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Garmin C340 GPS - Will Not Power On

I bouhgt a refurbished Garmin C340 GPS system. It's 2 days old and will not power on. It would not power on out fo the box. When I snapped the C340 into its cradle whioch was plugged inot my car's cigarrette lighter socket it worked immediately. And it worked fairly well - it did take about 10 minutes to locate satellites. But it worked slick. I used it for about 30 minutes and stopped at a store. I was in the store for about 50 minutes. When I came out the C340 would not power up. I took off the face plate and hit the reset button, it still will not power up. I have connected it to my PC, but sicne it won't power on the Windows XP software doesn't know what the device is and stops the loading of my Garmin GPS driver diskette. So the unit appears dead. Is there anything I can do or should I just return it and buy a Magellan?

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  • Anonymous Oct 24, 2008

    garmin c330 will not power up. The word GARMIN appears

    and then device shuts down immediately.

  • Anonymous Oct 25, 2008

    Our Garmin 340, which is less than a year old, just stopped working suddenly too. I see it is discontinued now.

  • Anonymous Oct 26, 2008

    My C340 has been used for 2 years. Today it showed low battery before I used it in my car. It did calculated the route however crashed while I drove. I tried to charged in my car and it did not work and always dead. So I am trying to use USB to charge it with my computer. It gave me the error message that "USB device Not Recognized" (I did not install the C340 USB driver in my PC before). Is there anyway to fix this problem?

  • yzrone Nov 28, 2008

    I too let my internal battery get too low and it shut down. Now I can not get it to take a charge. I have tried to charge it using the USB from my compiuter, the car charger, and an AC charger to no avail. The unit of course will not turn on at all. Any help is appreciated.

  • Anonymous Dec 31, 2008

    It power's up for a little while and shuts down before it can even load the maps

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Thanks. This helped me fix the problem. 

Posted on Oct 26, 2008

I just bought (and received yesterday) a refurbished unit through Amazon.com. I had the same power problem. Finally I figured out that I could charge the battery by hooking the unit up to my computer with the USB cable. The battery fully charged after about three hours. The unit makes a loud sound when the battery is full.

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