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FineDrive 350 GPS

Unit works great as long as you are attached to one of the power sources, however the battery loses charge in 3 minutes. It appears to be ruined by over charging. I like the unit. It meets my need, but I need to have the battery function restored. Question: How/Where do I go to get the battery replaced?

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  • Anonymous Dec 29, 2007

    New Information: The Fine Drive 350 was made for Fine Tech by the Nav Tour Folks. They have an outgoing unit called the Nav Tour 147 which is identical to the Fine Drive 350. I have emailed their support unit and asked about getting a new battery or better yet, will they service the unit? I will keep this item posted on the result.

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Finedigitalusa.com had a repair service but I have not been able to contact them for some time now. sorry...

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  • vince954 Dec 28, 2007

    I took a peek inside mine, it uses a 3.7v 1400mah battery like those used in cell phones but with a 4 wire connector. I cant imagine being able to locate this aside from the factory. the company that finedrive sends you to for service (C&C) wireless did not show anything for the 350 on their site but they do offer repairs on the 400. it may be worth the call.



    I do have one problem you may be able to help me with, in my unit the memory card poped out and my puppy found it, well, to make a long story short he did not like the taste. I now find myself in need of the data on the card, would it be possible to send a blank card to you or any other member that could copy the data to it for me?

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