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Compass in 3 parts on the screen

When navigating a route, part of the 'shaft' of the compass arrow is detached and off to one side from where it should be. It is sometimes green when the rest is red. It points in the same direction as the arrow head. The arrow indicates a direction up to 90 degrees out from the correct direction (45 deg. east or west). It's been calibrated several times without success. It has worked correctly before.

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This is normal! The compass looks like this in "course pointer" mode.
When you're looking at the described compass screen, press the lower left button and notice the line "bearing pointer". When you select that line and push the front joystick, you'll notice that the compass needle is "normal" again . And when you push the lower left button again, you'll see that the line has changed into "course pointer". Pushing the joystick again toggles between those two modes. The shifted needle indicates how far you drifted from the course that your route follows. See page 31 of the English manual for details.

Jean-Marc Bouyeure

Posted on Jun 27, 2009

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