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My Garmin 1490 won't turn on at all. Not through

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My Garmin 1490 won't turn on at all. Not through USB/computer, not through the cig lighter in the car. The little red light comes up on the adaptor but that's it. It does look like there is a load - the light blinks a bit when I connect the unit. "Soft reset" - 1o sec holding on/off button does nothing.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Consumer Electronics
Expert:  Neil replied 1 year ago.


This could be a problem with usb socket on the unit or a failure in the battery... The light on the GPS should stay lit when getting a charge, if you wiggle the lead connection into the unit can you get the light to stay on?

If it is the socket we are going to need a soldering iron to reconnect it...