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How do I replace the battery in my Garmin Nuvi 350 ?

I am fairly handy but stupid at times. I left my Garmin sitting on the dash board of my car for a week in Sunny South Florida. I was lucky that my car was not broken into but now my battery has seen it's better days. The battery life will not last more then a few minutes. Even though the ICON show full charge.

I've look at the unit but can't figure out the proper way to take it apart. Does anyone out there know how? I am out of the warranty period and from what I see the cost to send it back to the factory is $ 75.00. Changing a battery should be simple even if I have to solder it in. I've found a supplier of the batteries but I still need instructions.

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  • David Helton Dec 23, 2007

    My Garmin Nuvi 350 battery has seen it's better day's, I contacted Garmin tech support 12-07 and they have a flat service fee of $175 when a product is not under warranty. I found new a lithium ion battery that is supposed to be for the Garmin Nuvi 350 among others but I'm not sure how to access the battery. I am a hvac tech with an electrical background and experience but I don't want to destroy my Nuvi 350 trying to replace the battery, can you help? David H.

  • shaynadad Feb 11, 2008

    I am one of those people who is fairly skilled in opening and fixing
    things. However, I like to avoid breaking things when it comes to
    fixing something. It's better to learn from other peoples
    mistakes. So far not one person even started to speak on how to
    begin to open the case. I will not go for the $ 175 service
    fee. My Nuvi has no screws and I need to know if there are clips
    ( If so about where are they under the plastic or if the case is
    glued. I plan to attempt a little force with a thin screw driver
    and if that fails start to work I'll upgrade to an exacto knife into
    the seam that goes around the unit. Again. If anyone knows
    of the proper method to open the case then by all means please tell
    before I damage this Nuvi 350

  • EdyVanhaylin Mar 07, 2008

    So how was teh unit opened what technique.. right now mine is acting like a POS and i do not mind trying to pry it apart.

  • SHARCNET-USA
    SHARCNET-USA May 11, 2010

    The Nuvi battery CAN be replaced. Let me know if you would like for me to replace your battery for a reasonable price. - Jim



    Contact me: KS3R at sharc dot net

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There are two hidden (torx T5) screws underneath where the antenna pivot. You will have to remove the antenna first in order to get to these two torx screws. Then you can use one of those plastic case opener (iPod case opener work great).

Do not try prying the unit apart until you have removed the antenna and the two hidden torx screws, otherwise you will destroy your Nuvi.

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Thanks for your input, But I did sucessfully replace the battery on my NUVI 350. :)

That's what this web site is all about, empowering the common people to fix their problems, maybe in turn they will help others.


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I have successful replace my Nuvi 680 Battery. Don't even spend a penny to replace your battery. You ought to take control of your hard working dollar by replacing on your own. Don't let people out there to discourage you. If you have determination and lack of idea, be patient with yourself and always give yourself a chance to fix it on your own.

As for 680, find the two hidden screws behind the antenna. Once you remove the screw be careful once pry open. Good Luck.

Alway take precaution when handling delicate parts. I wish you the best of luck. If you have a shaking hand, ask your friend for help. There are many wonderful people out there who will do just for the shake of helping other. As for return, you just have them a big smile with two words "thank you".

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The Nuvi is not designed to be serviced by the user.

Posted on Jan 28, 2008

  • Kevin Miller Feb 11, 2008

    While what you say about empowering common people to fix their TECHNICAL problems is true and the reason I post solutions here on a regular basis, most people will not have the ability to remove and replace the battery in a similar situation without damaging the unit. I am happy you had success in doing so, but I stand by my reply that the Nuvis, as well as most portable GPS receivers, are not designed to be serviced by the users. If you have any questions or problems of a technical nature, I will be happy to try to assist in the future.

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