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Garmin Nuvi 2589LMT Troubleshooting

Battery Drains Quickly ¶ 

The battery of your GPS drains faster than desired.

Screen Brightness ¶ 

Decreasing the screen brightness will increase battery life. To adjust the screen brightness, go to Settings > Display > Brightness.

Screen Timeout ¶ 

Decreasing the time before the GPS enters sleep mode will increase battery life. To change the screen timeout, go to Settings > Display > Display Timeout.

Volume Level ¶ 

Decreasing the volume level will increase battery life. To change the volume, go to Volume and decrease the volume using the slider bar.

Bluetooth Left On ¶ 

Turning Bluetooth off will increase battery life. To turn Bluetooth off, go to Settings > Bluetooth.

Sleep Mode ¶ 

Putting the GPS in sleep mode when not in use will increase battery life while keeping it ready for instant use. To put the GPS in sleep mode, press the power button on the back of the device.

GPS Left On When Not in Use ¶ 

Turning off the GPS when you are not going to use it for an extended period of time will increase battery life. To turn off the GPS, hold the power button until a prompt appears on the screen and select “Off”.

Faulty Battery ¶ 

If none of the above solutions resolve the battery issue, the battery may be faulty or worn out. Replace the battery using this guide.

Battery Will Not Stay in Place ¶ 

The battery in your device keeps falling out.

Worn Out Adhesive ¶ 

Inspect the underside of the battery for the adhesive strip that secures the battery. If the adhesive strip is old or worn out, you will need to replace it.

Incorrectly Positioned Battery ¶ 

Ensure that the battery is positioned right side up, with the adhesive strip down. Press the battery firmly into place. The battery wires should be in the corner closest to the motherboard.

Car Charger Does Not Charge Device ¶ 

The device will not charge in your vehicle.

Vehicle Not On ¶ 

Confirm that the vehicle is turned on and is supplying power to the power outlet.

Improper Operating Temperature ¶ 

Check that the interior temperature of the vehicle is between 32°F and 113°F (0°C and 45°C).

Burnt Out Power Cable Fuse ¶ 

Check the fuse in the vehicle power cable; it may be burnt out and need to be replaced.

Burnt Out Vehicle Power Outlet Fuse ¶ 

Check the fuse in the vehicle power outlet; it may be burnt out.

Suction Cup Does Not Stay On Windshield ¶ 

The suction cup on the GPS mount continuously falls off of your car's windshield.

Dirty Suction Cup and/or Windshield ¶ 

Clean the suction cup and windshield with rubbing alcohol. Dry suction cup and windshield with a clean, dry cloth. Mount the suction cup.

Screen Will Not Turn On ¶ 

When you turn the device on, the screen is not showing anything.

Device Not Charged ¶ 

Charge your device for 4-5 hours to ensure a full charge. If it still does not turn on, the screen may be damaged or disconnected or the battery may not be working properly.

Screen May Be Damaged ¶ 

The screen has cracks or punctures that may prevent it from turning on and needs to be replaced. See a step-by-step guide for replacing the screen here.

Severed Connection ¶ 

The screen has disconnected from the motherboard and must be reattached. See a step-by-step guide for replacing the screen here.

Device Will Not Turn On ¶ 

When you press the power button, the GPS will not turn on.

GPS is Not Charged ¶ 

The battery in the GPS will need to be charged often. Make sure the device is fully charged before use.

Charger is Defective ¶ 

Check to see if the charger is working properly. The charger may be tested to see if it is functioning by using it on a separate device. If the charger does not work, a new charger can be purchased.

Battery is Defective ¶ 

If the previous two steps did not solve the problem, it may be a defective battery. The battery can be replaced easily using this guide.

Motherboard is Defective ¶ 

If none of these solutions fix the issue, the motherboard may be the problem. The motherboard can be replaced easily following this guide.


during a charge, my Garmin shows the logo on the screen but it flashes from bright to dim...I had it plugged in for around 20 minutes and tried to turn it on and it will not start...what do I do?

patti421957 - Reply

I fully charged mine and still nothing after looking up the owner's manual it suggested a reset. Hold the on/off button for 12 seconds, it came back on!

Claudia - Reply

I tried that too. Did not turn on or work. Product is awful and I wall save my money for a better GPS that is NOT Garmin

Mikemarr - Reply

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