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Garmin Nuvi 300 does not switch on. The wrong charger was used

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  • jbmd Sep 27, 2008

    Thank you for the advice. Tried charging the device in two vehicles but would still not operate. Tested the charger on another device and it worked perfectly

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1. If using the power/data cable to power your device:

  1. Make sure you have power at the source it is connected to.
  2. Check the fuse in the power cable.
  3. Use a volt meter to test the end which plugs into your device (the manual for the device should show which pins are power and ground. Make sure you are getting at least 12 volts of power. This will ensure you are getting full power through the cable and determine if the cable is faulty.
2. If using a 12 volt cigarette lighter adapter:
  1. Check the fuse in the adapter.
  2. Make sure the cigarette lighter in the vehicle has power by connecting another device with a different 12 volt adapter if possible.
  3. Make sure the metal tip on your 12 volt adapter is still connected
3. If using batteries:
  1. Make sure none of the battery terminals are still connected to the device.
  2. Try new batteries.
  3. Make sure the batteries fit tightly inside the device. This will ensure the battery terminals are not loose and you have good contact.
4. If you are powering the device on the built in lithium ion battery:
  1. If you have a power cable for the device, plug it into a power source and see if the device will power on with direct power. If it powers on, check to see if the battery is fully charged.
  2. If it is not, let the battery fully charge and then try to power it on with just the battery.

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