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Topic # 184078 9-Nov-2015 18:04
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Hi I have a Nuvi 3760 GPS. This morning, I don't know why but the display was in Russian language. After resetting the language the screen briefly returned to the start screen (in English) then switched off. As it wouldn't switch on again I tried to re-charge the battery first in car then in wall socket. Still wouldn't switch on. I tried a hard reset but still the screen won't start up. Any one got any ideas? My GPS is about 5 years old.

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  Reply # 1423934 9-Nov-2015 18:48
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That sounds like a hardware failure. As a long shot, take the battery out for some time (hours), put it back in and try to start it with a hard reset. If that doesn't work contact Garmin. From what I have heard they will fix it for a fixed fee.

You may be better off buying a new one with life time map updates. (Not that we need them in NZ, where we have free NZOGPS maps.)

Cheers,
Peter.



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  Reply # 1424121 10-Nov-2015 08:40
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Yes I spoke to Garmin support. They do provide service but my unit being 5 years old has passed its lifetime. How do you take the battery out? I would like to backup addresses to transfer to a new GPS 



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  Reply # 1424914 11-Nov-2015 07:20
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Aah I pressed the on button and held it for about 20 seconds and released then pressed again and everything is back to normal. Thanks for your help

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  Reply # 1424947 11-Nov-2015 08:24
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I'm glad you sorted the problem (yourself!).

Now that you have identified data on your unit that you want to keep you should back this up. As you have just found out, once your GPS is dead you will not be able to retrieve data from it.

Cheers,
Peter.



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  Reply # 1426012 11-Nov-2015 10:38
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Yes point noted. Cheers.

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