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Keeps shutting down - even when I charge via computer. Within a few minutes the device shuts down. Same using car charger? Can you help?

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Honestly you need to contact Garmin you definitely have a internal problem. It sound like have a component breaking down internally. Garmin will charge you to look at it if you are out of warranty with them, it might be worth it to have them tell you what component is breaking down. Their website is www.Garmin.com I would suggest you contact their tech department. Its not something that can be fixed with out the correct diagnostic equipment to pinpoint your problem. They have diagnostic software Im sure that will tell you what is wrong internally with your GPS. I have dealt with them in the past too and they are easy to work with and very helpful.

I hope this helps you out, if so leave me some feedback.

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