Garmin Drive 51 slow to boot

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    I have a Garmin Drive 51 that I've had for a few years now Lately it's almost always very slow to boot, often seeming to need to go through multiple boot cycles. Is there anything I can do about this?
     
    lbb, Sep 13, 2023
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    One cause of a slow boot is corrupted maps, you could try removing any third party maps and / or re-installing any Garmin maps
     
    Nuvi-Nebie, Sep 14, 2023
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    Nope. No third party anything. And now it won't even update. Stuck at 3.8%, and the time to complete just keeps. going. up.
     
    lbb, Dec 21, 2023
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    You could try a factory reset with :- Main Screen >> Volume >> [touch and hold top right corner of screen for 5 seconds] >> Clear All User Data >> Yes

    Note that this with remove all stored Tracks, Routes Waypoints (Favourites) etc. so you need to copy anything you want to keep to a computer before the reset, also after reset the first power up will be slow but following power ups should be quicker
     
    Nuvi-Nebie, Dec 22, 2023
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