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  1. Smile mio 520, wont work on car/bike battery!

    Hi all,

    I wonder if anyone can help me with a problem on my mio please.

    When i plug it in to the accessory socket in my car, the screen defaults to USB mode. I cant find anything in the manual about it so am wondering has anyone else had this happen. One possibility is that i might be a complete idiot but hey, i still need to get the thing working in my car.

    As a work around, i have been charging it and running off the charge but it doesn't exactly run for that long.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    thanks to all, Simon.

  2. #2
    Are you using one of those $5.00 12v-USB adapters with an aftermarket USB cable?
    If you use the original cable that came with your Mio (the one that you use with the cradle) it won't go to USB mode. It must have something to do with the way those other adapters are wired (i'm speaking from experience regarding those $5 adapters). I've been using the original cable all day today without the cradle and it's never gone to USB mode.

  3. Smile your right about the cable!

    You are right, i am using one of those cheap cables. Dont know why i even bought it as i think i still have the original kicking around.

    thanks for the suggestion.

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