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Help me choose replacement please - 2599 LMT-D dead!

 
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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 10:18 pm    Post subject: Help me choose replacement please - 2599 LMT-D dead! Reply with quote

Hi, my 4 yr old Nuvi 2599-LMT-D has just died on me, it was working yesterday and today it's showing no sign of life at all. It won't switch on and the screen remains black. I always use it plugged in to the car 12v charger. Tried a reboot by holding the button for a minute or so but no dice. I read that the battery forms part of the internal charging circuit and if that goes you're basically stuffed. I may just speculate on a replacement battery but if that fails I'm looking at a new unit. Four years is a long time and I'm frankly baffled by the plethora of models on offer. I do want live traffic but I don't want a smartphone traffic link so am I looking at anything with 'LMT-D' in the description? Lifetime maps is essential. What's the current equivalent of the 2599? What would you recommend, and are there any good deals on offer at the moment?
The Nuvi has been excellent notwithstanding the tendency to direct me up the narrowest of single track roads from time to time.
Thanks in advance,
Jeff
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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I switched from my 2508 to a DriveSmart 50 LMT-D. If you can find one I am very happy with mine Smile
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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 5:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

From what I've read try and get either the above or a 51/61

There is uncertainty around the latest units and the length of time of free map upgrades. It is suspected the latest units removal of the 'L' in the model name is suspicious.

Also, watch out for the recent move to '-S' units that need to link to your phone to get traffic, which is deemed to be viaMichelin which is often not as good as Inrix via the cable in a '-D' unit.
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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 6:54 am    Post subject: Re: Help me choose replacement please - 2599 LMT-D dead! Reply with quote

jhiker wrote:
What's the current equivalent of the 2599? What would you recommend, and are there any good deals on offer at the moment?


Curry is are doing the 51 LMT-D with full Europe (and hence voice command) for 147, including a case. I've just got one. Faster satellite lock than my 2599.
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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 7:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Get a DS61 LMT-D {Click}. Lovely 7 inch screen in what is normally a 6 inch box because of the edge to edge screen.
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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have just bought a Drivesmart 51 LMT-D Europe. Currently 147 in Currys Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kremmen wrote:

There is uncertainty around the latest units and the length of time of free map upgrades. It is suspected the latest units removal of the 'L' in the model name is suspicious.


Especially as Garmin wouldn't reply to my question on Facebook or email with regards the longevity of a MT-D unit I was looking at. Would have preferred the bigger screen, but not prepared to lose my lifetime free upgrades.
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