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I just updated my maps on my garmin nuvi 255. now when i plug the charger in I cannot use the device while it's charging, i get the competer connect icon only. works fine if I disconnect it from a charger

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This is a common problem with the 200 series garmin satnavs. It's caused by the mini usb plug of the power cord not being pushed fully into the back of the satnav. Because of the way it's designed it feels like it is fully in but it's not. Push it in further and the problem will be solved.

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I have a Nuvi 255. I used to be able to use the device while it was plugged into the car charger. since I've updated the maps, I cannot. When I plug the device into the charger, i get an icon on the device...


This is a common problem in the garmin 200 series satnavs. It is caused by wear on the mini usb socket on the back of the satnav where the power cord plugs in. The plug appears to be fully pushed in but it's not. Push it in further and the problem will be solved.

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You can use your Nuvi with old maps. No one says you have to update. You'll just get an occasional reminder that your maps are outdated.

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