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Garmin streetpilot c330 will not stay turned on. i charge it at usb, but as soon as i unplug it, it cuts off.

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Have the same problem on a 3 yr old unit cant wait to see the responses. will not take a charge anothersite said replace battery from mds batteries but I can not find a listing

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You need to change the battery inside the unit. it's very easy to do. Just under the Garmin Logo at the top, you can feel a place to pull the face off.
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Here I've turned the unit over and put a screw driver where the pull is. Just pull the face right off.
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Once off, garmin streetpilot c330 will not stay turned on. - 2dc7397.jpg screws in each corner.
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When pulling apart, keep note of the top of the Garmin unit. The antenna is right on top and drops easily. If you don't take note of the orientation, you may not be ablegarmin streetpilot c330 will not stay turned on. - c062787.jpgback. I've highlighted some points to keep in mind when taking this apart.
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I can't stress enough how to be careful at this point. You need to remogarmin streetpilot c330 will not stay turned on. - f41f7e0.jpgy so that you can put it back. It's not hard but can be confusing.
Once apagarmin streetpilot c330 will not stay turned on. - cbbbdee.jpgre two screws holding the battery.
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Behind this metal plate is the battery.
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Unfortunately, the battery leads (black, red, green) also share the same plug as the speakers (brown, white). So you can guess that some soldering or taping of wires is garmin streetpilot c330 will not stay turned on. - c775f6f.jpghe battery can be purchased on Ebay.

Should you need a new USB plug, your better off purchasing a new unit. The USB port is soldered to the board and is not serviceable. Unless your really good with a soldering iron.
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Posted on Apr 20, 2009

  • kathyhenders Jan 08, 2011

    Thank you for your post. I will try to find a battery at a local battery store, if not I'll go on ebay.

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