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My garmin 255w will not go to the screen past the garmin name when I turn it on it stays on for maybe 2 seconds the goes off for 2 seconds then goes on for 2 seconds. It was working great in the evening ,next morning it would not stay on . I have tried to charge it on the computer and in the car and it still does the same thing I have pushed the left hand corner and waited fror the white dot then pused the white dot still does the same could it be the battery

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Maybe the battery or maybe something internal. I do know this Garmin will let you send the unit to them to be checked out but Im not sure if they charge you to just check it out. I do know when they find what is wrong with it then there is a charge to repair it. If you go to Garmins website here:

www.garmin.com look at the top of the page on the right it will say My Garmin click on that and it will give you phone numbers and email address's to contact them. From there you can decide what you want to do with your unit.

I hope this helps you out, if it does please leave me some feedback.

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