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How to fix the Garmin not working issue? Garmin Express Fails to Complete the “Downloading Files” Stage, New update problems

Garmin not working after Update: Garmin has acquired wide appreciation by the users offering high quality and innovative GPS technology. The functioning of the Garmin devices is quite efficient providing the users smooth experience. However, just like any other technological device, Garmin also experiences certain setback during its working. The Garmin not working issues are quite common with the users and can occur due to various reasons.

Luckily, one can easily fix the issues with Garmin by applying the correct troubleshooting steps. Just you need to know the right steps to fix the Garmin not working issue and you are good to go. This article presents the details of the Garmin not working issues and the problems related to it, the reason behind the issue and the ways to fix these issues.

Different issues related to Garmin not working

Some of the common problems with the Garmin are given as follows:

  • Garmin login not working
  • Problem in turning Garmin on
  • Unresponsive screen
  • Blank screen or single lines shown on the screen
  • Weak or no signal
  • No GPS reception
  • Automatic shutting down of Garmin during use
  • Problem with the power button
  • Garmin connect can’t send workout to device
  • Garmin connect keeps crashing
  • Error in resetting Garmin

Reasons behind Garmin not working 2020

There can be different reasons due to which the users might face the Garmin not working issue. The major reasons behind this problem are mentioned below:

  • The batteries are dead or depleted.
  • There are some problems with the logic board.
  • Improper plugging in of the GPS antenna
  • Garmin does not meet the system requirement.
  • Garmin screen is not calibrated properly

How to fix the Garmin not working issue?

The simple step solutions to fix some of the most common issues related to Garmin are given below. Users who are facing these problems can follow the steps as exactly explained here to find a fix to their problems.

Issues with turning on the Garmin

A few things that you can try to solve the not turning on issue of the Garmin GPS are given as:

  1. Press and hold the power button for few seconds. The duration of holding the power button should be extended than the normal duration.
  2. Make sure that there is no problem with the display that might give you an image that your Garmin is not turned on, but actually it is. A broken display may also create problems while turning on the Garmin device.
  • On the backside of the device, remove the black screws from the device.
  • Search for the 8-pin white connector on the logic board and disconnect it.
  • After that, slowly remove the silver screw on the logic board present near the brown wire.
  • Next, find the ribbon connector on the logic board and gently apply pressure to both sides of the brown connector lock to it push it out.
  • Now gently work the ribbon cable out of the connector with a spudger until it’s free.
  • Search the brown wire connection on the logic board and pull it free of the logic board.
  • Gently pry the button pad off of the front plate. Next, pry the display free of the front plate.
  • Now change the display and reassemble your device by following these instructions in reverse order.
  1. Loose micro SD card can also create problem with Garmin turn on. Remove and reinsert the SD card before turning on the Garmin.
  2. In case there is a problem with the logic board, you might not be able to turn on your Garmin GPS. In this case, you need to replace your logic board.
  • Remove the black screws from the device on the backside of the device
  • Search and disconnect the 8-pin white connector on the logic board.
  • Find and remove the silver screw near the brown wire.
  • Now, navigate the ribbon connector on the logic board.
  • Gently apply pressure to both sides of the brown connector lock and push it out.
  • Now, gently work the ribbon cable out of the connector until it is free.
  • Locate the brown wire connection and pull it out of the logic board.
  1. Maybe the batteries are dead and therefore you are not able to turn on Garmin. Plug your Garmin V into a power source and after some time of charging, try turning it again. In case the battery is completely depleted, you will have to replace the batteries.

Abrupt shut down of the Garmin while using

The unexpected shut down of the Garmin GPS device can be due to the battery related problems. Sometimes due to shocks in vehicles the batteries may get loose from their contacts and create the abrupt shut down. This can be fixed by simply putting a spacer in the battery compartment.

Problem with Garmin acquiring a signal

Try these easy methods to acquire a signal in your Garmin GPS:

  1. Make sure that Garmin device is powered on and give it some time, say 15 to 20 minutes, to acquire the signal.
  2. In case your device has been inactive for a long time, the ephemeris data may be out of date. To solve this, you will have to reset the satellite data by choosing “new location” in the menu.

Blank screen or lines on the screen

  1. Check if you are not using older firmware on your device. If this is so, download the latest firmware from the Garmin’s website.
  2. You can also try turning WAAS (Wide Area Augmentation System) off to fix the screen related problem of the Garmin GPS temporarily. The steps to do the same are given below:
  • Go to the main menu by pressing the menu button twice.
  • Press ‘setup’ using the rocker keypad and then press ‘enter’.
  • Go to the WAAS option and disable it.

What are the system requirements of Garmin Express?

The following are the system requirements important for installing Garmin:

For Windows

  • Windows 7 SP1 or newer, Microsoft .NET 4.5.2 (included)
  • 1024 x 768 display
  • USB port and 1 GB RAM
  • High speed internet access (Not for use with dial-up, mobile or satellite connections)
  • Up to 20 GB free disk space

For Mac

  • OS X 10.11 or newer
  • 1440 x 900 display
  • USB port and 1 GB RAM
  • High speed internet access (Not for use with dial-up, mobile or satellite connections)
  • Up to 20 GB free disk space

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