Check the simple things (dirty connection)

 

The in car power supply charger for my Garmin got a bit erratic. It would work for awhile and then cut out.

I tried plugging into two different cars and had no blue light and no power. Figured it couldn't be a fuse, because the operation was erratic. A fuse either works or it doesnt, right.

Just to be sure, I checked and the fuse was perfectly good. I put the fuse back in and plugged it in again and it worked perfectly fine.

I figure just a dirty connection to the spring or contact and all I needed was just a little playing around.

Glad I checked.

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NUVI2555LMT, NUVI350

Been stung by that once while working on some equipment.

Since then any erratic behavior is a pull and re-insert. I even do it with circuit boards.

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Nuvi 2460LMT.

No Surprise Here

pwohlrab wrote:

Since then any erratic behavior is a pull and re-insert. I even do it with circuit boards.

I first saw this many, many years ago, and have seen it many times since.

"Reseated circuit cards" has been a commonly reported cure on many systems since I was young - and that was a *long* time ago.

- Tom -

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"Brogan Maintenance" we used

"Brogan Maintenance" we used to call it in the military, as in give it a swift kick to get it started or operating again.

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I never get lost, but I do explore new territory every now and then.

I had evidence that my customers were doing that.

Of course they denied it but the tell tale sign was the foot marks on the front of the machine they forgot to clean off.

KenSny wrote:

"Brogan Maintenance" we used to call it in the military, as in give it a swift kick to get it started or operating again.

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Nuvi 2460LMT.