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Garmin street pilot 330

I am charging thru usb port at home

Left it for a 3 hours, it said :"charging battery" when i hooked it up to the said "charging battery"

Left it for 3 hours, then went to use it in car and it immediately said "low battery"

This happened twice. It is faitly new but I have chasrged it this way in the past as my car has no cigarette lighter,



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Take the navigator 2 a repair center, because somethin that new, shouldn't happened unless it hasn't been charged for awhle after being in the box on the shelf

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