My Nuvi 50 is getting stuck on the boot screen, displaying the Garmin logo constantly and not progressing at all. So far I have tried forcing a hard reset and also tried causing it to go into pre boot mode. I am getting no response.
Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
I won't be able to read your responses until this time tomorrow so please feed me a massive list of things to try for when I return.
I've not found a guide on how to pre-boot the Nuvi 50 but I have tried turning it on while holding the top left corner with and without the usb connected. This hasn't worked so perhaps there is a different way to do it on the nuvi 50?
First you must instal garmin USB drivers from Garmin site:
If you have win 7 install it as administratorCode:Please Login or Register to see the links
If you have win7 go to updater.exe propertis and make compatibility with win xp sp3.
I already had the driver installed, but I reinstalled it anyway, sadly that's not helped.
How long after a device turns on does it normally take to go into preboot? My Garmin gets stuck even before it displays copyright information.
Do you recall if yours had the 2.50 update? I think there are real problems with 2.50 and there is a new 2.40 as of 8/31/12.
This is old 2.40 FW,they just remove FW 2.50 and add new date.
You can try with this:
If you have win 7 make updater.exe compatible with win xp sp3 and then open as Administrator
Now connect nuvi to pc and hold finger in uper left corner
updater will recognice nuvi and you can flash to FW 2.60