Why is my GPS not charging?
When i plug my GPS to a charger the GPS does not start to charge. I have tried different chargers and still same result. What should i do to fix this?
The Garmin Nuvi 1490T is an ultra thin, lane-assisting, Bluetooth GPS navigator that was announced in 2009.
Just so, but maybe also good to bear in mind that many, if not all recent Garmins need a Garmin cable to charge. How does it know a generic from one of its own? Garmin added a 17.3k resistor between pin 4 and ground (5) Reference: http://pinoutguide.com/GPS/garmin_nuvi_p...
Relax, it seems from this reference and others, that the unusual resistor value is not critical; 18k - 22k reported as working fine, but the resistor must be present. That's how Garmin knows it own! -and now that you know, a generic cable can often be given such a resistor to make it acceptable to the Garmin device.
-Or you could just pay top dollar for the Garmin part and not repair anything.