Question about Garmin GPSMAP 196 GPS Receiver
Turn it on and it shows the screen with the graph bars, which normally indicate satellites found. Used to work. Began dropping out occasionally during flight. Now it won't find satellites at all.
Try this and see if it fixes your problem...first disable bluetooth then follow these steps.
1. Power off the unit.
2. HOLD down the power button and you will see "Pre Boot Mode" appear on the lower part of the display. KEEP HOLDING the power button down and the display will flicker, do this until the pre boot mode message disappears. This seems to take a long time (60 seconds at least).
3. Once the pre boot mode message disappears release the power button and your device will perform some activites to recover from the problem.
Posted on Jan 09, 2009
Let's assume the unit is in good conditions. When you travel for more than 500 Kms the unit need more time to acquire the satellites, so the solution is to keep the unit on in a uncovered area for about 15 minutes.
Posted on Aug 12, 2009
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