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 Post Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:48 pm 
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Just bought a new Garmin nuvi. Is there anyway I can use it connected to my MBP without Garmin Express taking over? I just want to use the Mac as a power source, but Garmin Express opens and I can't do anything.

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 Post Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:01 pm 
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Well, I've sorted that, but the screen just shows that it's connected to a computer, and I still can't do anything with it.

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 Post Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:09 pm 
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If you just want a power source but not computer access, why not use a USB 3-pin plug (like the one you have for your iPhone) and the Garmin cable?


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 Post Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:22 pm 
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Ok. Hadn't thought of that, but no sockets near to the couch. Bit of a pain to dig out an extension.

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 Post Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:45 pm 
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Have you tried ejecting the sat nav, quitting the app but leaving it plugged in? It should still charge if plugged in.

I never use my Garmin in the car without it being connected to a power source as the battery will only last about an hour before needing to be recharged.

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 Post Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:57 pm 
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Have you tried ejecting the sat nav, quitting the app but leaving it plugged in? It should still charge if plugged in.

Yes. It still just shows that it's connected to the computer.

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 Post Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:14 pm 
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No surprise to be honest. Garmin Mac software is pretty crap.

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 Post Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:40 pm 
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Get the extension lead or shift your ( ! ) of the couch :lol:

Not that I know what you want to do so that's all I had.


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