Question about Garmin iQue 3600 GPS Receiver
I have a 3 year old unit that still has the original battery. Even though the battery shows a full charge when I flip up the build in GPS antenna or connect an external one the screen flashes on & off 13 times before unit locks up and then has to be reset before usable again.
I had losts of lock ups when flipping on the GPS - almost ready to get rid of the Garmin IQUE 3600 since it hasn't worked well for over a year. Sometimes it works a short time with the GPS; other times it was instant lock up when searching for satellites.
I took many steps to isolate the issue, and then added complexity to the equation: update to r6 (no change), hard reset, no user data on IQ3600 during testing, use only internal drive, only use basemap lite on internal drive, only use 1 local city on internal drive, load other maps on external card. Each time I went outside and flipped on the GPS to see if that was affecting the lock up.
Then I played with the GPS settings. The factor that seems to solve the issue: TURN OFF WAAS - it is intended to improve accuracy to 9 ft but it seems to have a bug.
Palm OS Release 5.2.1r6
GPS lock up crash bug
Posted on Feb 03, 2009
Replace the battery, had the same problem and replacing the battery stopped the screen flash and constant resetting.
Posted on Sep 25, 2007
I had the same problem and was able to fix it by ugrading to latest ver 6.
Posted on Sep 19, 2007
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