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My Garmin Nuvi 760 keeps turning itself off

My Garmin Nuvi 760 keeps turning itself off, it will only stay on for about 30 seconds before it switches off.
I thought it may be a battery problem so I fitted a new battery but it made no difference.

Thanks for any suggestions on how to fix this problem.



  • HarleyMan 0 Points
    I had the same problem last week on my Nuvi 760 & the following statement came directly from Garmin International:

    To help clear out any potentially corrupt data, I would like for you to
    do a software update and a master reset on the device. To do the update,
    you will need our WebUpdater program. I have provided you with the link

    Once you do that, you will need to do a master reset on the device. Just
    follow these steps.

    1. Turn off your unit.

    2. Place your finger on the lower right hand corner of the screen.

    3. With your finger on the screen, I need you to power the unit back on.

    4. As it powers up, please keep your finger down on the screen.

    5. A pop up will appear that says, "Do you really want to erase all user

    6. Remove your finger from the screen and hit 'Yes'.

    I did this to my Nuvi 760 & it fixed the problem. Good luck w/ yours.
  • Scrubby 0 Points
    Many, many thanks HarleyMan, I did what you suggested and the Nuvi 760 is up and running better than ever.

    Thanks again,

  • willyboy 68 Points
    Nice to see you got it working again.

    However, those are poor instructions from Garmin. By doing the master reset you have lost all your favorites. They SHOULD HAVE included to backup your "current.gpx" file before doing the reset.
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