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Garmin 5000 cannot charge only operates plugged in?

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HI rromeo49,

Sunbury is 100% correct ...the garmin 5000 doesnt have a battery and will only work while plugged in to the home or car charger...disregard any advice tell you to change the battery..IT DONT HAVE ONE!


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Your Garmin nuvi 5000 will never charge because it has NO internal battery. The only time it will operate is when it is plugged into a 12 volt power source. I have one and it really doesn't bother me at all. I bought a second cradle and a 12 volt adapter for use in the home.

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  • Ben Dover Nov 01, 2010

    Hey Sudbury,

    you should come back and keep answering Garmin GPS questions to help rid this site of these GURUs (i use that term lightly) that BS there way through this site answering stuff they have no experience in .....the top Garmin gurus on this site still insist the garmin 5000 has a

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    Geoff Southern Nov 04, 2010

    Thank you for your kind comments. The reason I stopped answering questions was because of the b.s. from the so-called experts.


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You will most likely need a new battery as yours has most likely died completely so that it can not hold a charge. This is why you have to leave the charger in the unit for it to work. All you need is a replacement battery.

Posted on May 19, 2009

  • Ben Dover Nov 01, 2010

    hey jazzyboy, find an AOE you know something about, because Garmin GPS isnt it....the garmin 5000 doesnt even have a battery and if you had any first hand experience with them, you would know that...i dont know how you got that badge, but you should be stripped of it.

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