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I have a nuvi 350 that will not power up at all. I have tried plugging into home and vehicle. No responsed from the unit

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  • Anonymous Jan 01, 2009

    I experienced a power failure with my Nuvi 350 plugged into an iMac with USB cable. Now I get intermitent flashing on the Nuvi screen and no other response. This unit is less than 1 year old.  Help!

  • scoutant Jan 19, 2009

    how do you replace a battery on the nuvi 350 ... and which battery?

  • bassface575 May 11, 2010

    Thank you sweetstuff_1.  Cords are ok. USB is direct to the computer (no hub).  Start-up screen just re-cycles with a degraded flickering picture.  Any suggestions?

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My first responce is to check the cords of your chargers if still having problems try plugging it in through the usb in your computer otherwise there my be a problem with the battery and either can be fixed or wil have to be replaced.

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HOw do you charge it?


This unit comes with a charger (AC). There is alxo a car charger. Both have a USB connecter that plugs into the side of your unit.

Sep 20, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 350 GPS Receiver

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Nuvi 350 will not run on DC charger


Make sure your DC & AC charger is a OEM charger.

There is a good chance that there is a bad connection on the mini-USB port.

What happens when you plug the unit into the cradle and NOT use the mini-USB jack?

http://www.sharc.net/gps_charger_repair.htm

- Jim
SHARCNET-USA

Apr 19, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 350 GPS Receiver

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My garmin 350nuvi will not acquire sattelites


Make sure to flip your antenna horizontally or 90 degrees and not vertically or 180 dgrees. I see to many people try to use their older nuvi this way and it does not function well.
Try also updating your unit with the latest firmware from Garmin, this helps sometimes.
You may have moved to a location that is far away from the last location your Garmin nuvi 350 was last use, try to keep your unit on for 30 minutes or more to see if it will acquire GPS sattelites.
Last, certain vehicles have shielded windshields and GPS does not work well with these windshield, this can be eaisly verify by simply taking your nuvi 350 out of your vehicle and turn it on with a clear view to the sky, if that still does not work, it could be a defective GPS receiver or GPS connection in which case you should consider sending it in to Auto Nav 2000 Plus, Inc in San Jose CA or Garmin.
You may also consider replacing your nuvi 350 with a newer model nuvi with fresher map.

Good luck

Apr 03, 2010 | Garmin Nuvi 350 Car GPS Receiver

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I cannot use the GPS unit while in charge mode(NUVI 350)


Are you using a USB cable & charger to operate the GPS?

If so, you should stop and use the supplied cradle / power cord to power the GPS instead. The USB cable is used to transfer data to and from the GPS and on other models (maybe your 350, too) to slow charge the GPS battery when completely discharged. Powering with the USB cable will power up the GPS, but does not allow navigation, mapping, etc.

Oct 12, 2009 | Garmin Nuvi 350 Car GPS Receiver

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Nuvi 260w no power.


Yes, you need to charge it. USE the charger that came with it for best results. Some off brand chargers will NOT work.
You plugged it into your car and nothing? Even if the batteries are bad it should still work. Is it the Garmin charger?
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  1. Unscrew and remove the silver or black, round end piece.
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  1. Remove the fuse (glass and sliver cylinder) and replace with a new fuse.
  2. Ensure that the silver tip is placed in the end piece. Screw on the end piece.

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Garamin Nuvi 350...blanked out and won't turn back on.


Try the computer USB adapter. After it's been connected for about 20 seconds then try powering on the Nuvi. Even if your unit's battery is dead the USB connection should hold power on the unit so that the computer recognizes it as a Mass Storage Device (Windows). If that doesn't work then use the wall adapter and leave it plugged in for an hour or so. At that point if the unit fails to power on then push the reset button in the back under the antena and hold it in for 10 seconds while the cord is connected to the wall. This will clear any software related issues that would stop it from powering up - any other result indicates most likely a hardware failure. At least rule out your plugs.

Jun 07, 2008 | Garmin nuvi 350 GPS Receiver

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Garmin 350


easy solution...you need to keep this plug above attach to the the Garmin 350...when charging in the car or at home ...plug the power source to the back8dac8e5.jpg. Hope this will help...i had the same problem.

Feb 21, 2008 | Garmin nuvi 350 GPS Receiver

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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.

Jan 02, 2008 | Garmin GTM 12 FM TMC Traffic Receiver...

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Stuck power on button.


There are three ways to turn on your Nuvi
1. Press the Power On Switch
2.Connect it to a USB port on a Computer via the USB cable 3.Plug it into the Accessory Outlet or Cigarette Lighter receptacle in your vehicle
There is a good possibility that the Power On Switch has been depressed so far that it might in fact cause the unit to short out when powered up via either option 2 or 3 in which case it could cause Major Damage to your computer as well as your Nuvi In Option #3 you may just blow a fuse in your vehicle but toast the Nuvi. The Safe Route and the one which I would highly recommend is Return it to Garmin for Repair.

Nov 29, 2007 | Garmin nuvi 350 GPS Receiver

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Garmin nuvi 360 power problem


You'll need to open the case and replace the battery. Batteries can be purchased online here or a couple other places on the web by searching for "nuvi 360 replacement battery". I'd get the 1400mah or greater for a replacement, it'll burn a little longer than the weaker models. If the unit operates when plugged into the charger, then the fuse and cable are good. Open the case by removing the retaining screws, then carefully prying the unit apart. The new battery simply plugs into the connector after removing the old one.

Nov 13, 2007 | Garmin nuvi 350 GPS Receiver

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