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Garmin problems For the last 3 weeks my Garmin will not charge up. I have tried plugging it in for hours to see if it was just "too dead" to work right away once plugged into my car battery but with no luck. Previously it would shut it self off without a "low battery" warning. It is only 7 months old. Please help if you can.

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Try contacting garmin they are at garmin.com they should have a dealer near you or take it back to where you bought it they should exchange it no problem as long as you have the reciept hope this helps

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