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My garmin nuvi 1400 stopped working. All i get is a blank black screen. I had it plugged into a port in my truck. I have checked out the electrical and fuses in my truck. Now what can I do.

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Test it in a different plug first, perhaps a friends car. This will make sure that it's not just a problem with your outlet.

If that still does not do the trick, start checking for warranty information. Some stores will allow you to simply return or exchange the unit within a certain period of time.

If it's out of warranty or the store will not exchange, you will simply need to buy a new one. With prices of GPS devices so low, it is simply not worth paying someone to try to repair it.

I suppose if you wanted to be dishonest, and you could find a store that carried the same model, assuming it still looks in great condition, you might get away with buying a new one and returning the broken one. But that would be stealing, so I could not encourage that.

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