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Rino 120 - Disabled WAAS

Had the problem of a Rino 120 shutting down and showing the straight line. Searched problem and found possible solution by shutting off WAAS. What are the ramifications of running without WAAS?

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  • burt birkhoff Oct 14, 2008

    my 120 shuts off quite often for no reason

  • mastrand9 Nov 07, 2008

    We have experienced the same Rino shut-down and horizontal line on both our Rino 120 and Rino 110. Both units are fully functional while initially powered up, but die after a couple minutes, whether powered by battery (fresh or not) or powered by the Garmin 12V auto power adapter. This behavior was present in the following setups:

    batteries in (fresh)

    batteries in (fresh) and connected to 12V adapter

    batteries (out) connected to adapter



    During a recent motorcycle trip, the only correlation to Rino shut-down behavior seemed to be Rino unit temperature, though this is wild speculation.

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I had a 120 that kept locking up with a gray screen. I did a factory reset and it stopped. I didn't check WAAS.

The Reset is Hold the page and navigation stick while powering up. A dialog will ask you to delete all data. Hope you have a backup first.

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Have you upgraded from Software version 3.2? Version 3.3 addresses a memory overflow problem when receiving two or more WAAS satellites.

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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.

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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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older model.

The best solution would be to contact Garmin
Product support at (913) 397-8200 or 1-800-800-1020
Monday - Friday, 8am-5pmCDT or by email at sales@garmin.com

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hi

have you put fresh batteries in
are they the right way around
are the 2 metal spring clips tight up against the batteries
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has the unit had any water in/on it

is the mic button pushed down and draining the batteries too quickly

D

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