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Garmin Nuvi 350 GPS screen goes very dark when cable plugged in.

Hi, the screen of my nuvi 350 goes very dark when I plug in the power cable or usb cable, and I can barely read it. I have to adjust the position of the connector a little bit (push it in more or pull it out a little) to make the screen become bright again. It seems that the position of the usb connector somehow affects the screen. Does anybody know how to solve this? Thanks.

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  • Anonymous Dec 03, 2008

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SOURCE: Nuvi 350 System Software Missing

Try this: Hold the power buuton down, you will see on the lower screen the word "Pre Booting - ". Keep holding the power button for about 60 second, then you will see on the lower screen "Booting".
This time, release power button; system will reboot and loading map... again.
I got the same problem, after research on the web. Nick 99990_0 had post this solution on (his Nuvi 660) but it work for my Nuvi 350 too. Good luck.

Minh (NJ)

Posted on Dec 01, 2007

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SOURCE: garmin nuvi 350

Heres what to do:

- Connect to computer using USB cable
- Flip up antenna and hit reset button.
- The unit should power up.
- Then put unit on wall charge to get a full charge.

That should do it if not call 1-800 800 1020.

Posted on Jan 07, 2008

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SOURCE: Garmin Nuvi 350 Traffic Receiver connection

You have to power the unit via the mount by either using the cigar charger in the car or snap off the mount from the ball and socket and power it via the mains adapter.

Posted on Jan 12, 2008

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SOURCE: Garmin Nuvi 350 GPS is off

If the GPS is off, you have to go into the settings menu and change it. There should be three settings - Normal, GPS off and WAAS/EGNOS. Choose Normal or WAAS/EGNOS and you should be ok.

Posted on Jan 28, 2008

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SOURCE: Garmin Nuvi 350 GPS is off

you also need to open the antena

Posted on Oct 05, 2008

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