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Garmin Reset Procedures – All GPS Models

Garmin Reset Procedures – All GPS Models Why Reset a Garmin GPS? Garmin GPS Hard Reset vs Garmin GPS Soft Reset Procedures to Reset Garmin GPS The Garmin Reset Procedures in this article covers all automotive GPS devices from Garmin as of this writing. The reset procedures are broken down by model groups. These groups […]

Master reset nuvi 30, 40, 50, 52, and 54 series

Reset Garmin Nuvi 30 Series GPS

Master reset nuvi 30, 40, 50, 52, and 54 series If you arrived directly to this master reset nuvi page through a search engine or other referral, you should take a moment to read the introduction information on Garmin GPS Master Resets first, then return here to complete the reset.  The general articles covers some […]

Garmin Rino Repair

Garmin Rino Repair Should I repair my Garmin Rhino myself,  or should I send it to Garmin for repair?   Make: Garmin Rino Model: 520hcx The radio on my Garmin Rino 520 hcx is in disrepair. I can transmit but can’t receive. This has become a valuable tool for me and I would love to […]

How to Convert Garmin Maps to NAVTEQ Maps


How to Convert Garmin Maps to NAVTEQ Maps There are some countries available as Garmin maps that are not available on NAVTEQ devices.  If you are in this situation, you’ve probably wished you could Convert Garmin Maps to NAVTEQ Maps but assumed that it is impossible.  On the contrary, because of the relationship between Garmin and […]

How to Master Reset Garmin Edge 810 or 510

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Before Proceeding Please Note (Updated April 2016) If you are experiencing the error “This tracking session does not exist or was canceled”, you may want to jump to the end of this article and review my explanation of that error before you proceed to Master Reset Garmin Edge 810 or 510.     There are […]

Garmin Edge 500 Master Reset

You may have to do a Garmin Edge 500 Master Reset if it isn’t functioning properly.  If any of the conditions below are true, then a master reset is most likely what will be required. Note: If the device is not receiving a satellite signal, you may want to perform an AutoLocate before performing a master reset. […]

Garmin nüvi 300 Freezes “Looking for Maps”

If you have a Garmin nüvi 300 series GPS or similar Garmin device and it freezes on the message “Looking for Maps” or without a message on startup, there are some steps you can take to correct the issue, provided the hardware itself hasn’t failed. First, do a master reset: Note: A masterreset will erase […]

Vivofit Reset – How to Reset Vivofit

Garmin Vivofit Reset

Vivofit Reset – How to Reset Vivofit The Vivofit is an extremely useful device, and it’s very well made.  However, there are some issues that may require to you to reset Vivofit in order to get it working again.  There are several reasons for wanting to reset your Vivofit device.  The problems you might have […]

Does Heat Effect the Life of a GPS?

Many people have asked me, “Does heat effect the life of a GPS?” Theoretically the maximum operating temperature is 185F. And they usually withstand temperatures much higher than that (as you are not the first person to leave your GPS in windshield – heck, people in Rhode Island do it with their kids once in […]

Garmin Edge 500 Missing Software. Reformat Garmin Edge 500

Garmin Edge 500 Missing Software How to Reformat a Garmin Edge 500 To format a Garmin Edge 500 after getting a “Missing Software” perform the following steps. This will reformat your device and install the software again. To format your Edge 500: 1. If possible, attempt to backup your data with Garmin Connect (http://brainchamber.com/yourls/jitdI3 ) […]