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When I charge my nuvi 200 a picture of a computer modem connected to the unit is displayed

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It's normal.
Becouse you use 4 wire usb cable.
And nuvi mounted as a drive to OS.
If to use 2-wire cable like for car lighter-it won't show the picture.

Posted on Feb 08, 2010

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