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Garmin Nuvi stopped working when I left the country.

I have a Garmin Nuvi 255W and recently vacationed in the USA. It was working fine while I was in Canada and until I stopped for gas in Maine. When I started the car again the Nuvi was dead. I knew it couldn't be the battery because it was plugged into the cigarette lighter the whole time. There isn't any buttons on the GPS so I couldn't reset the thing. It wasn't until I got back in Canada that it worked again. I was told that it was preloaded with North American maps so what's wrong? Even if it didn't have U.S. maps, it should have still gotten power.

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Hmmm did you put the 2010 map on it from garmin? I know when they first released this file there was a problem with it that did very strange things in parts of canada and the usa. I would recommend going to garmin's website and seeing if this is the problem. plug the device into your computer and see if it has a firmware upgrade it is ready for.

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