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Question: My Garmin just went dead, but if it is still in the cradle being powered by my cigarette lighter could it still be my battery, or is it some thing much worse..?

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It is probably the battery because you can run the units without the battery in as long as it has a power source it will still work

Posted on Jul 04, 2010

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I have 765T Garmin. It won't charge from cigarette lighter. REturned first Garmin to company, got a "newly refurbished" unit, so it's different. Still won't charge from car. Cable lights up,...


if its an oem garmin charger and the green light is on and still wont charge, then the problem is most likely the power port on the back of your garmin...if its not the factory charger, get one for a garmin..that should solve your problem...if not, let me know


let me know if you need more help or info

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Nov 08, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 765T GPS Receiver

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The cradle no longer charges the garmin in my vehicle. It's not charging anymore. Nuvi 750


Sometimes, if the Garmin GPS battery is allowed to fully discharge, it would require charging directly via USB cable connected to a PC or Mac before it would accept a charge for the cigarette lighter again. Try connecting this way for 4 - 8 hours or more before going forward.

Check the cigarette lighter plug in another "known good" lighter socket / vehicle to help rule out a defective socket. A socket without power indicates anything from needing to change a "simple to replace" fuse - or a bigger problem - damaged wiring in the vehicle (if the socket is used to light cigars & cigarettes - vacuum the socket out to remove ash and tobacco that may collect inside). Trying the GPS elsewhere helps eliminate possible problems with the socket. If it doesn't work elsewhere, depending on the plug that goes into the socket, it too may have a built-in fuse. Check the plug for an exposed fuse - or see if the tip unscrews to provide access to a fuse inside. If unsure, the tech Support people at Garmin are a great source for free help.

Lastly, dirt or grime on the "cradle to GPS" connection or "cable to cradle" connection could be causing the failed connection. In short - carefully inspect all points of connection and remove any deposits found.

Sep 16, 2009 | Garmin GPS

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I have a Garmin Streetpilot c330 with a car charger but it doesnt charge the battery for some reason so now my system is dead, is there anyway to fix this problem?


Check the fuse in both the cigarette lighter socket on the car and the cigarette lighter adapter on your power cord, the tip should twist off and this should expose a fuse.

Hope this is of some help.
Ed

May 05, 2009 | Garmin StreetPilot C330 GPS Receiver

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Could not turn the power on


Sounds like a dead battery, check the condition of the power cord and the cigarette lighter socket.
Check the fuse for the socket.
Check the fuse in the power cord, the tip of the cigarette lighter adapter will twist off and expose a fuse.

Hope this is of some help.
Ed

Apr 25, 2009 | Garmin StreetPilot C330 GPS Receiver

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Zumo 450 Power Through Cigarette Lighter


You should be, Check to make sure the fuse isnt blown on either the cigarette lighter plug or in the plug that has the wires coming out of it.

Nov 24, 2008 | Garmin zumo 550 GPS Receiver

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Charging unit with AC adapter


I have a 100v A/C power / charger unit for my garmin C340 GPS that I use to charge my Garmin's battery every day. I can use thj adapter to run the GPS, or just turn it off and let it charge the GPS. But it connects dirctly to the Garmin GPS unit, not to the cradle like the Cigarrette lighter unit does. .

Mar 18, 2008 | Garmin StreetPilot c340 GPS Receiver

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Garmin c340 went black and can't get it working


The battery was completely dead. I must not have had the cord plugged in to my lighter, or maybe it wasn't sitting properly on the cradle, and it was running on battery power. I found that when I charged it by the computer, it was ok. It is working with no problems, now.

Mar 10, 2008 | Garmin StreetPilot c340 GPS Receiver

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No power to unit, but powers on okay in house with AC power adapter


Not sure if you'll see this post, as you asked the question back in Nov, but I
thought I'd tell you what I know anyway.

I and my parents bought the same exact unit within a week of each other.
There's works, and mine does not.

I took their cradle, and hooked it to my GPS, and it came on, no problem.
I took my cradle, and hooked it to theirs, and boom, nothing.

So, with that, I was able to isolate that the problem is definitely in the cradle.

I went to the manufacturer website, registered my Magellan Roadmate 700,
and then I was able to contact customer support. I am writing to you as
I wait for their reply. Here's their website.
https://www.magellangps.com/users/registrationHelp.asp

Hope this helps!

Nov 12, 2007 | Magellan RoadMate 700 GPS Receiver

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