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How do I charge my Garmin Nuvi while in use. I tried to charge it and it just goes to a Nuvi charge screen. I read some blogs where people provided a way around it going into a test screen (by holding the battery icon). It apparently doesnt seem to happen to mine. Please advise asap.

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