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Download and install Garmin Express to your PC. Connect your GPS to your PC. The program will identify your GPS and allow you to register it and also install any available updates.

Garmin nuvi 52LM... | Answered on May 03, 2017


Your Garmin should have maps factory installed that load when you turn it on. If you want to update the maps you can 1) take the unit to a Garmin dealer to get updated maps or 2) Connect your unit to PC or laptop with internet through a usb cable and go online to Garmin.com. You must install a small program in the computer- Garmin Communicator - so your unit can communicate with the website. Go to Map Updates and download the update into your gps. You can update one time each year. Hope this helps.

Garmin nuvi 52LM... | Answered on Apr 12, 2016


It should be available if you downloaded their update software to your computer. I go into it every so often by connecting the gps to the computer thru their software and check for map updates. If the update is large then you will need a larger memory card to handle the updated maps.

Garmin nuvi 52LM... | Answered on Apr 01, 2016


It is possible the battery is totally depleted. If it powers on when it is plugged in (either on the computer or with the car charger) then let it charge for abut 6 hours before trying to turn the device on.

Garmin nuvi 52LM... | Answered on Feb 02, 2016


Hold the power button in for at least 30 seconds while externally powered. Some of the units have software problems if they are shutdown using the power button instead of letting them auto-shutoff when you remove DC (shut off your car).

Garmin nuvi 52LM... | Answered on Jan 29, 2016


Could be that the power available on the usb cable is enough to run the device but not enough to run and charge at same time.

Garmin nuvi 52LM... | Answered on Sep 22, 2015


1. Make sure that the charger outlet is supplying +12VDC. Try another device by plugging it into the outlet and seeing if it powers on.

2. Make sure that the fuse in the charger tip is not blown. The tip usually unscrews. It is spring loaded so be careful that the fuse, spring and power tip are not lost. Check the fuse. It should read 0 ohms with an ohmmeter. If it is glass hold it up to the light and see if the wire inside is open (broken). If the fuse is bad, replace it with the same value.

3. Make sure that the charger outlet is controlled by your ignition. If the the unit is on all of the time, regardless of the ignition setting, then the outlet is wired directly to the battery via a fuse.

4. Does the unit power up on its internal battery? Is the charger working? If it is bad, the unit will not power up when plugged into a 12VDC outlet.

Garmin nuvi 52LM... | Answered on Sep 14, 2015


Your devices does not have a replacable battery

Garmin nuvi 52LM... | Answered on Jun 06, 2015


Connect your device to a computer
Open Garmin Express and select your device on the homepage
Go to MAP OPTIONS
Select REINSTALL MAP or CHANGE MAP

click CHANGE MAP to choose a different region

Click continue

You might need to install an SD card as the map might be too large for your device memory

Garmin nuvi 52LM... | Answered on Jun 04, 2015


till it shows full charge no doubt and inside the back cover

Garmin nuvi 52LM... | Answered on Apr 13, 2015


you have to select the state for which you want to find an address before it will find it. So search by state first, then enter an address. Hope this helps, good luck !!

Garmin nuvi 52LM... | Answered on Nov 23, 2014


garmin.com/register

Garmin nuvi 52LM... | Answered on Oct 22, 2014


On a windows, go to you Application list and double click on it. follow the prompts... the newest version can be made to not start with windows if you prefer. You can find that setting by clicking on the Gear in the upper right corner. That would be version 3.2.16.

on a mac... just drag the icon from your application list to the trash

Garmin nuvi 52LM... | Answered on Aug 05, 2014

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