Garmin 2455 shuts down.

Discussion in 'GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me' started by JSharp, Aug 19, 2012.

  1. JSharp

    JSharp Been here awhile

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    So my 'new' reconditioned Garmin 2455 randomly shuts down when I use it on my bike. It might take 5 minutes or 1/2 hour but it consistently does it. When it shuts down I can power it right back up and it's sitting at the lock screen like it's been powered down for a while. 2 taps and it's right back to working for an indeterminate amount of time.

    I'm mostly running it on the internal battery and it's fully charged but it does the same if I run it on the Garmin 12vdc power adapter. Firmware is up to date. No problems when I use it in my 4Runner.

    Suggestions? Has anyone else seen this kind of behavior? Maybe I should just return it and get another...
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  2. DepthFinder

    DepthFinder Portly Adventurer

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    If you aren't using it in the factory mount (see the little magnet thingy to activate the internal switch) then it will shutdown after so many minutes of inactivity. Go to the display timeout setting and change it to "never" or put a little magnet glued onto your bike mount in the same location.
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