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Nuvi 610 - External charging causes screen to freeze.

When I connect my nuvi to my PC via USB connector to charge the battery, the opening splash screen image freezes and stays that way until I disconnect the USB cable.
Also when I charge the unit using an AC adaptor, the screen again freezes but can only be unfrozen by pressing the nuvi Reset button.
Any adviced welcome.
Many thanks,
David707

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  • David Peebles Apr 02, 2008

    Thanks Danasaur,
    I have solved the problem by buying a kosher Garmin AC Charger. The charger I was using was advertised as a "Garmin compatible" charger but cleary wasn't, so I bit the bullet and bought an OEM one.
    Thanks for your advice, which makes sense in the situation when the narrey is low but in my case it was showing fully charged.
    Manty thanks,
    David707

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Don't disconnect it just because the screen freezes. This can happen if the battery is depleted too far, because the load is too great for charging AND running the device simultaneously. Leave it connected for 20 minutes or so, to see if the screen returns to normal appearance. If not, then you will be needing a new battery. Be sure to charge the new one BEFORE it is fully depleted. They are not NiCd batteries, so there is no need to fear ?memory effect". With NiMh and Lithium batteries, those days are gone, thank God!

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