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I have a Garmin 510 and I went to turn it on today and it

Customer Question

I have a Garmin 510 and I went to turn it on today and it would not turn on. It worked just fine yesterday. I plug it into my PC and it won't power up either.
JA: What is the exact model of your Garmin? And can you guesstimate how old it is?
Customer: Garmin 510 - about 3 yrs old. IT worked perfect yesterday
JA: What happened right before this popped up?
Customer: Nothing happened. I downloaded last nights ride. Then plugged it in to charge overnight. I went to the race today and when I went to turn it on nothing happened. I thought somehow I had a dead battery and it didn't charge, so I tried to charge it and nothing. Even plugging into my PC won't get it to do anythign
JA: What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: I haven't been able to troubleshoot anything, as it won't power up. Is there some trick that if I hold multiple buttons down at the same time that it will boot up
JA: Anything else you want the GPS expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: GPS
Expert:  Pete replied 7 months ago.

Hello,
I am Pete, and I'll be happy to assist with your question today.

Expert:  Pete replied 7 months ago.

Have you tried using a different charging cable?

Can you check that the charging socket is clean, and there is no debris blocking it?