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Battery 276C My GPS started to act up. It was charging fine and all of a sudden one day it stopped. The message I am getting is that the battery is missing, but it isn't. And I can only get this missage while its pluged into the AC connector. The moment I unplug it, the systme shuts completely off. My question is before I invest in a new battery, would this be a sign that the battery has failed or have I lost connection internally on the device from the AC to the battery? RENSAN

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Re: Battery 276C - Garmin GPSMAP 276C GPS Receiver GPS Devices

It is the battery. Buy a new one.

Posted on Oct 18, 2007

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This has happened to my battery twice now, each time after leaving it switched off for a few months. I am not impressed (1st time I sent it back to Garmin, who replaced it for me).
In that they sent me a new battery the first time, I would suggest that this is a continuous problem. I would avoid this consol for this reason.

Posted on Apr 20, 2008

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