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My Garmin Died after only using for a few months!!!

I was in the process of inputing an address and it turned off- nothing - black screen. I was so annoyed because I was on the road to a destination and did not know how to get there!!!

The Canadian Tire Store won't replace it! They say it only has a warrentee in there store to 7days days from date of purchase. I am leaving for Las Vegas on the weekend and need my GPS !!! Help!

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    I tried to turn on my Nuvi 250W this morning and nothing happened. I charged the battery from the car for three hours and from my laptop computer for an additional three hours. Still nothing!! I pressed the reset button and the method of holding your finger on the lower right corner of the unit and trying to turn it on- still nothing happened.


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Have you fully charged the battery, and pressed the reset button on the bottom of the garmin yet?

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