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My garmin streetpilot c340's screen turns on and then goes black. I have it plugged into my car but it still won't stay on.

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  • navincsc Feb 04, 2009

    I've had my streetpilot for 1 year and I now have the same problem. Hope someone out there has a fix. I sure do miss having it.

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I found the solution on another blog. He said to try resetting the reset button . It worked. The button is located under the front screen. Remove screen frame by fingernail under the Garmin name. I'm thrilled. navinscs

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