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Garmin nuvi 260 does not work when plugged in

How do i get this unit to work when it is plugged in. The screen shows a computer linked to a gps

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I assume you mean when you are trying to plug in to your car?
Have you changed car plug lately?
You have to use a Garmin approved car adapter.

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I dropped my Garming Nuvi 260 this past weekend and when I turn it on it goes to a screen saying Updating GPS Firmware 1% then jumps to Updating GPS Firmware Complete. It keeps popping up with these...


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Based on your description, you are doing it right. You said....
"when i connect it to the car charger it shows the computer sysmbol and starts charging. there is no other usb port on the device"
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