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Won't turn on

I just purchased my Nuvi 350 and it turned on just fine for one week. Now the screen is just blank - even when connected to an AC outlet. Any suggestions?

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  • wiremanjon Jun 27, 2008

    I've had my Nuvi 360 for over a year and suddenly it won't turn on--black screen. Nothing I do seems to matter although I see faint horizontal lines(unlit) when I hold in the reset button and that's about it. Can't see paying Garmin much to fix it as it has the old maps as well and I've seen new ones for $230 or so. Maybe I'll open it up and try disconnecting the Battery and see if it'll reboot after that.

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Fixed it! Ok there are two tiny screws at top of the antenna that you can just barely see or get out.You've got to get them out first.Then I removed my antenna by applying a thin screw driver to the left side from rear view(near power button )and a black cam with a spring in the middle popped out. You may not have to remove the antenna itself -I don't remember-see if you can skip this step.Once the 2 screws are removed you can unsnap the unit. The screen portions two cables can be left plugged in, but you need to remove the antenna cable/connection at this point.A little black strip should be rotated upwards and the cable will come free, Later when putting back together place cable in assy and push down small black strip till it locks the cable in place again.Next remove the one large philips screw that holds down the board so you can pivot it forward. Once you get the board pivoted forward you'll see a small connector with red and black wires coming from the battery,all I did was disconnect it for 10 seconds or so,plugged it back in, pressed the power on button and after I did,the unit came back to life! I then very carefully put it back together and checked everything! so far so good! Good luck

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