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Data cable connection is funky and screw hole is wearing out

Is there a replacement tag that could convert the 6 pin connector to a newer style so I wouldn't have to screw in the cable each time?

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  • Anonymous Jan 09, 2009

    The threads on mine finally gave out, and now it is worthless. Magellan won't repair because it is out of warranty. I say bad design on the power/data interface.

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Here is what I did to fix mine. I removed the screw from the plug and then using a 3/8 inch drill bit, put a small hole in the back side (away from the pins). Replace the screw. This small depression allows the screw to firmly attach to the gps.

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A new cable will work for a while on mine. The tip of the screw gets bad faster than the unit female part.

Posted on Mar 12, 2009

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Hello,

The 6 pin DIN plug found on the GPSMAP 421s data/power cable (Garmin part number 010-10918-00) is used for the sonar input.

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Information about data transfer on the 421s is at about 50 seconds into this video.
http://www.youtube.com/gpscity#p/search/6/8ddIgvCAUmI

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However, Provided you connect the six wires in the same fashion as the old one, you'll be just fine. Chances of anything blowing up are very slight (unless you stash your plastic explosives in your gps unit) The six cables are nothing more than power, ground, and data.

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Okay
guys: book says:
PIN 1 (red) 10-40 volts DC
PIN 2 (black) Ground
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All Greek to me, have fun

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Hi - I have a Garmin GPS 126 in bits on my desk ready for a new cable as the socket in the back has some broken pins.

Also refer to the Garmin GPS to PC Wiring Instructions here on the Garmin site: http://www8.garmin.com/support/faqs/faq.jsp?faq=68

The internal 8 pin white connector on to the back of the circuit board is as follows:

1 Red Positive
2 Black Negative
3 Yellow Data Out
4 Green Data In
5 not used
6 not used
7 White Alarm

All the best, Tony at KiwiGPS, New Zealand

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Hello Clifford,

This is an old message. Are you still having trouble with this or has it been resolved?

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