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My Nuvi360 works fine on batter. When connected to car adapter it goes into USB mode instead of GPS mode. how to get it back to GPS mode when connected to car adapter

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  • myjobsleuth May 10, 2010

    However, I found a work around.
    When it starts booting, it comes up with a screen which has computer and a wire. As per the manual it is in USB data storage mode
    Then i pull out the USB cable, boot process continues and the computer icon on the screen disappears. I put in the USB power table again.
    Voila, Boot process continues and I get the Warnig message(with Accpect button) and Once I hit it, it brings me to GPS menu
    There after there is no problem. Until ofcourse I pull the USB cable and put it again or I switch of the car (power goes off).
    Story repeats every time the USB power plug is put back in

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Try a different connector, what you are describing sounds like one of the pins in the adapter is bent and is touching the data pin, in the gps unit, when this happens it automatically switches it into usb mode. You MIGHT be able to bend the pin out of the way in the power cord, but this is delicate and easy to break work. Hope this helps

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