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Mart61
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 9:46 pm    Post subject: nuvi 1340 USB charging Reply with quote

Good evening

I have just purchased a brand new nuvi 1340 and I'm having a little trouble charging the unit.

I have connected the nuvi to a USB port on my PC using a bog standard USB 2.0 mini-B device cable.

The Garmin is constantly displaying the "connected to PC" icon but I have no clues as to whether or not it's actually charging.

1) How does one tell if it is taking a charge?
2) Is there any way of leaving the unit charging in USB mode and getting back to the normal device home "Where to?" screen?

Cheers

Martin
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Gardela
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yo.

1. as far as i know, there's no way of 'visually' telling whether your unit is charging or not. USB devices always charge, though, when connected to a USB port. That's the whole idea of USB.

2. no, you can't. the way round it is to get an external charger.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1) Older Nuvis used to show a "Charging" message on the screen. You can see the % charged too if you can get into the diagnostics screen. This is achieved by holding a finger down on the battery icon for a few seconds.

2) With older Nuvis you could do this by using the Safely Remove Hardware icon in XP / Vista. You can then use the Nuvi and charge at the same time via USB.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for your input guys. I left the USB connected in my office all day today and, sure enough, the battery was fully charged when I left this evening. Very Happy

Shame about the not being able to get to the man screen.

Still, I have a Garmin Travel Accessory Pack on my birthday list. That way I'll get the external adaptor in a couple of weeks...

Very Happy
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