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Why map disapears and picture of computer&gps reciver apears when you plug the charger or usb connector to charge it so its not possible to navigate

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It sounds like your basic operating system may have become corrupt in some manner. The picture of the GPS and computer should normally only appear when you connect your GPS to your computer. This will normally let you know that your GPS is synchronized to your computer and is ready for you to copy material over from your computer to your GPS. You can try to reset the GPS to see if that will resolve the issue. There is a reset button on the bottom of your GPS. Turn on your GPS. Then using something that does not have a sharp point, depress the reset button for several seconds, about 10-12 should do it. Your GPS should reset itself and come up with the normal loading screen. If you still have the problem then what you can do is go to the Garmin website and download and install the unit software. If you are unable to connect to your GPS with your computer as it normally would you may have to contact Garmin support to find out how you can reload your unit software.

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