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Unit does not power on

We just used the GPS for about 2 hours plus, took it down to put in the glove box, then went to restart it and nothing happens. The car power cord appears to be ok as the charger shows the green light on

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Two things: It could have over heated and either cooked the battery or need to be fully charged before it will reboot.

Second there is a screen off mode, if you hold down the power button it will switch from light to lights off.

Posted on Jun 03, 2010

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