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C330 will not charge using supplied cable

When removed from the box unit seemed to have worked ok. After battery low came on the unit turned it self off. After plugging unit into car's cigarette lighter
there were no change, unit continues to power off even with charge cable attached. I plugged unit into computer port and successfully down-loaded up-dates. Unit seems to be charging now from computer. It is on now. When I place in back in my vehicle will should it re-charge or deplete again and if so what then should I do.

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  • toodley Mar 08, 2008

    My Garmin c330 will not charge. I replaced the battery and it still is not taking a chrage no matter if using the USB or wall charger unit.

  • Anonymous Mar 09, 2008

    c330 will not charge when plug into car. it will charge when i plug it in my computer

  • Moncia Jun 11, 2008

    does not charge at all. I plugged to computer for hours, once unplugged it powered off.

  • Moncia Jul 10, 2008

    I have the same problem. I have left it plugged into computer for two days and still turns off when I unplug it. Could it be a problem withe the driver? I don't go on long enough rides to charge in the car.

  • worrellk52 Sep 05, 2008

    will not charge by power cable



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I have experienced the same problem. The cause of the problem seems to be the bad contact between the navigator and the cradle. If the contact can be improved, the problem will disappear. How to improve the contact ?
Any suggestions are welcom.

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It should function now. If you have any further problems, try charging from the computer for about 10 hours. This sometimes solves problems like yours.

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