When i plug it to my computer it connects but it doesnt charge
just recently i left it on my computer for about 8 hours then i checked it and it didnt even charge.Is there something i can do to fix this problem
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Nuvi 1350 charges in 4 to 8 hours. If your Nuvi is not accepting a charge, you may have a loose or bad USB cable. Note that the Nuvi can be charged with a phone charger. Charging it with a connection to a computer moves charging time toward 8 hours and more towards infinity if you don't have the driver installed on the computer. Turn the Garmin off. If the driver ins installed in the coputer, plug the Garmin into the computer and then hold down the power button on the Garmin for 30 seconds.
You can charge it using the car charger that came with it by plugging it into the cigarette lighter socket of your car and the narrow end into the back of the satnav. You need to have power going to the cigarette lighter socket. On some cars that means that the car has to be running. There's a little led (light) on the plug which shows when it's receiving power. Charging this way takes about 4 hours.
You can also charge the satnav using an optional mains charger which also takes 4 hours.
Finally you can charge it by connecting it to the USB port of a computer for 8 hours. Both the computer and the satnav need to be on.
There's a battery state indicator on the screen of the satnav which shows if the battery is charged or not, on the screen which shows WHERE TO and VIEW MAP. It only shows when the satnav is not connected to a power source so you need to stop charging it to view it.
You can charge the battery by connecting the satnav to your computer with the mini USB lead for 8 hours with both turned on. You can also charge it by leaving the car charger connected to it and plugged into the cigarette lighter socket of your car for 4 hours. There must be power going to the cigarette lighter socket. On some cars power is always available at the socket but on others it is only available when the car engine is on.
The first time you charge the battery allow 12 to 16 hours, after that 2 to 4 hours or when battery is charged. If you go on battery frequently drain it right down before charging it, this will give the maxi-um performance and longevity.
shut down computer - unplug power cord from laptop - remove the battery from laptop - plug Ac adapter into computer and Ac outlet (wall)
turn on computer
if computer does not turn on, replace the AC adapter and cord - then place battery back into computer
plug in new Ac adapter and cord - recharge battery - if orange light stays on after 4-6 hours of charging battery, you need new battery as well - replace battery, charge it up and it should be fine
if you have attempted these steps before and no change occurs, then you may have issue with power connection in computer - locate a service centre to replace power connection on computer
Power green LED light should come on, CHG green LED light should also come on showing the battery is being charged. Leave your unit in Suspend mode while charging it, DO NOT turn it completely off as "Shutting Down.." because it will not charge your battery.
I just purchased an almost new Archos 5 on eBay recently, and the first day I had it, happened to me that I left the unit off and charging on the Mini Dock with external AC power supply, after 13-14 hours the CHG light still wasn't blinking. Then I though maybe I have to leave the unit in Suspend mode rather than completely off, which I did, and in a matter of 3 hours it fully charged the battery.
Again, do not shut down completely the unit, leave it on Suspended mode, or even on, and connected it to your mini dock, after a while the screen will go blank the unit will go into Suspended mode by itself, and after 3 hours on external power supply or 8 hours via USB on PC should be completely charged and your CHG light should be blinking, indicating the battery is charged.
This issue can be caused by any of the below possibilities.
1.- Computer AC / DC cable is bad not allowing the computer battery to charge. 2.- Battery is bad. 3.- Battery charger board is bad.
Solutions: 1.- Computer AC / DC cable is bad not allowing the computer battery to charge
Verify that the AC and or DC cable is not bad by testing the computer only with the power plug connected and the battery out of the laptop. 2.- Battery is bad
It is possible that if the power plug is good that the computer battery is bad. Leave the computer connected to the power with the battery connected in the computer for at least one hour; if the battery does not charge, consider having the battery and/or the laptop serviced or repaired.
If the computer and/or battery is not in warranty consider just replacing the battery as it is very likely that it is just a bad battery. 3.- Battery charger board is bad
If the battery has been replaced or an alternate battery from an alternate identical laptop does not work in the computer, it is likely that the power or charger board within the laptop is bad. It is recommended that the laptop be serviced or repaired.
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Try to turn off the computer and remove the battery from the bottom of the notebook. Turn on the computer with just the charger plugged in. If it doesnt turn on. you may have a bad power port.
If it has no power/charging issue since that happened except that the indicator light doesnt turn on when you plug in the charger, you may just need a bios update. Click here. That's the bios update for the inspiron 2200 from dell's website. You should have at least 30% charge on the battery and the ac adapter should be plugged in so you can run it. The computer will restart and will come back normally after this. I'd suggest that you backup your files before running this.