Question about Garmin Nuvi 350 Car GPS Receiver

1 Answer

Garmin Nuvi 350 with Ver: 5.30 software

The problem with Nuvi 350 is: I just dwnloaded Ver: 5.30 and it runs fine until I plug in either USB charger then it instantly displays a picture of a compter with a USB cable running to the unit. At this point it is frozen up and the only way to unfreeze or use the unit is to unplug the charger. I've tried the reset as well but no better. Any ideas ? Paul

Posted by on

  • PhilPhotog Jun 09, 2008

    I have the same problem. Loaded the same software rev you did and now my unit shows the computer symbol everytime I plug it in to my cigarette lighter. I'm glad I'm not the only one having the problem... so what's the solution? Any ideas?

  • subs956 Jun 23, 2008

    Same problem; once the battery is depleted, the unit is useless until battery is recharged and it's very slow to charge. Seems odd that the Nuvi 350 would be designed to be inoperable while charging!!!


1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

From your description this sounds like normal functioning unless I am missing something. When the unit is connected with the USB cable to a computer, it will appear as a storage device (i.e. disk drive) to the computer. I.e. Open 'My computer' and you should see it in the list of devices as another disk drive such as E: or F: or whatever the next available drive letter is on your computer. Now open the drive letter and you will see the files in the NUVI. On mine I see the user's manual as a .pdf (Adobe) file. I don't have explanantions of what the other files contain, but I believe in the user's manual there are explanations for at least some of the files. One or more contain user data and this gives you a way to back up this information so that if you perform a software upgrade that erases all this data, you can re-load it into the Garmin when you are done with the upgrade. You can copy any of these files to your computer by doing a typical file copy operation. I would be careful not to delete any files unless you know what you are doing. I believe deleting some files may cause the Garmin to stop operating, but I'm not sure.

Posted on Apr 01, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Shut off

You should only see the computer icon when plugging the 350 into a USB port on the PC. If you see it when plugging in a car charger/adapter, then there may be a problem with the mini-USB port on the 350 or the charger is an after-market charger that is not electrically compatible with a Garmin charger. Please see this link for more info:

May 29, 2013 | Garmin Nuvi 350 Car GPS Receiver

1 Answer

Nuvi 350 will not run on DC charger

Make sure your DC & AC charger is a OEM charger.

There is a good chance that there is a bad connection on the mini-USB port.

What happens when you plug the unit into the cradle and NOT use the mini-USB jack?

- Jim

Apr 19, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 350 GPS Receiver

1 Answer

My Garmin Nuvi 300/350(2 years old) comes on and

I solved the problem by charging internal battery using the 120V. charger that came with the unit. I was not aware, that the cord in car was not charging my Nuvi and that it was running OK. until the battery was low and quit. I have to check this cord. Peter W.

Oct 01, 2009 | Garmin Nuvi 350 Car GPS Receiver

3 Answers

When i plug in my garmin to a car charger it

u need to replace the battery, they last about 2 years on average.

Sep 10, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 350 GPS Receiver

1 Answer

Nuvi 350 System Software Missing

If you have a nuvi 350 download the software to your computer and then load the software onto a formatted sd card. Insert the sd card and bootup the Nuvi 350. The sofware will then load onto the Nuvi 350. If you have a Nuvi 200 I would think it works the same but I have not tried it.
Hope this helps

May 12, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

2 Answers

Garmin gps won't charge while driving

If the Nuvi won't charge when connected to charge but charges on USB, then the charger port is faulty.

If the Nuvin does not charge at all , then the battery must be replaced.

Dec 27, 2008 | Garmin Nuvi 350 Car GPS Receiver

2 Answers

Garmin nuvi 200 pick up charger as a usb cable

The problem is very simple... The GPS unit perceives whatever you plug in depending on the power supply figure.
If you car charger is not giving enough power, then the GPS perceive the cable as being connected to a pc.... thus not charging. Check with an car electrician if you can raise the power supply on your car...

Nov 24, 2008 | Garmin nuvi 350 GPS Receiver

1 Answer

Garmin Nuvi 350 Traffic Receiver connection

You have to power the unit via the mount by either using the cigar charger in the car or snap off the mount from the ball and socket and power it via the mains adapter.

Jan 02, 2008 | Garmin GTM 12 FM TMC Traffic Receiver...

1 Answer

Garmin 350 issues

Just solved the same problem on my N?vi 350. Looks like my unit had a bad day, because it WAS a software problem. This is what I did: Press and hold the upper right corner off the main screen. Go next, next ... till you reach the audio test page. There you can try several thing. What worked for me was the Test Frequencies button - and then Play. Suddenly there was sound again :) Best Regards Karin

Aug 04, 2007 | Garmin nuvi 350 GPS Receiver

Not finding what you are looking for?
Garmin Nuvi 350 Car GPS Receiver Logo

411 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Garmin GPS Experts


Level 3 Expert

2124 Answers


Level 3 Expert

70346 Answers

TO Lady

Level 3 Expert

638 Answers

Are you a Garmin GPS Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides