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My garmin nuvi will work on battery power but will not work if attached to charger.

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What charger? AC or DC? You need to give more specific information. If it's the DC charger, check for a blown fuse in the charger or a fuse for your cigrarette lighter socket. The AC charger is non-user servicable and will need to be replaced if it's defective.

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