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Switches itself off when I try to turn it on

After the loading maps screen the devices switches itself off. Unable to use it.

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Possibly a bad battery try changing it To test its ability to load correctly connect to a power source and load maps. if it appears tow ork Ok then you need a battery change as when off the power souce there is insufficeient power to run the screen

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