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My garmin ran out of charge and when it was plugged in to the car charger it says loading maps then stays on the garmin page and goes no further...

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Disconnect the nuvi from the car charger and connect it to your computer's USB port with the supplied cable (or any USB cable you have that fits it), and leave connected overnight (8 + hours).

You should be able to get the GPS to start up as expected after charging via USB port. if this happens again, simply repeat.

Good luck!

Posted on Jul 15, 2010


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