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When i plug my car charger to my GPS it turns it to PC mode and im not able to use my GPS while its charging.

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  • kathymccain Jan 28, 2009

    Yep - same problem with me. I can only use this while it's running on batteries - never while plugged in. What gives?

  • oldbarbri Jan 29, 2009

    I have exactly the same problem, when I plug the Nuvi into my car charger I get a picture of a PC and it freezes on that until I unplug the Nuvi. Basically, I cannot use the Nuvi 205 when it is plugged in. This has been going on for a few weeks already.

  • medai08 Feb 27, 2009

    my device Nuvi 205w can't detect USB Device when plug in to PC

  • fredcohiba Apr 11, 2009

    When powered via the USB charger, my Garmin locks up with a screen showing a computer connected to the garmin and then the unit freezes and will not operate until I unplug it from the power.

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Here is a nice trick to use the Garmin while charging with a USB cord or a wall charger: with the Garmin unplugged keep your finger on the battery icon for about 10 seconds until the diagnostic screen comes up. Then connect the USB cord and press EXIT; the Garmin will reboot and you will be able to use it normally.

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