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My Garmin 520 is frozen. I plugged it into my laptop to

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My Garmin 520 is frozen. I plugged it into my laptop to update the unit and has been frozen since. I can't turn it off and at first I could scroll between some screens but now it's just completely frozen and won't do anything.
JA: What is the exact model of your Garmin? And can you guesstimate how old it is?
Customer: It is a 520 for a bicycle and is about 16 months old.
JA: What happened right before this popped up?
Customer: Not sure what you mean.
JA: What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: I can't try trouble shooting. I can't get it to turn off. When I first plugged it into the laptop Garmin Express would not load up. The laptop didn't recognize it. When I would unplug it the unit said it would turn off in 15 seconds. When it gets to 1 second it froze.
JA: Anything else you want the gps expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: No.
Submitted: 22 days ago.
Category: GPS
Expert:  crash2199 replied 22 days ago.

Hi! My name is ***** ***** I will be assisting you. Let's get started!

Expert:  crash2199 replied 22 days ago.

Please try this:

  1. Hold Page/Menu button with device powered off
  2. Connect device to computer via a USB cable while continuing to hold Page/Menu
  3. Release Page/Menu after 10 seconds
  4. Select Edge 500 drive once it communicates to computer
  5. Select Garmin folder
  6. Delete NewFiles folder

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Expert:  crash2199 replied 21 days ago.

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