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My Garmin GPS Won’t Turn On

Your Garmin GPS device can be a powerful tool when you’re driving through uncharted territory, but the device won’t be much help if you can’t get it to power on. In most cases a hard reset can resolve whatever software problem the device is experiencing and clearing out software bugs will allow your device to boot cleanly.

Perform a Hard Reset (Nuvi 30, 40, or 50 Series)

Step 1
Disconnect your Garmin GPS device from its power source.

Step 2
Press and hold the lower right-hand corner of the touchscreen. Turn on the GPS device while keeping your finger on the display.

Step 3
Wait for the “Erase all data?” prompt. Select “Yes.”

Step 4
Follow the onscreen prompts when your device reboots. This should clear any software issues preventing a boot.

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