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GPS is 1.5 years old and it stopped working. It won't turn on, even when plugged into the car charger. Could this be a connection or battery issue?

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It could be a battery issue - but that isn't likely. Disconnect the GPS from the car charger and connect to your computer via USB port overnight (8+ hours) and try again. The battery is "reconditioned" for lack of a better term, and will recharge again as in the past. If it happens again, repeat the procedure.

If still having problems, you should contact Garmin Support below:

http://www.garmin.com/garmin/cms/site/us/support

Please rate this reply if you found it helpful - good luck!

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