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Garmin alpha shuts off when plugger into car charger

Garmin alpha does not charge when plugged into car charger. The alpha tries to turn off.

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: Garmin car charger

There are thee ways to charge the Garmin 750, 1: thru a car cord that plugs into the base that your unit mounts on. 2. Thru an AC charger. 3: thru the USB port on the Garmin unit itself. In your case the car cord plugs into the base that mounts your unit to the window. If that is not working, check that you are getting power from your car receptical. Check by plugging your Phone in or buying an adapter at Radio Shack that checks it. Also check the plug that goes into your car recepticle. Your manual tells how to check the fuse that is located in the end of the plug. If neither of these work your mount connection is bad. Hope this helps

Posted on Sep 15, 2008

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SOURCE: Garmin 750 - 90 days old

it's battery problem
make sure to charge it

Posted on Dec 25, 2008

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SOURCE: Garmin Nuvi 255 won't charge with the car charger.

You may need to replace the battery.

The video on the link below shows how to replace the battery in a Garmin Nuvi:

How To Change The Battery On A Garmin Nuvi 760


Posted on Apr 10, 2009

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How old is it and does it get quite a bit of use
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Posted on Aug 26, 2009

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SOURCE: How to charge Garmin 755t

I had the same problem with mine & it was only 6 months old. The battery needs to be replaced. This is a good site that shows you how to change the battery & you can order the new battery from them as well. http://www.newpower99.com/

Posted on Apr 24, 2010

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Yes, many aftermarket chargers are not wired the same as a Garmin charger and will cause your Nuvi to think it's connected to a PC. What happened to the original charger that plugged into the cradle (the part your Nuvi snaps into?)

Please see this link:

http://www.sharc.net/gps_charger_repair.htm

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The problem is either a dead battery - and the only way to know is to charge it for sure - in a wall charger. Many cell phone chargers etc will work- other wise - you must charge it in the car charger - this takes at least 20 minutes.
If your battery will not charge - I suggest you send it to Garmin for servicing.
Also a new Garmin 285WT is on sale at Tiger Direct dot com.

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Internal battery won't charge


Common issue. Steps to troubleshoot/solve:
1. Pull off face, press reset tab.
2. If unit wont turn on or if turns off immediately, connect to home computer using mini usb on side of gps (any usb cord that fits will do). This will charge the internal gps battery, which is discharged.
3. You will not be able to see the gps charge indicator while the usb cord is plugged into the unit. To check charge level, disconnect it, turn it on, and note the large "battery" icon.
4 Do you have a dead internal battery? If the gps holds a charge from your computer usb port, you don't.
5. If you have a dead battery, Google DIY replacement. With some soldering it can done for $15 total.
6. If you don't have a dead battery, the issue is charging from the cigarette lighter socket. Your car socket may have blown a fuse (check car manual). Your charger unit may have blown a fuse (unscrew the tip, check fuse inside). Also, some car sockets don't work when the ignition is off. Test yours.
7. There is a good chance the connection of the charger wire to the gps cradle is the problem. Fiddle with that. Replacement cradles are available for the c340 at about $25.
8. If your unit is not charging from the cradle/socket, buy a 12v usb cord. Plug into socket and into usb port of the gps. This is a workaround or alternative to buying a new cradle.
9. IMPORTANT: observe the "battery" icon while driving, esp. if you have doubts about charging. Basically, if you can see the icon, you're not connected to an outside (car or computer) power source. That is, if you can see the battery-charge indication, it means your battery is currently discharging and unless you get another power source to work it will be dead in a few hours.

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