Garmin Dashcam Mini Still overheats w/ 7.50

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Well, I had high hopes that they had fixed the problem where the camera would overheat and completely freeze and never power down. All winter long it has been working fine with the 7.50 firmware, but yesterday it was 62º out and I parked the car in the sun. The interior probably got to ~85º and that was enough to cause the same old problem from happening. The camera locked up, got red-hot, and would not power down no matter what. I had to pull the power cable out to reset it.

I'm really sad about this because I really thought Garmin had fixed it. Apparently, it was just the cold winter air that prevented it from overheating, but it didn't take summer heat to cause the problem. Just a nice, cool 62º day. Frustrating!

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Interesting, I've not had any customers report issues with theirs over the Australian summer.
 
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I wonder if it's just because nobody noticed. The Garmin Parking cable will automatically cut power once the battery drains too much, so it's quite possible that nobody has noticed that the camera is locked up and not working when it overheats. The 2 red lights remain on, so there's no indication anything is wrong until the car is shut off. At that point it should go into Park mode, but because it has overheated and locked up both red lights remain on. Unless they notice this they probably never realize anything is wrong.

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I came here looking for information on the overheating of the Garmin Mini. Thanks for the post. I got mine around XMas time. Have done all the updates. Bought a great memory card for it. Coincidence or not - both times mine wouldn't power on I had just had it indoors looking at video. I put it back on, set the position, then BAM. the next time I start my car it won't power on. Both times it was warm (live in SE PA - was only about 60 today but the front of my car was warm.

I am not sure if it is from sitting in the sun or what. Today I disconnected everything (do not have the parking wire set up) removed the memory card, reinserted it, etc. I actually held it up to my AC for a while and then replugged it in and it worked. Thus I assume it is a "sun"/temperature issue. I feel this is unacceptable as it is only April. I don't want to have to disconnect it every night.
 
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