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My Garmin c530 GPS will not turn on

I have the Garmin c530 and I was using it then it turned off. I figured the battery died and plugged it into my car charger. I tried to turn it on and again and it would not work. So, I brought the unit inside and tried to charge using my computer, and that did not work. Is the unit's internal battery bad? If so, can that be fixed? How much does the repair cost?

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Hi,
Pull the face off it, press the reset button, this may work,
If it will not reset, or work in the house or the car, the battery will need replacing,
http://www8.garmin.com/support/outofwarranty.html
Around $100 for new battery
Regards.

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