[aprssig] Dying Nuvi-350

Charles Doughtie n5exy at yahoo.com
Sun Dec 18 23:43:47 EST 2011



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I did it - can be a tough install job. The old battery was stuck so hard I was afraid I might warp the plastic case. There is a spring and keeper that can easily fly away. Garmin will exchange for a flat rate of $69 IIRC - check their site.

de Charlie, N5EXY,
South Suburban Greater Hutto

Go Navy Beat Army

--- On Sun, 12/18/11, Chuck Gooden <Chuck.Gooden at comcast.net> wrote:

> From: Chuck Gooden <Chuck.Gooden at comcast.net>
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] Dying Nuvi-350
> To: "TAPR APRS Mailing List" <aprssig at tapr.org>
> Date: Sunday, December 18, 2011, 10:21 PM
> Have you updated the software lately?
> On 12/18/2011 8:52 PM, Bob Bruninga wrote:
> > My Nuvi-350 now rarely even gets a fix in the 30
> minutes to work.  I do not think it is the antenna
> beacuse when it finally gets a fix, the signals are good.
> >
> > The key here is the battery appears to be dead? 
> It runs 100% on car power, and so I was surprised when I
> took it out of the car and it dies instantly.  Maybe
> the internal lithimu is not charged at all when on external
> power, considering the GPS is always on when it is on
> external power and so it never went into charge mode?
> >
> > ANyway, without an internal battery maybe that is why
> it always starts with the date of March 2007.
> >
> > I dont see any obvious battery compartment, nor
> obvious way to open the GPS to repalce an internal battery?
> >
> > Anyone been though this?
> >
> > Bob, Wb4APR
> >
> > _______________________________________________
> >

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