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Nuvi 350 power button doesn't work

I too have the Nuvi 350 power button problem; I have to put a lot of pressure on it to get it on or off.
How much for a repair?

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  • vettes Aug 21, 2008

    Can not turn it on.

  • Halcon1 Aug 31, 2008

    Hi I have the same problem with the Garmin 350, initially it was just hard to turn on and off, now it does not even do that. But If I connect it to the electricity it turns on and when I disconnect it , it turns off, any help will be appreciated.

    Thanks


  • SHARCNET-USA
    SHARCNET-USA May 11, 2010

    All,



    Please email me at KS3R at sharc dot net and I will be happy to discuss your power switch problem via email.

    - Jim

  • SHARCNET-USA
    SHARCNET-USA May 11, 2010

    Please email me at KS3R at sharc dot net and I will be happy to discuss via email.



    - Jim

  • SHARCNET-USA
    SHARCNET-USA May 11, 2010

    Please email me at ks3r at sharc dot net to discuss. We need to determine if that is really the only problem. I have a checklist we can go over.



    Thanks,

    - Jim

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http://www.sharc.net/gps_dead.htm


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If the LCD is actually leaking (big stain on the screen) then it cannot be repaired, only replaced.

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This is a common problem with the Nuvi series. The on/off switch is a surface mount switch that is mounted vertically off of the main PC board.

The problem is, that there is no support behind the switch, so when you press down the button, the solder leads of the switch are stressed and eventually break off the main PC board. This is a design flaw and could have been easily prevented by wedging a small piece of plastic between the rear of the switch and the SD card housing to give the switch support.

Also, the solder pads for the mechanical connections of the switch could have been made bigger, allowing for more surface area and more solder application.

I have repaired many of these before and I'll be posting a step-by-step procedure on how to fix this and prevent it from happening again.

I must point out however, that in order to make this repair, you will need to have skills in dissassembly and soldering.

Also, please only attempt this procedure if your unit is out of warranty.

If you would like for me to repair your GPS, please email me at KS3R at sharc dot net.

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Garmin nuvi 350


Turn off mute.

with the GPS at the main screen, click the power button once. Then, click the "unmute" button at the bottom of the screen.

ta da!

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This time, release power button; system will reboot and loading map... again.
I got the same problem, after research on the web. Nick 99990_0 had post this solution on (his Nuvi 660) but it work for my Nuvi 350 too. Good luck.

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Dead Battery? That makes no sense at all. He mentioned he was running it off the battery - " I was able to plug it in to a computer1.gif and unplug and was able to use it on the battery. Once I unplug and use it on battery, the only way I can power it off is by pressing the Reset button on the back."

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