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Garmin Rino 110 Posted by nightjar on Jun 29, 2008 My two 110's have same problem. With two new sets of different brand NiMh rechargeables the problem still exists. Both units get warm and flatten the batteries within 3 hours with them turned off. Both units operate as they are designed too,when turned on however the circuits overheat. Regards, Peter (Nightjar) Posted by ismaelj on Feb 09, 2009 Hi I have 2 of these Rino with exact same problem. Can anyone say if they have had them fixed and if so what was the problem. I am in Australia and they are not sold or repaired here. I have looked at them but because both are the same and the SMD markings on the IC's seem to be unavailable I have no way of checking for the fault. Any help would be appreciated as the units are unusable at the moment. Please email me at ij@minelabmods.net if you have a solution or a circuit diagram:) Regards Ismael

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  • Peter Rob Feb 09, 2009

    I have the manual it is not a set up problem.
    It is a technical problem with the electronics.
    The Rino's are over heating and discharging the batteries with units turned off.

  • Peter Rob Feb 09, 2009

    Both units Garmin Rino 110, overheat and flatten the batteries within 2 hours with the units turned off.

    They both work as designed when activated however they still get hot and the batteries have a short life.

  • Peter Rob Feb 09, 2009

    Going to be a long night, we do not have a SERVICE facility here in Australia.

    I am trying to establish whether the other owners of these units who are experiencing the same problem have been able to have their units repaired and how.

  • Peter Rob Feb 09, 2009

    It is not the batteries or the charger.

    Have tried a range of batteries, NiMH, Alkaline.

    If the top battery of the three is removed the remaining 2 batteries still cause the units to over heat and flatten these two batteries.

    DOES anyone have a detailed circuit diagram, detailing the components....

  • Peter Rob Feb 10, 2009

    Of course we have tried the menu select for battery types with no change. It seems that either an IC has gone down or a problem with the regulation. When batteries are put into the units with them off the current drain is 95mA. The batteries would not last 20 minutes and the unit (and a few IC's) gets very hot. Thanks but still no solution.

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Re : " Both units Garmin Rino 110, overheat and flatten the batteries within 2 hours"

That is a factory defect related to a bad contact inside the unit.

If you contact garmin and insist to talk to a supervisor (second line) you can have both Rinos replaced.

Ensure it is not a bad batteries problem first testing a replacement battery, both batteries may have deteriorated at same time.

Buy first a replacement battery at Garmin eTrek, Rino 110/120 NiMH Battery,

If that does not solve the problem call Garmin:

See: Garmin | Contact Us

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We used to use the rinos here where i work and when they broke i know we just replaced them with garmins or trimble junos. I do not know of any way to pull fault codes but i think it would be more worth it to buy new equipment.

The best thing i can recommend is to try to clean the unit out and if they are under warranty then return them.

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Dear nightjar, 5:50 AM 2/9/2009

I found the Owners' Manual for a GARMIN RINO 110 @
http://www8.garmin.com/manuals/Rino110_OwnersManual.pdf
On page 70 it says....
To change the battery type:
1. Use the "Thumb Stick" to highlight the "Battery Type" field and then press In.
2. Then use the "Thumb Stick" to select the desired option and press In.

Have you done this? If not it may be your problem!

Circuit Diagram Not Found!

Self Repair @ http://www.electronicrepairguide.com/

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Thermal Resistors @ http://www.milwaukeeresistor.com/?gclid=CMrojf7KyZgCFQETGgodr0zd0g

Other Sites You May Be Interested In!
http://pinouts.ru/GPS/rino-gps_pinout.shtml
http://www.springerlink.com/content/j351g666613p5853/
http://www.teardown.com/AllReports/product.aspx?reportid=571

Hope This Is Helpful!
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Have you try to use a desktop charger.? or have you test the battery pack, better to use a new battery pack. the problem could only be there.

For further assistance, let me know

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    micromaster Feb 09, 2009

    did you already reassemble or open the unit..?

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Please clarify your problem.
Thanks

Posted on Feb 09, 2009

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    rockfixya Feb 09, 2009

    the battery has worn off due to which it gets heated up, try replacing the battery, it will help for sure.
    thanks

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    Manoj Rout Feb 09, 2009

    Contact your nearest service provider coz this problem may lead to serious devices damages. As device is overheating it means that you need to check for circuits being overheated. I think the best idea would be to contact your service center.

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    Manoj Rout Feb 09, 2009

    Visit this site to register your device and serviced.

    http://www.garmin.com/garmin/cms/site/us


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