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How do know when my Garmin 855 is done charging?

After running the battery all the way down (as the manual says to do) I've plugged it in to the USB, wall and car charger. The screen remains continuously black. No message saying its charging. I can't get it to turn on even when its plugged in. So how do I know if its charging, or how long it takes to charge. My 350 at least let me know it was in charge mode.

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Turn it on without being connected to the charger and check out the battery indicator - that will give you a bearing on battery condition.

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SOURCE: When you are charging the Garmin Nuvi 660 how do you know when its done charging?

No way to know except you disconnect and watch your 4 baterry bars.

It take almost 4 hours to be full charge.

Posted on Jan 21, 2008

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SOURCE: Garmin Muni 250 Battery problem

Try fully charging it, there is a small reset button on the bottom or behind the aerial....push that and try an restart it...then...webupdater

http://www8.garmin.com/products/webupdater/howtoinstall.jsp

Posted on Jul 23, 2008

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SOURCE: Need Garmin nuvi 855 manual

Your manual for your Garmin Nuvi 855 can be found at this following manufacturer link:
http://www8.garmin.com/support/userManual.jsp?market=4&subcategory=41&product=010-00577-31

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Posted on May 07, 2009

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SOURCE: garmin 200w goes into usb mass storage mode when pluged to charge

Steps:
1) Disconnect the nuvi from the charging cable.
2) Press and hold the battery meter icon for 8 seconds. This puts the nuvi into "system test" mode.
3) Plug in the power cable.
4) Click "Exit." The nuvi will reboot, but remain in GPS mode!

Posted on Jun 17, 2009

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SOURCE: Charging Garmin Nuvi battery for first time

The Garmin Nuvi 855 uses a Lithium-ion battery. It is a very clean system and does not need priming as nickel-based batteries do. The 1st charge is no different to the 5th or the 50th charge.

In other words there is no memory effect with these batteries and it should be safe to charge it for as long as you like on the first charge. I would estimate 4 hours will give you a full charge if you wish to do this from the outset.

Posted on Jun 21, 2009

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