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Garmin nuvi 300/350

I charged my unit with the PC and it turns on, but there's no instruction screen.

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Try doing a reset. The button is located under the face plate. Pry off by lifting just under the Garmin name.

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Make sure that you buy a lead specially for the Garmin for use in the car its the only type of SAT NAV that you will have this problem with.

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