Question about Garmin StreetPilot c340 GPS Receiver

1 Answer

Low battery, won't charge

The gps unit said low battery (while in car adapter) and eventually turned off, even though still in the car charger. i can no longer get it to even turn on. any ideas?

Posted by on

×

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 4 Answers

Connect the garmin to your computer using the usb port. It will start charging then. For some reason when the battery goes dead in this unit the only way to charge it is with computer. the car adaptor will not work once the battery gets real low.

Posted on Apr 20, 2009

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My Garmin Nuvi 265W Won't turn on


Lets put the battery issue aside for the moment. A Nuvi should power up as soon as the charger is plugged into it. It will turn on even if the battery has been removed. Of course, once you remove the charger, the unit will die immediately because the battery has been removed.

The first thing I would suggest doing is trying a reset. There are 2 ways to reset a Nuvi 2xx or 2xxW.

On some units (earlier versions), there is a flap on the bottom of the unit that you press in momentarily to reset the unit. There will be a label on the bottom with the units serial number and the word "reset" on the label.

The other method (newer versions) is to slide the on/off power switch to the left and hold it for at least 10 seconds.

Another common problem with these units are loose/broken connections on the rear USB port. There are 5 pins on this port. If the power pins are loose/broken, the unit will not be able to charge the battery. The unit will not turn on because the battery is dead. Even if you plug in the charger, there battery will not charge.

The unit will not charge the battery if it won't turn on.

More information can be found here:

http://www.sharc.net/discus/messages/6/313.html?1338221806

http://www.sharc.net/gps_battery_repair.htm
http://www.sharc.net/gps_charger_repair.htm

Mar 26, 2013 | Garmin nuvi 265 Car GPS Receiver

1 Answer

Garmin nuvi 40 will not charge


Sounds like a defective unit. You've tried everything their support people would walk you through.
Sorry...

Oct 31, 2012 | Garmin Nuvi 40

1 Answer

My Tomtom 300 Go won't charge?


It appears that the battery will not hold a (good) charge anymore. If it is still under warranty, contact TomTom to address that problem. They may replace the unit for you.
It is not unusual for (rechargeable) batteries to loose it's capability to hold a good charge if it is plugged in (to a power source) all the time, even while it is not in use.

May 06, 2012 | Tomtom GO 300 GPS Receiver

1 Answer

Low Battery notice kept coming on


TRY RESETTING THE UNIT - Also - charge the unit over night with a WALL CHARGER - this helped when mine pulled that same stunt. Eventually it went away after charging it over night in the wall. Here's how to reset -it just puts everything back to factory settings - 1- Turn unit on WHILE HOLDING your thumb in the lower right corner as shown in picture. 2-Select YES 5770b9e.jpg
57f6180.jpg

May 03, 2010 | Garmin StreetPilot C330 GPS Receiver

1 Answer

Unit will not power on.


its probably not the battery, your gps should run even without a battery if the power port/circuit is ok. unfortunately this is a common problem that the usb port gets damaged with this and many other model of magellans gps systems.

if you had it plugged in to the car charger, make sure the green light is on while charging, if its not, you might have a blown fuse in the charger or the fuse for the cigarette adapter in the car.

if the green light is on, try letting it on for a few hours, then try and turn it on. if and when it turns on, you can verify if its charging by going to the system settings then the power option. the battery bar should turn green and move from right to left if its charging. if the battery is slightly low but the bar is not moving left to right, then its not charging.


you can check the charging by using the usb cable provided with your unit and hook it up to your computer to verify if its charging. but i suspect it has a bad power port (usb connector)

i hate to be the barer of bad news, because rarely do i get a good rating for being the barer of bad news, but hopefully you just have a bad charger or a blown fuse in your adapter or car.

good luck

bill

Oct 19, 2009 | GPS

1 Answer

Gps 350


Press the Power button on the top right corner of the case.
If unit will not power on, battery may be dead. Try connecting car charger or power adapter to unit.
To charge battery faster, leave unit connected to power adapter or car cord. Press and hold Power button to turn unit off. Screen will show "Going into charge mode."

Jul 25, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 350 GPS Receiver

1 Answer

Gps dosen't hold a charge. ac power charge, or mobil charge


Ahh, the notorious battery problem. I had (2) units that would not charge or turn on (red light just kept flashing). I opened the unit and disconnected the battery on (1) and completely removed the leaking battery on the other since I could not find replacements batteries. The units work fine now when plugged in (AC or DC adapter of course !). Still looking for a replacement battery...

Jun 06, 2009 | Nextar Q3 GPS Receiver

3 Answers

Garmin Nuvi 760


Sounds like you both have a battery problem. I experienced a similar problem when trying to charge via the USB-cable connected to my computer.
Ended up buying an original charger (expensive) and the charging went smooth.
The car charger should in any case work fine, so probably your battery is not very healthy.

Try holding your finger on the battery symbol for about 10 sec. The unit will then switch to a technical page. There you can observe the battery and charging voltage. When I plug in my computer USB-cable, I read around 4,4V and that is not sufficient for charging my battery.
When connected to the original charger, this voltage rises to about 5V which gives a nice charge. When unplugging charger, the unit displays the battery capacity. If the charging voltage is OK, but battery capacity drops quickly after you unplug charger cable, the battery is probably bad. (Of course you have to charge is for some time) I think around 4V battery voltage give 100% capacity. 3,9V gives about 90% capacity.
This will not solve your problem, but can give you an idea about what is wrong.
Good luck.

Oct 28, 2008 | Garmin Nuvi 760 Handheld GPS Receiver

1 Answer

Nuvi 200 GPS


We did not have a charger to plug in the GPS to charge, so my husband plugged it into a battery charger. I guess the battery charger was low, so it drained the unit rather than charging it. It was so low it would not come on again. I have an electric charger that adapts the car charger into AC current, so I tried that and the unit came on. Problem solved and the GPS is working again. Thanks for responding.

Jun 20, 2008 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS

Not finding what you are looking for?
Garmin StreetPilot c340 GPS Receiver Logo

611 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Garmin GPS Experts

SHARCNET-USA
SHARCNET-USA

Level 3 Expert

2130 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76109 Answers

TO Lady

Level 3 Expert

638 Answers

Are you a Garmin GPS Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...