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StreetPilot c340 will not come on even when plugged in

Recently my Garmin c340 "died" on me. When plugged in to a cig. lighter that works or a power outlet in my truck, it will not come on using the "on" button on the lower right side. I tried a different power source today (diff. car) and the initial Garmin screen came on for about 2 or 3 seconds. All I know is that the power sources are good. Where is the reset button located? Where is the fuse located? Where can one buy a new fuse, Radioshack? Thanks in advance.

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  • deanimal Oct 30, 2008

    I have the same issue. The unit was working fine, the battery was running low and then the unit went blank. I'm not able to power it up or charge it using my computer or the cradle in the car.

  • bibelding Apr 10, 2009

    I can not get my garmin to turn on and stay charged. We took it to Florida but when removing it from our rental, the place at the bottom of the screen where you plug in the charger cord, came off. It will now not stay attached. What can I do?

    Thank you. We love my Garmin and do not wish to buy another one.

  • darrylray Apr 17, 2009

    I have a similar problem with the Garmin C340 that I use on my motorcycle. Recently it has started to turn on and boot-up OK, but then the screen goes black and the unit simply turns off. Even when drawing power from the motorcycle's battery, the unit simply turns off. The internal rechargeable battery level appears to be around 25% charged. After I followed the advice given here about using the Reset button under the front cover, the unit appears to be back to normal. Thanks for the tip!

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I had this problem before, i called garmin and they told me that the charger cradle was not design properly so it sometimes doesnt charge...anyways...carefully remove the grey cover around touchscreen and there is a master reset which will set it back to factory...it worked for me...good luck!

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Are there rechargable batteries

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Milk001, your solution worked for me! .. and here I was thinking I was going to have to chuck it and buy something else.. Thank You!!

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