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Where can I get the battery replaced?(will not hold a charge)

Also, the unit will "freeze up", can I send it to Garmin for repair??

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The battery CAN be replaced, however it is not an easy swap battery pack.
The battery in all garmin units is soldered directly to the PCB.
Garmin does not have authorized repair centers, and they have a flat-rate repair if your unit is no longer under warranty.

CLICK HERE to see more information about sending it back.
Your unit is listed as a $89 flat rate repair.

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MAKE SURE to use a Garmin charger!!!!!!

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