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Garmin 2720 My garmin will not turn on. The last time I used it was fine. Does anyone have any suggestions? I have already changed the fuse.

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    Same problem here. Mine was working fine, I made no changes to it. As I
    was driving down the road; not even touching it, it shut off. I have
    checked the fuse inside the power connector (which was a royal pain)
    and it is fine. Tried different power sources (different vehicles). I
    have cleaned the contacts at the power cords connection point and
    checked to see that they are connected. I don't know what else to do.



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I had a plug in the past warp from being left on the dash in high heat situations. it will warp just enough for the contacts on the plug to not touch when it is slid into the back of hte unit. Check that area.

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Is the power connector on the unit fully seated?

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