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Fails to stay on

Used the usb from pc it worked all the time just one night woke up and saw screen flashing on then off since then it doesnt

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  • fdbj Aug 18, 2008

    every time I rent a car and plug my Garmin in it appears to blow a fuse or when I have it in the charger house or car the screen goes blank and shows a opicture of unit plugged into something (assume its a power sourece). when it does this I can't use the GPS. any ideas

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Not a really a problem...You are connecting a device to your USB connection on your PC. Garmin then enters protected mode. The device appears as a hard drive on your system. It is charging, but you cannot view or navigate on the device while it is connected

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