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Battery 276C My GPS started to act up. It was charging fine and all of a sudden one day it stopped. The message I am getting is that the battery is missing, but it isn't. And I can only get this missage while its pluged into the AC connector. The moment I unplug it, the systme shuts completely off. My question is before I invest in a new battery, would this be a sign that the battery has failed or have I lost connection internally on the device from the AC to the battery? RENSAN

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  • Anonymous Nov 11, 2008

    Same problem. Left the 276C unused for a 2 month period and also get "battery missing"

  • Anonymous Feb 02, 2009

    Same problem...

  • micke57 May 15, 2009

    When I try to start my 276C on battery, it's totally dead.
    When I connect it to AC power (or 12V adaptor) you can hardly see aa message "battery missing" on the screen. Then after a while it's working, but the moment I unplug it from AC power, the system shuts down.

  • Roger Goss Jul 31, 2013

    it's the batery I had the same problem

  • Roger Goss Jul 31, 2013

    same problem changed the battery good as new



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It is the battery. Buy a new one.

Posted on Oct 18, 2007



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This has happened to my battery twice now, each time after leaving it switched off for a few months. I am not impressed (1st time I sent it back to Garmin, who replaced it for me).
In that they sent me a new battery the first time, I would suggest that this is a continuous problem. I would avoid this consol for this reason.

Posted on Apr 20, 2008


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