GPS Repair Problems? Ask a GPS Technician for Answers ASAP
Hi Greg ,
Thanks for your reply .
Bought the device in April 2008.
The problem began during an upgrade 6 months ago. And no no it doesn't work I get the no maps message with power connected ( with cable ) or internal battery it doesn't make any change.
The device powers on but I get first the garmin brand on the screen , then the warning message to not operate the deviceduring driving , then immediately the " No detailed maps found that support routing message. Consequently cannot go to the main screen to the STOP button
I see the message "searching for satelites and an overview of the European map
By the way Greg, I'm in Europe in Belgium.
- Map detail = Normal ,
- Map vieuw = 3D vieuw ,
Vehicle = Change
On the bottom soft keys I see , Back , map info , Restore
Map info screen is not reacting and looks that's not active compared to the
Back ( onthe left side ) and Restore ( on the right side ) that are sharper
Have Followed your instructions, but unfortunately the map info button is still not active.
What do you recommend as a next step
I think I'm gonna give up , I had connected the device to a power supply since the battery was flat and by disconnecting it from the power supply in order to connect it to the USB cable it doesn't come on anymore .perhaps there is afuse blown inside (if present ) otherwise i guess it's for the garbage bag.
Hi again,Please don't consider the garbage for your device - it may just need to have some time to charge up. You should be able to do that by connecting the device to a powered ON computer and leaving it attached for 5-6 hours (it takes that long because of the limited power from computer USB ports).And YES, there should be a fuse in the TIP of the vehicle power adapter, if that is what you are using. You should be able to unscrew the tip to find that fuse.So please check back with me AFTER you have checked these things, and hopefully get the device charged back up again.Thanks, XXXXX XXXXX(im)
I've checked the fuse of the power adapter it was OK
Since it was fully charged when i disconnected it from the power suppluy something went wrong .Don't wanna even try to connext it to the USB since it could damage the USB port in case theer is a shor circuit in the device. This is a good example of Murphy's law and after spending many hours to fix the problem I'm fed up .
Thanks for your help , it was going in the right direction if there wasn't Murphy .
I'm going to buy a new one , that's the best solution.
Thanks again for your help.