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Battery I don't know where the battery goes

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Re: Battery

Here's a solution: STOP BUYING GARMIN !! I purchased TWO c330's. Both of their batteries have failed. BOTH units take over two minutes to locate satellites (regardless of my location). BOTH units take a LONG time to switch from Daylight to Night screen mode. I bought Garmin's because I THOUGHT I would be getting quality merchandise. Was I ever wrong ! Guess next time I'll try Tom-Tom (already had Magellan's ---reliable but tended to get lost easily !)

Spring Hill, FL

Posted on Mar 05, 2008

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Remove the front silver colored plastic frame from the front. you can use your finger nail to pry it open (underneath the upper side). You will then see 4 screws which will open the front cover. the battery (round cylinger) is under the metalic bent plate (2 more shiny screws) between the speakers.

hope this helps.

good luck.

Posted on Dec 29, 2007

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