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Will not recharge

I use the street pilot and it keeps saying battery low and then shots off

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I borrowed my brother-in-law's c340 and it worked for 1/2 hour. I tried the reset but no improvement. He came over and found that the fuse was blown inside the tip of the plug. I had no idea that the tip of the plug could be unscrewed. the unit is now working again. Just another idea.....

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These things sit on the dash in blistering heat, and get left in sub-zero weather in the winter. That's extreme for the battery! In addition to the weather, the age of your unit (you didn't mention) may come into play. I have had this happen on two units I have (one at home, one at work). Sounds like the battery is shot. I got two replacements from a company on Ebay. Just type in "c340 replacement battery". If you are handy it's not a big deal. I did not lose my favorites on either unit when I did this.
Another possibility is that the unit is not getting charged. I would check to see if when it is plugged in you get the screen message that that is occurring. You might not be getting a good connection somewhere from the 12v lighter socket to the cradle it sits in. There is a small fuse inside the tip of the plug. Hope some of this helps. 

Posted on Nov 18, 2008

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