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Battery discharging quickly

I have a garmin 760 the battery gets discharged very quickly , it hardly lasts an hour compared to the 5hours it is designed to last , the display is kept at 20% brightness

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  • dhelfr1045 Oct 29, 2008

    I have the same problem - they replaced it with a newly overhauled one, and it still has the same problem.



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I think you have a faulty battery so if you can replace it. If the problem still persists then the most likely cause is a faulty capacitor on the power supply board of the gps. If you can find a competant technician to fix it. Hope this helps.

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