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My Garmin 1200 will turn on but then immediately shuts down. It is plugged in in the car when this happens.

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Hi pjprince

plug it in to your computer for a few hour via the usb cord supplied with your Garmin, then try again. (you must turn your computer on)

if you dont have a usb cord, or a charge, post back and ill post a link where to get them

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Posted on Nov 11, 2010

  • Ben Dover Nov 11, 2010

    btw, is the light on, on your car charger?



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