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Garmin nuvi 260w not operating while plugged in

We fully charged our 260W and now it doesn't operate while plugged in. It shows the computer symbol. Please help, we are leaving on a long road trip in 3 days and we were hoping this GPS would come in handy.

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If you are trying to use your unit in the car via the USB port and not the supplied cable, it will not work. You must use the bracket that came with the unit or the specific charger that came with the unit. The pins in the Garmin USB charger only use two pins whereas a regular charge cable uses 4.

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Based on your description, you are doing it right. You said....
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That is correct. It takes about 2-3 hours to fully charge a low battery.
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It's used for charging and downloading updates of software or maps.

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