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Nuvi car charger problem

My car charger was working fine, but now, when I plug it in, the unit thinks it is hooked up to a computer (that is what the screen shows.) It still charges, but I can't navigate and charge at the same time - and I could before.

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The connector is defective in the GPS, this is a common problem, it must go back to Garmin dfor repair

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If you have the AC wall charger, plug that into your Nuvi. If the unit boots normally, then you can discount that there is a problem with the Nuvi. Does the Nuvi power up on its own internal battery with the charger disconnected? When you change the fuse and it blows, is the charger plugged into the Nuvi?

Try changing the fuse and powering up the charger without it being plugged into the Nuvi. If the fuse still blows, then the fault is with the charger. Please also be aware that the charger converts +12VDC from the car battery to +5VDC to power the Nuvi. Some chargers can fail and provide +12VDC directly to the Nuvi. This can damage the Nuvi and will certainly blow the fuse.

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Vehicle Power Cable to the nüvi and connect the otchapin.screen1.jpgher end to your computer, your nüvi does not operate as a GPS unit - it goes into some sort of charging mode. However, if you FIRST turn on the nüvi in the battery mode then go into the test mode (press the battery icon for about 8-9 seconds) from the main screen, THEN PLUG in the USB cable, and finally exit the test screen, your nüvi will restart chapin.screen2.jpg(reboot) and it will operate just like it was plugged into the cradle connection in your vehicle.

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