Question about Garmin nuvi 350 GPS Receiver
Hi, my Garmin 350 speaker has gone dead. When I tap it, it comes back on all distorted and scratchy and then dies out again. The audio is ok when I use the headphone jack. Does anyone know how to replace the speaker?
I also have a second Nuvi 350 unit, but with US maps. Is there a way to transfer my Europe maps on to that unit and use that instead?
When you tap the GPS it is probably doing one of two things:
1. The tapping is temporarily reconnecting the broken voice coil in the speaker (speaker will need to be replaced)
2. The tapping is temporarily reconnecting a bad solder joint from the GPS motherboard to the speaker. (The solder joint will need to be resoldered)
You can either send the unit back for repair or purchase a FM modulator and retrieve the audio through your FM car stereo.
You can purchase an external FM modulator like those used on IPODS and CD players. I am using one on my Nuvi 350 and it works well. Just plug it into the headphone jack. Advice: Be sure to buy one that is crystal (PLL) controlled and NOT using a tuning dial. The FM modulators that use a tuning dial often tend to drift and they will also change frequency when you hit a bump in the road.
If you decide to send it back for repair, be sure to have your serial number handy. Register it online https://my.garmin.com/mygarmin/marketing/register.htm
if you haven't already done so.
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Posted on Jan 23, 2008
My Nuvi 350 speaker died after 2 days use so I returned it to the store and got a new one. It has been two days and this one is going bad as well. : - ( I contacted Garmin and they said I could return it to them but I think I will try and get my money back at the store and buy a 660 with the FM transmitter.
Posted on Jan 08, 2008
I am having the same problem, will post an answer if i gets an answer.
Posted on Dec 21, 2007
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