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When I try to charge my garmin nuvi 200, it turns on and displays the garmin screen, then shuts off and turns back on. If I unplug it and try to turn it on manually, it won"t do it, because it won't charge no matter how long I have it plugged in. This problem was totally out of the blue.

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  • ajjr10 Nov 29, 2008

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Mine did the same thing and Best Buy informed me that I would have to send it to Garmin.

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