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How to replace internal batery for garmin gps cx12

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SOURCE: Replacement Memory Battery

The Garmin GPS III and III plus use a tabbed lithium coin battery. Its is a Panasonic BR-2032. You can buy these for about $2 from larger electronic suppliers. The problem is that the shipping or minimum order will make that $2 battery cost you about $25. For you cheap guys there is a solution. You buy a CP-2032 and a coin holder. $2-3 for the battery and $1-$2 for the holder. 6 screws to open the case, cut the wires close to the battery as possible. Solder the wires to the coin holder (good idea to heat shrink or cover the solder joints), put in the new battery and you are done the easy bit. You will most likely have to trim away some of the plastic on the holder such as legs or other things sticking out. Unfortunately you can't really do this with out fitting it in the case and you don't want to do that until you have the holder on the wires so it will be in the right place. Once you get that, simply play with it until you can put the screws back in. And tighten gently. Not too much or the gasket will be squeezed too far out. Put tAA'sx AA's back in, take it outside so it has an unobstructed view of the sky, set it down and go for a long coffee or three. It will now download the almanac and any other data which can take 15 minutes or more depending on the satellites. You should see a low battery error and other errors such as saved data lost. Ignore these. You can put it on a external power plug or just leave it off with the AA's and in 5-7 days it will have reset the error as it figures it it now charged. You get the battery error even with a new fresh charged battery. I think there is a Garmin reset code to force this but none of the codes I have tried have worked.

Posted on Nov 13, 2008

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SOURCE: garmin gps III / internal

March 2009 I replaced the solder type battery of my GPS III Plus with a battery holder (clip) that a “Basic CR or BR2032 Coin type battery”, without solder connections, that is, they simply clip into place. Replacement batteries can be purchased at less than a $1.00 of E-Bay.

Posted on Mar 09, 2009

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SOURCE: What sort of internal memory battery is in my garmin 12xl?

You can find the battery here:

To open the case, scrape the sealant in the grove around the unit; then use a flat screwdriver, as wide as possible, that fits in the grove. Place the screwdriver on all sides and different places. Rotate the screwdriver gently until the glue tears and both gps housings can be separated.

To replace the battery you will need to be handy in soldering in tight spaces.

Posted on Mar 30, 2009

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SOURCE: How to replace battery of Garmin StreetPilot C530 GPS ?

This is not a job for amateurs. You will need a few special tools, and a new battery (3.7 volt / 2200 mAh).
1- Use an old credit card to gently pry off the aqua-blue bezel from the face. That's the piece of trim that fits around the screen.
2- You will see four small #0 Phillips screws. Use a #0 Phillips driver to remove these four screws. You must have a steady, firm grip, and apply a good amount of pressure, or you can strip the heads. Try turning each screw just a tiny bit at a time, until they turn easy.
3- Sit the unit on a table, with the display facing up, and the serial # facing you.
4- Grip the front part, with the display, and pull it out of the back dish, about 4 cm. You may have to jiggle it a bit, to get the steel bracket holding the satellite detector to come loose. Do not yank it further than about 4 cm or you can rip off the flat cable.
5- Fold the display down, toward you, and rest it flat on the table.
6- You will see a steel bracket holding the battery in the dish part. Remove the two #0 screws holding the battery bracket. You may have to peel it off the battery, if there is adhesive around the battery.
7- The hard part: You have to decide to solder the new leads to the speakers (if your new battery came with the special connector), or else clip the 3 wires from the old battery and splice the old leads/wires to the new battery.

Posted on Aug 30, 2009

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SOURCE: my garmin won't turn on. I have tried the plug in

it does have an internal battery, but that normally wont prevent it
from turning on unless the battery is defective.

plug it in to the usb cable on your computer for a while (normally it will start right up) then slide to power switch to the on position for about ten seconds.

if that fails, press and hold the lower right corner of the screen and then slide the power switch to the on position while holding the lower right corner of the screen and follow the directions once it starts

i can give you something else to try before you go and spend money on a battery...a battery should be the last thing to do, even though it will more often then not fix the problem thats tempory..

if it turns out you think you need a battery, i will point you to one with instructions on how to change it.


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