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The screen asks me select state, and gives me the alphabet, but as soon as I touch "c"for California, it stops and will not let me continue spelling and goes blank.

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  • terrybonnieg May 08, 2008

    As soon as I push the "c" to spell california, it won't let me continue, and the screen becomes blank.

  • terrybonnieg May 10, 2008

    I cannot locate a reset button on the Garmin StreetPilot c340. Unfortunately, it did not come with a manual, that has to be downloaded off the computer, and I will try to do that as soon as I have time.

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Hi,

Have you tried doing a reset? Alternately, see if you can remove the battery for a few minutes. Of course reset and battery removal would revert unit back to factory default.

Pls post back with the make and model of your GPS device.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

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Posted on May 08, 2008

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    Louie Role May 08, 2008

    on the post of sweet_rascal, with his indulgence have you tried just entering "CA"

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    Louie Role May 08, 2008

    Try replacing the batteries or charge them. If the unit is new, charge for at least 16 hours.

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The names are abbriviated i think

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What is the exact device, are you using the newest driver and have all of the updates? Have you tried resetting it by removing all power sources.

Please let me know, thanks

Posted on May 08, 2008

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    Benjamin Patri May 10, 2008

    To reset your Garmin

    Pressing the power button to turn it off and then back on is the first thing otherwise the reset button is the next option.

    The reset button is under the face plate on the right side. You should be able to remove the face plate with your fingernail. Once removed, just press the reset button and turn it back on and it should be ready to go again.


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