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NUVI 250w Show Black Screen with ICON of Computer and NUVI

When i plug my nuvi in to charge or thru usb the nuvi changes to a black screen with the Garmin logo and icon of computer plugged into a nuvi in the bottom center of the screen.

I tried a reset and that did not fix the problem. (turn nuvi off then on with your thumb pressing the lower right corner.

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  • vvvasea May 26, 2008

    When i plug my nuvi ( garmin 660 TFm) in to usb the nuvi changes to a black screen with the Garmin logo and icon of computer plugged into a nuvi in the bottom center of the screen. Then i can't do map updating, and garmin software don't recognize my gps. Help me pls!!!

  • Anonymous Oct 27, 2008

    I have the same problem. We've always used different leads (cell phone usb connection) to connect to the car and have never had a problem until now. Doesn't seem to be holding a charge either.

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I had this problem. I discovered that I was using the wrong lead in the car. The problem resolved itself when I used the lead that came with it.

Posted on Jun 10, 2008

My unit 200w was working yesterday now the unit will notturn on
i am a truck driver and i need my unit

Posted on Jul 06, 2008

Thats normal, its charging mode... what do u need to put it in usb anyway? updating maps? you need to have unlock maps first, + mapsource. try visit garmin for more info...

Posted on Jun 13, 2008

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