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Garmin c330 my screen has frozen and the thing won't even turn off

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  • Anonymous Feb 27, 2008

    The unit operates for about 30 seconds and then freezes. It will not react to touch screen.

  • Anonymous Apr 24, 2008

    My garmin 350 forze and I cannot turn it off or on. How do I unfreeze it?

  • aatchley May 04, 2008

    I was downloading the new 2009 map and my streetpilot c330 froze and the screen say Loader loading...

  • Anonymous May 11, 2008


  • 5mark6 May 17, 2008

    exactly the same. won't turn off and no controls work.

  • Anonymous May 31, 2008

    I tried webupdate and the screen froze on me too. HELP!!!

  • jens3117 Jun 08, 2008

    I droppd my garmin c330 and now the screen is white and it will make noise but it wont turn off...

  • Anonymous Jun 25, 2008

    My Garmin c330 simply froze while in use. Nothing works and I can not shut it off. Is there a quick fix?

  • fcarnes Feb 12, 2009

    My C330 Froze while in use and will not turn off.

    Is there anything I can do to repair this unit??

    Frank Carnes


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Pull the front faceplate off. There is a small indentation under the word Garmin which you could use a finger nail to lift off the faceplate. After the faceplate is off, on the right side is a reset button. Hold it down for 3 seconds and then try powering up the unit. If the battery is completely dead you might have to recharge the battery for about 10-15 minutes to get it to start.

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Your suggestion worked. Thanks! You are awesome. I have had my unit for 2 years now and not had any problems until today.

Posted on Feb 08, 2008

Thanks audiqv8, you solved my problem!!!!

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To fix the "Bossy Lady", you can change to a different voice in the settings. There is a British voice and that lady is much nicer and polite (all the other voices are not in English).

btw- thanks for pointing out the reset button... it worked for me too.

Posted on May 17, 2008

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Awesome. It worked. i thought I was looking at $300 down the drain! Sometimes the voice gets too bossy (thats her name now, Bossy) and i have to turn her down, the thing just froze up when i tried to power it off. She doesn't like me as much as she likes my husband....She's always had it out for me. She takes me the longest and most undesirable routes. Thought she got me this time...haha. i won this round bossy!

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Frozen screen solution above said to take the face plate when we were trying to do that, the butter knife touched the metal through the slot on the left side where there is an opening, it reset the garmin and now it is working.

Posted on Feb 16, 2009

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reset button under thin band on face plate. mine did the same thing

Posted on Jun 27, 2008

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SOURCE: Frozen Screen

I had this problem and the only way to solve a frozen screen is to let the unit run out of battery and bring it back to life. Battery will die out on you for 6~8 hours. Once battery is dead you must do the following.

Waking up your c330...

If you left your Garmin c330 on running the battery will have 1% life left. If you turn c330 back on again, it will flash screen for 3 seconds then die, even charging it at this point will not wake it back up. TO BRING IT BACK TO LIFE... plug in the power home or car into Garmin c330. There is a tab in the front Garmin gray frame of your screen. You must take like your fingernails and under the logo "GARMIN" pull the whole gray plastic frame off. Underneath the plastic frame to the right hand side. There is a "RESET" button. Make sure power is plugged in while hitting reset. Your battery should come back to life. Cheers

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