One day after an email went out that Garmin had a glitch in their software for the nüvi 7x5 series, the fix is out. The glitch was that the nav units were trying to do unwanted firmware upgrades and also shut down. Not good.
In just a day, Garmin has announced a fix for not just the nüvi 7x5 series, but the nüvi 800 series, nüvi 8x5 series, zūmo 660, GPSMAP 620 and GPSMAP 640 too.
Garmin nüvi 7x5 series products that are no longer able to acquire a GPS satellite signal may download a firmware update immediately that will correct the software issue. This firmware update may be downloaded using Garmin's WebUpdater program at http://www8.garmin.com/products/webupdater/howtoinstall.jsp.
Firmware updates for other affected products will be available online through Garmin's WebUpdater in the near future. Affected customers who have registered their GPS device will be notified about these updates through email.
Folks with 7x5 series that will not power on at all will have to return their units to Garmin. Bummer. While glitches are never good, it's nice to see a company quickly acknowledging a problem and issuing a fix in a timely manner. Good on ya, Garmin.