Question about Garmin nuvi 350 GPS Receiver
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.
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.
Posted on Mar 14, 2008
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.
Posted on Feb 08, 2008
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".
Posted on Sep 28, 2009
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