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Nuvi 255 won't power on at all

Worked fine when powered was fully charged. Turned it off and and about 5 hours later tried to use it again and it would not power on. Plugged into the ac adapter over night and still wont power on. I have tried the reset button on the label area. I have tried holding the power button on for 30 seconds and I have also tried pressing in the right bottom side of the screen and turning it on. Nothing helps and I am about to chunk it in the trash. I have only had it since December and I bought it brand new. Thanks for any help!

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do what i did, cut your losses and move on. bought a tomtom one.

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Ndtorres28..I .could have wrote ur post word for word,in fact a few days ago I wrote in and its almost exactly like ur gps issue...considering all the posts about garmon problems,I think u have the right solution,chuck it in the garbage,take the loss,and then go buy a tom tom...

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