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Have you tried replacing the battery.
Wont charge? Sometimes if the battery is totally depleted even the charge light will not go on until the battery reaches a certain level of fill. Are you sure it isnt charging? A new battery will confirm its viability to be able to deliver service in future.

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I had the same problem yesterday. For me, when I plug in the unit with my computer (on standby mode) using the supplied USB cable, the charge light goes on. Yet, I still cannot turn it on. Then I leave there for 10 minutes, and then it suddenly came on, but the battery bar shows a very low level. However, the charging light went out after it turn on, meaning it is not charging!

Anyways, the solution I found is that to properly charge the unit, you need to have the computer back to normal (instead of standby or turned off). When the computer is back to normal and detected the GPS unit, the GPS will says connected to computer, and the charge light would come on as well. That is the proper way to charge it other than charging it using the car charger. After it has fully charged, you could use it again.

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