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Garmin 330c battery died, then no signal

Help My garmin died. First the battery, (I have a new one on order) then the signal died. I opened it up and there isn't anything loose. Can an antenna just go bad? Could this somehow be connected to a bad battery?

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  • Anonymous Jan 03, 2008

    yes, I had the same problem. I am trying to send it back. Very unhappy!

  • Anonymous Jan 05, 2008

    Garman C330 died also and won't recharge in the vehicle. I already checked and replaced the fuse in the vehicle it still will not recharge???

  • Anonymous Feb 28, 2008

    garmin showed low battery after only 2 hours use and won't charge

  • NitinGupta3 Apr 25, 2008

    The first time Garmin C330 battery had around 8 hrs of life as claimed by manufacturer...BUt after that whatever amount of recharge you do, battery is not functioning..but the apparatus works with wired connection. Dont know whats wrong....

  • wanli Apr 26, 2008

    My C330 will not work when plugged in, or on battery it turns on for a second or so and then turns off. I can hold my finger on side button to keep screen lit, but as soon as I take my finger off it goes off. The unit is about a year and a half old.

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This how the antenna should be installed
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If they don't give you a new one under warranty I found an DYI GPS repair guide,so you can do it yourself too, not that difficult. The part is on Ebay. Also, there are third party Garmin repair services that will fix it for cheap.

Posted on Jul 21, 2010

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My battery died also.... garmin says you have to send it back to them and if the warrantee is out, it is a flat fee of $150.00
I just went to you-do-it electronics in Needhan, MA they are on the internet. I ordered the battery (special Order) for $36.00 the unit opens fine and the battery comes out. the new battery has the open wires to resolder to the 2 speakers. so it is duabale. I have to wait 4-5 days for shipping.
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Posted on Jul 31, 2008

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When you opened the GPS to check the battery there's a plate under the covers that keeps you from opening the unit all the way, because of the wires. Make sure you place that plate back in the correct location, because that's the antenna. It should be at an angle inside the top of the cover.

Posted on Jan 05, 2008

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It is very unlikely that the antenna has just gone bad when you opened up the gps unit did you notice if the battery had started leaking if so to what extent the electrolytes that leak from batteries is very corrosive and can destroy pcb's in no time at all if the battery was ok then it should just be a case of fitting the new battery gps systems can take up to five minutes to track satellites

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