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Garmin gps I have a garmin gps (street pilot c340) that is not turning on whether charged completely or not . It has not been damaged or dropped and is always kept in the glove compartment of my car. I went to use it and it has not been able to be turned on. It once came on briegly and then just blanked out. What may seem to be the problem.?

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  • elysmom Jul 18, 2008

    Ok, so how do I get the battery working properly. Or do I need it repaired. Is there somewhere I can take it to work properly. Or leave it out to air in room temperature to see if it may work...

  • laineydee Aug 30, 2008

    My Garmin 760 will not power on. I've tried leaving it on the pc hookup, on the car charger and on the dc charger. What else can I try?

  • azkyote Sep 06, 2008

    my street pilot c340 is about 2 years old.  It has worked perfectly until a week ago.  While plugged in to  my truck's 12v receptacle, I push the on button and it flashes on for abot two seconds.  If I hold the on button, the screen lights up, but as soon as I release the button, the screen goes black.  I have charged it for four hours.  Any ideas?


  • js0426 Sep 27, 2008

    Not turning on. Held the reset button for 30 seconds then tried to turn it on still nothing. the product has barely been used. Worked about 4 months ago. It is not registering a charge and is hooked into the computer. What shall I do?

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Thanks moocows1 !!

The reset did it. To take the front frame off, insert a fingernail in a notch at the top center of the display frame.

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I had the same problem with the unit not turning on. there is a master rest button behind the front shield remove the small plastis strip from around the front area and on the right there is a reset button hold it for 30 sec and try it again . it worked for me.

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Keeping the unit in the glove compartment is not a good idea, for a couple of reasons. If anyone suspects you have the unit, the glove box is the first place they will look. Secondly, it gets very hot/cold in the glove compartment, depending on the ambient temperature. It is not good for the unit, or the battery, to be subjected to extremes in temperatures. It is possible the battery is no longer working properly as a result.

Posted on Jul 18, 2008

  • Kevin Miller Jul 18, 2008

    Give the unit time to reach room temperature and try it again. If it still doesn't function properly, you should contact Garmin about replacing the battery.

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