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My Garmin Nuvi 255W turns on and then immediately shuts off.

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My Garmin Nuvi 255W turns on and then immediately shuts off. Outside the warranty. How can I get it repaired?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Car Electronics
Expert:  bluextc89 replied 7 years ago.

How old is the unit?



Customer: replied 7 years ago.
About 12-14 months.
Expert:  bluextc89 replied 7 years ago.

Before you send it off to Garmin's Flat Fee Repair Service, Be sure the unit is getting voltage when you plug it in.

Attempt to charge for 2-3 hours using the USB charger plugged into your running computer.

While it's charging - inspect your car cable. The tip that plugs in the vehicle has a removable tip. Unscrew it and make sure the fuse is good.


After verifying the cables are getting the power to the unit - and it is still behaving similarly - it is safe to say the battery has failed.


CLICK HERE for Garmin's FLAT FEE repair service for out-of-warranty GPS.

Yours is listed as a $79 repair.



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