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AFTER DOWNLOADING 2009 MAP UPDATE, WHEN I PLUG MY GARMIN INTO DC IN CAR THE GARMIN DOE NOT OPERATE THE SCREEN SHOWS THAT I AM CONNECTED TO A COMPUTER AND I CANNOT USE GARMIN OR TURN IT OFF OR ON. ALTHOUGH I THINK IT DOES CHARGE. MY GARMIN IS A NUVI 350.#107329715. I ALSO HAVE ON MY COMPUTER A GARMIN SET UP SINCE INSTALLING THE NEW MAP UPDATE I ASSUME THE UPDATE IS INSTALLED ON MY GPS. DONALD DUNCAN,duncantax@earthlink.com 951-734-5879

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All the procedure is not completed so this shows probably.try one more time uninstall the old one and install the new one with proper attention it will definately work.

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Reset the unit, if you cannot turn this up, go back to your PC once more go back to your previous state of procedure be sure to complete all sessions, so as not to interrupt your downloading .

removed your gps correctly pls, not just unplugging the device

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Hi,

Please reset your garmin.
1)Raise the antenna
2)Press the reset button.

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Have you tried pressing the small reset switch with a paper clip or similiar?

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