On Tue, 21 Jan 2014 14:25:03 -0500, Seth wrote:
> There is a sequence I have read about to force it to normal operation
> mode when plugged in like that but have never tried it.
On my nüvi, it immediately goes into USB storage mode (which is
useless on the road) when I plug in the USB cable.
Often, it won't get OUT of USB storage mode when I unplug the USB
cable, so I have to hit the convenient reset button below the
If there is a way to *USE* the Garmin nüvi while I'm charging it
with the USB cable, I would *love* to hear how!
> Just get a new cord and use it as designed.
Think about this. How much is the nüvi worth today?
Then, how much is the proprietary power cable?
Then, remember you can't use the cigarette lighter for anything else,
since it takes up the entire thing (without a Y adapter anyway).
Then consider that you *already* have USB cables in the car
(since you run and charge the phone and bluetooth devices daily).
After all that, it would make absolutely no sense to buy
an expensive ($45) proprietary power connector, when the car
already has USB for free.
> Don't know what you are doing to your
> cords but none of mine have ever broken.
Trust me on this. They break. All the time. The ball and
socket joints break. The suction cup mechanics break. The
idiotic multi-pin connector that clips to to the back of the
nüvi 670 breaks (the wires pull out due to a poorly designed
In fact, the proprietary connectors stink so badly, it's an
affront to pay $45 for a replacement when every other device
you own works just fine with a $2 USB cable.