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Old 03-22-2008
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GPS won't power up

I know this is not too promising, but what else other than "unit is dead" could I do to revive a Garmin 3210? There is power, voltage is fine (13.2V), all other devices work as they should. The gps won't power up at all. It is fairly new (6 months old), spent a winter stored at home. Anyone had anything like this happen with Garmin units?
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Check to see if the unit has an internal fuse that may have blown. A lot of equipment has internal fuses. BTW, it should be still under warranty, so you could just ship it back to Garmin.
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Check the 3A in-line fuse in the power cord (see installation manual).

You can download all the manuals here: https://buy.garmin.com/shop/store/ma...ID=162&pID=390

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I'd agree with checking the in-line fuse, but if that doesn't do the trick, give Garmin a call. I have a GPSmap176C that had a problem long after the product was end of life and out of warranty. They helped me diagnose the problem and sent the corrective part for free. It wasn't a $100 part or anything like that, but the customer service was quite impressive.
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The fuse is fine - I get proper voltage at the end of the GPS connector cable, after the inline fuse. Well, guess I better call Garmin on monday. The thing is - my boat is going back home, so GPS would have been pretty useful, but I guess it will have to do without.

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I have the same plotter, and would be interested in what you learn after talking to Garmin.
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