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My 6 month old Nuvi 760 turns on, but no signal

Just started having this problem. I turn on the Garmin and no signal. Even when I hit on a favorite it goes into "Acquiring Satellite" but never does. I noticed the car charger blinks green on the top but red on the bottom. I tried using on battery power. For awhile it worked but now that doesn't work either.

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It is entirely possible you need a new battery. Use and abuse shortens the battery life. Starting the engine while GPS connected or overcharging on AC or PC.

If it fails to acquire on full charge or replaced battery then it has a damaged chip from the usage i stated above. Not warrantble either.

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