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I have a Garim 3 hand held gps ,it must be about 7years old and the memory battery is going down.
I have been told that Garmin charge almost as much as a new G P S to re-new the battery.
Does anyone have any info or know were to buy and how to replace the memory battery
Will be pleased to hear any views.
I had a problem with my GPS 12 which may help you.
I had it runing from the external supply with no batteries in for about a year.
After this time the internal battery (or capacitor ?) was flat and the unit went into a complete re-initialisation every time you switched it on.
I cured it by putting some batteries in.
After a while it righted itself.
I assume the internal battery recharged ?
This might not be the symtoms yours displays but might help
thread about batteries in garmins would thing all garmins are similar
edit : mentioned on here also
If you are worried about doing it I will do it for you. I have done my own III, it's no big deal, but Garmin are not very helpful when it comes to sorting out old units yet a friend of mine sent his 12 for repair and they sent him a new (Reconditioned) one FOC, so you never know.
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