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When i plug in my garmin gps it shows a picture of a computer and a wire plugged into it

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You didn't give the model. If it's a model where the power is supplied by a mini USB lead plugs into the back of it the solution is at http://www.fixya.com/support/r5555853-garmin_nuvi_2xx_shows_satnav_connected

Posted on Aug 24, 2010

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It could be a problem with the mini USB plug on the charger. If it doesn't go in far enough it will cause that problem. Try pushing it in further. If that doesn't work you'll need to get a Garmin power cord.

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SOURCE: garmin 1300 freezes when usb cable is plugged in

This is normal. The satnav is meant to freeze when connected to your computer. This is because when it's connected to the computer it's usually for updating information on the satnav and that wouldn't be possible if the satnav was active.

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MY GARMIN NUVI WONT SHOW MAPS AND CHARGE AT THE SAME TIME, WHAT SHOULD I DO

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Sounds like the unit is recognizing that you are plugging in the device to the computer. If this issue just recently happened, try to restore the unit back to factory default state. This will identify us if the problem is the software of the unit or the hardware. Pelase procedure below on how to restore the unit:

  • 1 Turn off and unplug the device.
  • 2 Press the lower right corner of the screen with your finger or a pencil eraser, and keep pressing while you turn the device back on with the power button.
  • 3 Touch "Yes" when you receive the message "Do you really want to erase all user data?" This will reset the device to factory defaults.
  • 4 Follow the prompts to reconfigure your device.

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