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StreetPilot c340 will not power on - even with soft reset

- I did a soft reset...still no power on
- Tried to charge by car charger (fuse works fine) and by USB on PC...still no luck
- The only thing that happens is when the garmin is connected to the PC via USB and I Hold the "Soft reset" button for 3-4 seconds, the computer gives a message of "USB Device not recognized"

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  • five40kix Jul 26, 2008

    Does this sound like a dead battery issue...or worse?

  • irishbutterf Jul 28, 2008

    I m having the same problems and my warranty was just up. On hold with garmin will post info of what they tell me....

  • irishbutterf Jul 28, 2008

    well, after being on hold with garmin for 32 minutes they want me to send them the unit back and will repair it at no cost. Try calling garmin I purchased mine on may 25th, 2007.





  • katwoman62 Sep 22, 2008

    street pilot c340 gps

  • b1moran Sep 27, 2008

    My Garmin c340 wont turn on at all. Doesnt look easy to take apart either... Its about a year old.

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Well after being on hold with garmin for 32 minutes they told me to send them the unit back and will repair at no cost.
My unit was purchased on may 27th 2007.

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