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My Garmin turns on and shuts its self off.

My Garmin--mid-trip--last night shut itself off then turned itself on. Then as soon as the map came up the edges of the screen turn white and the screen shuts off. It's not a very old Garmin.

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But it might have a very low charge or a bad battery (despite being connected to Dc) recharge the battery from AC or replace the battery

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