Garmin 260 now failing to charge and shuts itself down
If the unit is only a year old? then I would suspect that the charger has a problem that has damaged your battery. Do you use an external power continuously?
Try a different charger or if you have a meter make sure the charger is putting out close to the specs on it. Try using the usb cable to charge it.
The low battery and shutting off are typical of a battery that won't/can't hold a charge. That is typical after 2-3 years plus but not one year. It can also be indicitive of the charging circuit needing to be reset. The problem is it needs to be started and run long enough for it to recognize the reset command. To do this, hold your finger on the bottom right corner of the screen while powering the unit, until it asks if you want to reset it. That might get you running.
While I would be suprised at the battery going out within a year or so it is not unheard of. You may have to replace the internal battery pack. The unit is new enough your only source is probablly going to be Garmin. They might replace the battery under warrenty or out (if you talk nice).
Jul 24, 2009 |
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