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Nuvi thinks my power lead is conection for computer

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  • sushi1234 Sep 02, 2008

    When i plug my car charger to my garmin nuvi 260 the nuvi thinks that it is a usb conncetion to my computer and behaves like its charging and i cant see the maps or use my nuvi



    Hence the only way to use it for me is by plugging it out of the car charger and running it on battery power

  • jowandan Sep 15, 2008

    when I plug my Nuvi 350 into a power source it comes up with a graphic showing the gps connected to the computer and won't do anything else...only way to get it to work is to unplug.....is there any fixes?

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Canged the power lead

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If you want information on how to update your garmin satnav you'll find it at http://www.fixya.com/support/r5628920-update_garmin_satnav_maps

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I do not have a lead to conect to computer


You will find these leads in many electrical shops or on ebay.

Have a look at what other electronic devices you have, ie mobile, mp3 player, camera, ebook, a lot of them use the mini usb leads.

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