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Garmin GPS I am trying to use my GPS but canot see anything on the screen. I replaced the fuse in the power source and am now able to hear that it is on, but still a black screen. Can you help me figure out what is wrong?

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You could try the reset button... on the Nuvi it's located beneath the label on the side of the unit. Best way to activate is with a paper clip. (You will have to poke thru the label)

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