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Battery Icon. The unit (Nuvi 250) won't display the battery icon that is supposed to be on the top right corner of the screen. It powers up fine though. How can I get it to show the icon?

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  • Albenarth Jul 02, 2008

    It's okay. It's just after appearing.


  • pellop Nov 24, 2008

    I seem to have the same problem - on the top right of the screen I only have the time, on the left there are the signal bars and no battery icon anywhere!



    Anyone knows how I can get it to display?

  • justin173 Dec 23, 2008

    I also have the same issue my unit will also not turn on when not connected to a power supply. It is as if the unit is not recognising that there is a battery in the unit at all.I am assumming that the device will turn on as per normal with or without external power? When the unit is on power there is still no indicator as to if the battery is charged at all and I have a 4wheeler with a dedicated Power fitting so I know that the unit is powering when in the vehicle, the unit also indicates that it is charging when turned off and left in the car plugged in. It is new and I have only had it two days

  • wloh Jan 03, 2009

    on the top right of the screen I only have the time, on the left there are the signal bars and no battery icon anywhere!

    Anyone knows how I can get it to display?

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The video on the link below shows how to replace the battery in a Garmin Nuvi:

How To Change The Battery On A Garmin Nuvi 760

See also battery_repair.

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