Sorry for any delay.
May I also ask:
3) When you say you have hand the device "only a year now", do you know the exact date of purchase (or gift to you)?
I only ask because you MAY be able to have the device repaired under the 1 year warranty that comes with all new Garmin devices. And you may be able to have this even if you are "slightly over" that one year period.
Let me give you a link to the "repair page" of the Garmin site, where you can select the Warranty link to see about having this device repaired within the warranty period.
Click here --> http://www8.garmin.com/support/repair.jsp
NOTE: There is also an "Out of Warranty" link on that page, so if you want to check the "flat rate fee" for out of warranty repairs, just select that link and then select your device model from the pull-down list. I checked on that unit and see they have a rate of $89 right now.
I also have the Garmin Customer Support contact information below, including the hours they work. I always recommend that you CALL them and actually speak to a human, and ask what they can do for you.
Garmin Customer Support
Monday-Thursday: 8 AM-6 PM,
Friday 8 AM-5 PM Central Time
U.S.: 1(###) ###-####or(###) ###-####br />Canada: 1(###) ###-####/p>
With all that said, I SUSPECT that the battery got very cold overnight, and was not "thawed out" enough for it to charge properly. This MAY have damaged the battery (getting HOT is not good).
Another note about Garmin repairs: ALL repaired unit come with a 90 day warranty, so you will have plenty of time to TEST any returned unit.
I also did some checking and see that the Nuvi 52LM has been "discontinued" (no longer made), so I checked online for a more current replacement model. I found that the Nuvi 55LM is the closest unit to the 52, and found it on Amazon for about the same cost as repairing your device. I have a link to those search results below.
Nuvi 55LM search results (Amazon)
Click Here --> http://amzn.to/1ScbvQq
Please let me know what you find or if you have any more questions.
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