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Garmin nuvi 260

I am having a problem with my GPS. I will completely have a full charge 4 bars and the next day it won't even turn on. It will not hold a charge. Why?

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How old is the unit? The battery could have gone bad and needs replaced. The Nuvi's are not designed to have the battery replaced by the user but it can be done. The batteries are sold on Ebay.

Please let me know if I can be of further assistance to you.

- Jim

Posted on Feb 18, 2008

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Canada: 1-866-429-9296

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First, get a new charge for your car. You're screwed without it.
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By the way you can find a extender for your current adaptor at Radio Shack that work around that funky ashtray.
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