Question about Garmin DC 40 GPS Dog Tracking Collar
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: the dc40 collar went off
The first thing to try is changing the battery. Fortunately, you have other collars, so you can borrow a battery from one of those before buying a new one. The instructions are provided in a PDF download produced by Garmin.
While you have the collar open, inspect the connections on the circuit board for cracks or breaks, especially the battery charger jack and battery connections. If you see any broken solder connections, have them repaired by an electronic technician.
Note: the electronic circuitry is vulnerable to damage from static electricity discharge. Don't touch any metal on the circuit board; you're in there just to change the battery and look for problems.
Posted on Dec 26, 2010
I had the same problem with mine and got it working by doing the following while on the phone to Garmin. Plug your charger cord into the device and your computer (do not use a laptop, you need the higher current from a desktop for this). Hold the power button down for as long as it takes for the Garmin logo to display, this could be as much as 1 minute. As soon as the image shows on the screen, release the power button. If your Garmin isn't completely shot you will see it boot up.
If you have the Garmin Web Updater program on your computer, run it and update the operating system software to insure you have the latest greatest from Garmin. Once that is done, update your XML data files - they'll be on the list of updates if you need them. Once those are done you can update any voice or language files you'd like.
Lastly, leave your GPS plugged in at least an hour or two to give it a charge. Overnight would be better to insure your battery is really well powered up.
At this point your Garmin should function normally. The Garmin tech I spoke with told me some units start acting funky when the battery runs down too low and if it's REALLY dead it won't even take a charge or power up when you hook up your charger cord. Try holding the power button for as long as it takes to get a spark & you should be on your way. If not, call Garmin's support number for your locale & they're do their best to get you back up & running again.
Posted on Jun 21, 2013
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