Unit charges just fine on computer usb cable but will not turn on green light or charge off of my tomtom charger for car or others that are known good, what is the difference here between the two sources that one will work and the other will not, I notice that it once in the beginning did work in car, updating the map affect the circuit>?
what could cause this and what is the remedy.?
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Turn the Navman off by holding the power button in the upper left corner of the device until the screen goes blank.
Plug the unit into its charger using the USB port on the
bottom of the unit. The battery indicator light next to the power switch
should turn orange, indicating that the device is charging. Once the
light has turned green the charge is complete. If the light does not
turn on, verify that the car charger is plugged into a working outlet.
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YOU CAN NOT CHARGE A MAGELLAN 4040 WITH A USB CABLE!
if the green light is on, on your car charger, the charger is working..if its on (the green light) and still wont start after holding the power button for up to ten seconds, let me know and i will help you further.
its probably not the battery, your gps should run even without a battery if the power port/circuit is ok. unfortunately this is a common problem that the usb port gets damaged with this and many other model of magellans gps systems.
if you had it plugged in to the car charger, make sure the green light is on while charging, if its not, you might have a blown fuse in the charger or the fuse for the cigarette adapter in the car.
if the green light is on, try letting it on for a few hours, then try and turn it on. if and when it turns on, you can verify if its charging by going to the system settings then the power option. the battery bar should turn green and move from right to left if its charging. if the battery is slightly low but the bar is not moving left to right, then its not charging.
you can check the charging by using the usb cable provided with your unit and hook it up to your computer to verify if its charging. but i suspect it has a bad power port (usb connector)
i hate to be the barer of bad news, because rarely do i get a good rating for being the barer of bad news, but hopefully you just have a bad charger or a blown fuse in your adapter or car.
Mine does the same, the light comes on on the charger, but not on the TomTom unit itself. There is clearly a loose connection in the cable somewhere as you can twist the flex and make it work, although this is not very reliable.
I just use a USB charger from an old phone instead.
It take a day to charge the 260 WITH the correct cable for your computer as it will only trickle charge it. Car charge does it in 2 - 3 hrs. If car is not charging it check the fuse in the end of the charger And:
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There are three ways to charge the internal battery in your automotive GPS
Use the provided vehicle
power cable that came with your GPS unit. The unit will charge while
powered on and using the device as well as when the GPS unit is powered
off and plugged into a running vehicle.
Use an AC power
adaptor. Some units come with this power cable to plug the GPS unit
into a wall outlet allowing the GPS unit to take a charge. For units
that do not come with this cable, one can be purchased from Garmin's online store.
For most units, the final way
of charging the battery is to plug the GPS into a powered on computer with
a USB cable2. This
method of charging will be a trickle charge and it may take longer than
the other two options, however it will still charge the battery. A
USB cable is provided with a few GPS models. For those that don't come
with this cable, one can either be ordered from the online
store or you can use a standard USB to mini-USB cable that fits the
unit and plugs into your computer.
1 - Please note that temperature can play an effect on
the charging of a device. If the battery registers a temperature of 0°C and
below or 45°C and above (32°F and 113°F
Sounds like you both have a battery problem. I experienced a similar problem when trying to charge via the USB-cable connected to my computer. Ended up buying an original charger (expensive) and the charging went smooth. The car charger should in any case work fine, so probably your battery is not very healthy.
Try holding your finger on the battery symbol for about 10 sec. The unit will then switch to a technical page. There you can observe the battery and charging voltage. When I plug in my computer USB-cable, I read around 4,4V and that is not sufficient for charging my battery. When connected to the original charger, this voltage rises to about 5V which gives a nice charge. When unplugging charger, the unit displays the battery capacity. If the charging voltage is OK, but battery capacity drops quickly after you unplug charger cable, the battery is probably bad. (Of course you have to charge is for some time) I think around 4V battery voltage give 100% capacity. 3,9V gives about 90% capacity. This will not solve your problem, but can give you an idea about what is wrong. Good luck.
if you are using the USB cable, that won't work. You must use the bracket plug. the USB cable will charge the unit and you can't use it while it's charging. If using the USB, the system thinks you are either charging the unit or connected to a computer. This is a design flaw.
Vehicle Power Cable to the nüvi and connect the other end to your
computer, your nüvi does not operate as a GPS unit - it goes into some sort of charging mode. However, if
you FIRST turn on the nüvi in the battery mode then go
into the test mode (press the battery icon for about 8-9 seconds) from the main screen, THEN PLUG in the USB cable, and finally exit the test screen, your nüvi will restart (reboot) and it
will operate just like it was plugged into the cradle connection in your vehicle.
This mode will charge the battery AND operate as a GPS.
It works with my computer USB cable, my cell phone charger and my car charger for my cell phone.
Don't forget to turn off the nüvi before unplugging."