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Does my garmin charge while plugged in to a computer?

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Yes, USB.

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My garmin in nuvi 1350 will not charge it keeps saying the battery is low


Nuvi 1350 charges in 4 to 8 hours. If your Nuvi is not accepting a charge, you may have a loose or bad USB cable. Note that the Nuvi can be charged with a phone charger. Charging it with a connection to a computer moves charging time toward 8 hours and more towards infinity if you don't have the driver installed on the computer. Turn the Garmin off. If the driver ins installed in the coputer, plug the Garmin into the computer and then hold down the power button on the Garmin for 30 seconds.

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Best way to charge a Garmin nuvi 1490T?


The best way to charge your garmin satnav is by plugging it into the car charger for 4 hours. It can also be charged with the optional mains charger which also takes 4 hours.
You can also charge your satnav by connecting it to a computer with the mini usb lead for 8 hours. The satnav and computer need to be turned on.

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We have 1350 Garmin GPS . How long do we charge the battery before set up.


There are 3 ways to charge your garmin satnav.
  1. You can connect it to your computer' USB port with the mini USB plug. Plug the narrow end of the cable into the back of the satnav and the USB end into the computer. Turn both on and it will charge in 8 hours approximately
  2. Connect the supplied car charging lead. Plug the narrow end into the back of the satnav and plug the other end into the cigarette lighter socket of your car for approximately 4 hours.
  3. You can also charge it with an optional mains charger which also takes 4 hours approximately.

May 10, 2011 | Garmin GPS

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Do i charge my garmin at home with the power on or off?


You can charge your satnav either on or off with mains or car charger. A full charge takes around 4 hours. You can charge it on your computer which takes around 8 hours by plugging it into the USB port of your computer. When you plug it into your computer it will turn on automatically.

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I have my Garmin Nuvi 750 connected to my computer to charge. How can I tell when it is charged? The screen shows the word Garmin with an up arrow and a picture of a computer connected to the Garmin.


When it is plugged into the computer you cannot see if it is charged. You would have to unplug it from your computer after a few hours to let it charge, have it start up and then check the number of batter bars on the top right corner of your screen

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Brand new Garmin Nuvi 1490 T out of the box. How do I charge it? The only devices in box were a car charger (my commute is 5 minutes daily) and a USB connector? Should I just plug the USB into my computer?...


Garmin satnavs come with a charge out of the box.
In some cases your device may have lost a charge during shelf life. In this case you can charge these units in three ways:
  1. Place unit on computer with USB cable for approximately 8-12 hours
  2. Place unit on Garmin specified AC adaptor for approximately 4-6 hours
  3. Place unit on 12V vehicle adaptor for approximately 4-6 hours.
Some cars continue to supply power to the cigarette lighter socket when turned off and others don't. If yours doesn't you can charge it from your computer. There's no indicator to show that it's charging or when it's charged. However when you disconnect the satnav from the computer and turn it on there's a battery state indicator which shows if it's fully charged or not.

Aug 16, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 1490T GPS Receiver

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Cable connection wont go in all the way


Are you talking about the automobile charging cable or the USB cable to connect to your home computer? In either case, the mini USB plug should make contact in the back of the GPS without having to be inserted more than about 1/4". Note that one side of the socket is wider than the other, as is also the case with the plug.

At the other end (of the computer USB cable), the full sized USB plug should insert about 1/2". One thing that I've noticed on my Garmin cable is that the "GARMIN" is on the back side of the end that plugs into the computer. Most USB plugs have the USB icon on the front, but that's blank on the Garmin cable. If you attempt to insert the plug backwards, it won't go in all the way.

Good luck.

Mar 10, 2010 | Garmin GPS

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How can i charge my garmin with the computer


Is Windows (?) detecting the Garmin (USB devise)?
Is this the original cable? Is this one labeled as "USB Charging Cable" it's will not work.
Maybe you need to install the USB driver.

Connect the USB cable directly to a USB port on the computer.

Jun 06, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 250W GPS Receiver

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My new nuvi 255w will not start displaying info


When using a usb from your computer it is only a trickle
charge to the garmin. Will take a day or two to fully charge. If you use a the cigarette lighter plug that came WITH the garmin, it will fully charge in 4 hours. Stick with garmin approved plugs and all will go smooth. I know, I made the same error.

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How do i charge garmin nuvi 250 on my computer


HI,
I have the problem solved I at first had this problem after about 5 minutes of messing with my GARMIN NUVI and having many electronic gadget I thought about diffrent buttons to hit at the same time heres how you charge your NUVI with a computer and a usb cable

1st: make sure your NUVI is OFF then plug in the usb cable from the computer to the NUVI, after you hear your computer ding from new device connected, and the NUVI displays the computer icon move to step 2

step 2: if you have xp go to START and MY COMPUTER. with vista its START then COMPUTER button on the right side

step 3: with MY COMPUTER window open hold the NUVI power switch to the ON position and RIGHT CLICK the NUVI device logo (blue triangle) and select EJECT .. ( DON;T HIT SAFiLY REMOVE)

step 4: when you see GARMIN display on the screen you can letgo of the power button on the NUVI ****** if you unplugthe usb it will display message stating EXTERNAL POWER LOST SWITCHING TO BATTERY POWER***** while it is plugged to the computer the battery meter will disaper

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