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Garmin Nuvi 250 stuck in mass storage mode when car charger is plugged in. It seems to think that my car charger is the cpu and not a charging device only. Please help, this is extremely annoying

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Make sure you have the rite charger. Garmin will only work with a garmin charger. You may have accidently picked up a blackberry charger or something. Hope this helps

Posted on May 21, 2010

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