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Unit goes into computer mode when I plug in the car charger lead. I go through the 'loading maps' screen, then the PIN screen, and it defaults to computer mode and I can't get any maps to show.

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The rear mini-USB port is defective, making the unit think its connected to a PC. The port needs to be resoldered or replaced. Please see this link:

See the section about the PC icon.
http://www.sharc.net/gps_charger_repair.htm

- Jim

Posted on Sep 24, 2009

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