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Garmin Nuvi 350 does not charge or come on

I have a Garmin NUVI 350 GPS which is not powering on when I press the power button. Also when plugged in to the charger in the wall socket, it does not seem to charge. The welcome window that used to com up when connected to a power source no longer comes up so it seems that it is not charging. Can anyone help with this? Is there any dealer or repair shop I can take this unit to for repair or to be looked at?
Thanks in advance.

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  • Anonymous Jan 25, 2009

    exact same problem as mentioned above...does not come on even when plugged into a power source!

  • sholaajayi Mar 25, 2009

    my nuvi 300 will charge with the normal power at home but will not charge in the car. I bought a new cable hoping that the old cable was faulty. The same problem occur. If in use when the battery drains, it will stop working. Is it a bettery problem?

  • SHARCNET-USA
    SHARCNET-USA May 11, 2010

    Our website is down due to server upgrades. The problem you are experiencing if from a defective main board, which needs to be replaced. This can be caused by a defective charger or using the wrong type of charger. I can help you with this issue.



    - Jim

    SHARCNET-USA

    sharcnet-usa@sharc.net

  • hmrtrain May 11, 2010

    Tried clicking on link above, http://www.sharc.net/nuvi_dead.htm
    http://www.sharc.net/nuvi_dead.htm


    and got an "internal server error".

  • SHARCNET-USA
    SHARCNET-USA May 11, 2010

    Please look at this link and see if this is your problem. Too much info to copy and paste here



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



    Jim

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SOURCE: garmin gps won't charge while driving

If the Nuvi won't charge when connected to charge but charges on USB, then the charger port is faulty.

If the Nuvin does not charge at all , then the battery must be replaced.

Posted on Apr 13, 2009

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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 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

SOURCE: My Garmin nuvi 350, North America, will not show picture.

don't know I to use the garmin 350

Posted on May 05, 2008

SOURCE: Charging a Garmin Nuvi 260W

Generally most batterys are left on the charger overnight, thats a good way to ensure a full charge, but as you will be using it in your car, it doesn't matter much as power is always available.

To ensure best possible battery life when you have a brand new battery, charge it fully and then drain it almost to 0% Draining most batterys into 0% will be harmfull instead of helpful, I assume the nuvi uses a Li-ion battery so draining it fully is not a good idea, drain it almost fully and then charge it fully.

And you are good to go, repeat the process if you leave the unit unused for a month or two for best battery life.

Thank you,
IwillFixIT!!

Posted on Nov 15, 2008

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