I have had the C340 unit for a couple of years and has been workin fine. Since a couple of weeks ago it takes about 2 minutes to find the satellites and start navigating. Also, the voice becomes very slow and low pitch! Any ideas?
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Re: Garmin C340 startup
The clue is that the voice is slowing and low pitch. The main processor time base has slowed... which means everything will be buggy.
First try would be to Reset the unit. Remove the face cover (GENTLY pry it loose by the fingernail groove directly under the GARMIN logo), press the RESET button, then reattach front cover... this is covered in the owners manual, available online.
If not, then it sounds like a hardware failure... time for a 1-800-800-1020 call (their customer service number)
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the screen of the Garmin StreetPilot C340. If the touch screen does not
seem to respond when you hit it with your finger or a stylus, you may
need to calibrate it. To do this, turn the unit off and then hold down
the "Power" key for approximately one minute. You will see a
calibration screen come up that will recalibrate the GPS unit.
the Garmin StreetPilot C340. If your GPS unit is not responding or is
stuck on a particular screen, it may need to be reset in order to
operate. To reset, remove the face plate of the unit by gently prying
it off. Locate the "Reset" button under the face plate and press down
in order to restart the device.
the fuse of the Garmin StreetPilot C340. If the fuse blows on the GPS,
you will need to make a replacement using an ACG/3AG 2 amp fuse.
Unscrew the adapter cord at the end and remove the fuse found there.
Put in the new fuse to see if this returns function to the unit.
the software for your Garmin StreetPilot C340. If the GPS is not
providing you with correct directional information, you may need to
update the software or download new maps onto the device. Connect the
Garmin StreetPilot C340 with the USB cord to your PC and log on the Garmin website for available updates.
I had the same problem on a trip. Required two fixes and once I did this the unit worked fine.
1. Replace the fuse in the car adapter (reason it wasn't charging when I used it in the car).
2. See the users manual on page 31 regarding resetting your C340. http://www8.garmin.com/manuals/StreetPilotc340_OwnersManual.pdf
Have you tried resetting the unit? It sounds like you may have a problem that Garmin needs to address. I would try to reset it first, then make sure you have the latest firmware loaded on the unit. If you still have the problem, it may have to be sent to Garmin for repair.
Avoid buying Garmin GPS. Their units have a non user replaceable battery that last about 2 years. After that, you have to send the unit to Garmin to replace the battery and be hit with at least $150 plus shipping. Possibly more if they need to fine tune something else. Look at other brands with easier battery replacement such as Sony, Navigon, etc. Garmin is a total rip off.