A Sat Nav is one of the most useful bits of kit you can have in your car. Gone are the days of plotting out route maps before a long journey, or desperately searching through the A-Z because you took a wrong turn. Now, you just key in your destination and away you go. But very occasionally you’re ready to get moving and your Sat Nav is sitting frozen at the start line. Here’s a guide to getting it running again.

The Knowhow

In very rare instances, something can happen that causes the Sat Nav to become unresponsive. It’s not always obvious why this has happened - perhaps it’s discovered somewhere interesting on your route and has stopped off for a picnic - but it’s most likely a little software conflict that can be sorted out by performing a soft reset to restart the device.

Depending on your model, there are a number of different methods.

Nuvi 600 and 200 series

  • Locate the reset button with a dot in it, either on the bottom or under the antenna. Press and hold this until the machine restarts.

Nuvi 1100, 1200, 1300, 1400 or 1600 series

  • Hold down the power key until the device restarts.

Nuvi 3700 series

  • Hold down the power button until the device powers off.
  • If you are unable to turn the Sat Nav on again or it continues to freeze, update the software by connecting to http://www.garmin.com/webupdater using the instructions in the user manual

Nuvi 775T

  • Hold the power key fully to the left until the device restarts
  • If this doesn’t work, try doing it while the Nuvi is connected to a power source.
  • Should this still fail, connect to http://www.garmin.com/webupdater following the instructions in the user manual and update the software.

Zumo 200

  • Hold down the power key until the device restarts
  • If this fails, remove the battery for several seconds before replacing and restarting.

Zumo 550

  • Hold down the power button and zoom (+) key until the device restarts.
  • Try this again while connected to a power source if it doesn’t work.
  • If you still cannot get the machine to restart, take the battery out for several seconds before replacing.

Done - A solution that doesn’t take you round the houses to get you on the road again.

Always refer to the manufacturer’s manual for specific details.

Updated On:

Nov 08, 2011

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