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I dropped my Garmin 350 GPS receiver and now it will no longer turn on (or off!) with battery alone - it must be plugged in to an external power source and then it will work normally. I don't know how to disassemble the case without breaking it to see what's going on inside and possibly fix it. Any suggestions appreciated. Thanks.

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Please see this link for more information:

http://www.sharc.net/gps_power_switch_repair.htm


- Jim

Posted on Sep 14, 2009

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