seemed like a dead Garmin device back to life. This has saved me a few times over the years. wink

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Nuvi 350, 760, 1695LM, 3790LMT, 2460LMT, 3597LMTHD, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, DriveSmart 61, Garmin Backup Camera 40 and TomTom XXL540s.

To come to think of it

I actually did this on my 265W a few times before I sold it for $50.