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PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2009 3:32 pm 
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GPS: Nuvi 300, 205W, 2575, Papaga N1, iGo, 5800, M1200, M1000B/C
Li-Ion polymer battery used in the Nuvi GPS needs replacement every 3-4 years as its internal (battery) resistance rises due to aging/oxidation. Replacing the unit with the correct battery type is important unless you are competent to make an equivalent type replacement.

Here is my experience on changing the Nuvi 300 Li-Ion Polymer 1250mA battery. Hope you enjoy the work.

Also See HERE. - Updated 20100718

Flip the Nuvi 300 Antenna up to expose the back cover screws.
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Remove the two screws
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Lift the back cover slightly to access the locking pin
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Insert a sharp prick/screwdriver into the slot to slide the spring lock that holds the antenna assembly to the housing. This mechanism is similar to the 'Toilet Roll Holder'
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Slide the latch back and lift the antenna assembly up.
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The locking pin.
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Remove the locking pin and spring
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Slide and remove the back cover... the antenna cable is coiled inside the hinge.
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Slide the cover away from the coiled flex cable of the antenna.
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Filp the antenna back to its position and secure it with tape. You need not remove the antenna for a battery change.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2009 3:43 pm 
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GPS: Nuvi 300, 205W, 2575, Papaga N1, iGo, 5800, M1200, M1000B/C
Remove the two back cover screws. Your Nuvi is ready to be pry open.
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To open the cover Start Here. This seem to be the easiest place to start.
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Work along the perimeter to open the cover
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Slowly lift the cover up (LCD face up) Be careful there are cables connecting the two halves. Locate the antenna connector as shown.
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Flip the connector lock up to free the cable.
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Remove the antenna cable
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Remove the Philips head screw. This is the only screw that hold the PCB.
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Flip the PCB over to the LCD assembly
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Disconnect the Speaker and Battery Connectors
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The task is done. Pry the battery out using a flat head screwdriver. It is secure to the base with double sided tape only.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2009 3:46 pm 
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The battery removed and ready for the new replacement.
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Hope you like the photo shoot.... and instructions.

Batteries not included... :mrgreen: ... cheers!
Use at your own risk... [-o<

Happy New Year!

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2009 6:53 pm 
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Excellent stuff Moey, but to be attempted by competent members only, me not included :cry:

What sort of battery does it use?


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Bro bernGPS,

This job is easy, try it. The Nuvi uses custom battery pack that can be found on the Net. Google search for the part number shown on the battery. The p/n can be found in the pictures below (shows its dimension too)...

The height
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Cheers!

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Good job! =D> =D> =D>


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Nice :thumbsup: Straight forward job. Sure can DIY and if the unit is damaged along the way, that's a good reason to upgrade :mrgreen: to a better one.
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If the old one doesn't go away (damage) then where got reason to get a new/better unit? :thumbsup:

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Sorry, this is a bit out of topic. Does any one have the DIY guide for replacing battery for nuvi 255W? Thanks.

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Except for the external antenna of the Nuvi 300 series and casing differences, the procedure should be the same. You need to use a tool to pry open the casing. The battery should be visible to you when the casing is taken apart.


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