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RINO 120 :: screen blanks out with just a single horizontal line

Rino 120: Not used for 12 months, never damaged or impacted, fresh batteries, installed, unit functions perfectly, contrast is perfect, then 2-3 minutes later, unit freezes and screen blanks out with just a single horizontal line 1/4" from bottom. battery removal required to regain any control or functionality.

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    Driver_851 Oct 02, 2008

    created this problem with a clearer description of problem in subject line

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    Driver_851 Oct 02, 2008

    By reading a number of forums, I've found that there was a WAAS satelitte update (bug), that causes this foul up.
    The only solution I've been able to arrive at is DISABLE the WAAS feature, as no Garmin Update/patch (for Rino120) has been made available.
    To shutoff the WAAS feature press your [Page] button until you arrive at the "Main Menu"
    go down until your on the "Setup"(hammer)
    go in (by pressing in, on the directional button)
    go down until your on the "System"(gears)
    go in (by pressing in, on the directional button)
    go down until your on WAAS, go in and select the Disabled
    go up to the "X" (top right) press it, then you can [Page] button anywhere you want from there.

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    Wonder what WAAS is?
    http://www8.garmin.com/aboutGPS/waas.htm...

    Take care.
    PS- Garmin if you read this....I would like to have my WAAS back, and since I registered for updates, back in 2005, why didn't I get an email from you telling me about this issue (when it happened and provide a solution - at the same time :: even a work around as I've posted here)

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    Driver_851 Oct 02, 2008

    I can't solve my own problem?

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    Driver_851 Oct 02, 2008

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By reading a number of forums, I've found that there was a WAAS satelitte update (bug), that causes this foul up.
The only solution I've been able to arrive at is DISABLE the WAAS feature, as no Garmin Update/patch (for Rino120) has been made available.
To shutoff the WAAS feature press your [Page] button until you arrive at the "Main Menu"
go down until your on the "Setup"(hammer)
go in (by pressing in, on the directional button)
go down until your on the "System"(gears)
go in (by pressing in, on the directional button)
go down until your on WAAS, go in and select the Disabled
go up to the "X" (top right) press it, then you can [Page] button anywhere you want from there.

----------
Wonder what WAAS is?
http://www8.garmin.com/aboutGPS/waas.html

Take care.

PS- Garmin if you read this....I would like to have my WAAS back, and since I registered for updates, back in 2005, why didn't I get an email from you telling me about this issue (when it happened and provide a solution - at the same time :: even a work around as I've posted here)

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