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Nuvi wont turn on

When I plug it in to my car a red light comes on the charger. does this just mean that the battery is dead and needs time to recharge?

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No the red light comes on to show that there is power going to the Satnav. In most Garmins the Battery Strength meter is in the home screen. Generally people leave the satnav plugged in when driving regardless of whether the battery is charged or not.

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