Re: 60C won't acquire satellites anymore
- --Gary <g.turner@...> wrote:>> Try it with an external antenna. That
would tell if it's an antenna/connection issue, or an electronic
Re: Previous Post >> My Garmin GPS 60C won't acquire satellites
anymore; although left ON for hours. All operations still work that
didn't require satellites. Tested with Joe's 'External antenna'
THR., Still wouldn't acquire satellites. Garmin Inc. Support said
send it in for repair, $125. Searched eBay for possible
replacements <> Watching two on Ebay. >>>
Nothing to lose; Tonight i dissasembled it beyond removing the back
cover. Managed to find method to get the complete electronic board
out of the case. Still didn't discover any physical prblm; (saw keep-
alive-Batt and how key-pad works.) Did smooth down the edges of an
aprox. 1" malable square Foil covering something in the antenna
conn. area. Reinserted guts and reassembled and expectated that it
might not even COME ON. ...It didn't!
Resigned that it was now comletely useless, I discovered batt.-
clamp had disconnected from it's grip on the wire to 12-Volt
battery. Hey; It comes ON. Set it in the kitchen window to leave
it ON all night anyway.
AH! ... a satellite bar appearing! Set it outside and find more
satellite bars showing up.
Left is set on yard-cart leaning against the batt. while I look
for other pwr-cord to leave it connected to Astro receptical.
Haven't found extra pwr-cord, yet, 24:04. Going out to look at
satellite status anyway. Good! Seven satellite bars up and it's
working. I can't account for any FIX. Got lucky - BillW