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Garmin 60csx: A spot burned in the LCD screen

A spot burned in the LCD screen and batteries keep emptying themselves, when the unit is turned off.
http://www.nwogeo.org/Forums/viewtopic/t=564/start=45/postdays=0/postorder=asc/highlight=.html
Others have reported that inserting the batteries backwards can cause this problem also!
http://www.fixya.com/support/t338492-broken_screen
Hi nick160460! Do you have these 60csx LCD for £20 + p&p or does someone know if these are available somewhere?

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    Michael Grimes Apr 08, 2017

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SOURCE: Garmin GPS 45

It is probably one of the following:
1)Old Software
In 1999 the GPS satellites were reset and the new almanac data had to be loaded into the GPS 45 for it to continue to work. It was not uncommon for that model to quicly kill a set of batteries when it is having difficulty acquiring, which would cause it to shut down in order to save the batteries for its internal memory.

I just did a quick search of the Garmin website and it appears they no longer support that model. If you go to their support page and send a request for a software update they can probably e mail it to you. The update is free but to down load it, you need a PC interface cable (RS232 serial port connector) Part Number: 010-10141-00 Suggested Retail Price: $ 38.09.

2)Bad antenna
To rule this one out, borrow an antenna from another Garmin 45 or Garmin 48, or plug the unit into an external antenna and see if the unit still shuts down. The drawback to this method is that you can buy a new GPS that is superior to the one you have for about the same price as an external antenna.

3)Bad batteries
If your batteries are low, the unit will automatically shut off to protect its internal memory. I tried a lot of different batteries in my 45 and I found that Eveready alkaline batteries worked best. Rechargeable nicad batteries don't work very well because they fool the battery meter. Newer models have a setting to specify that you are using rechargeable batteries.

Ultimately the best advice I can give you is buy a new GPS. For less than $150 you can buy a new model that is more accurate, more reliable, stores more waypoints, has a better display, is easier to use, and gives you more valuable information.

Please rate this information as helpful.

Posted on Jan 24, 2008

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SOURCE: Garmin 60csx turning off while in use

OK, I've managed to overcome the problem :D I've formated the micro SD card and now it works without any glitches :D

Posted on Jul 22, 2008

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SOURCE: Garmin 660 LCD broken

Are you sure the LCD is broken? or the touchscreen?

Posted on Sep 22, 2008

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SOURCE: Garmin Forerunner battery replacement

I used the battery from a sumsung hue cell phone.
http://www.jimandkatrin.com/codeblog/2009/08/forerunner-305-battery-replacement.html

Posted on Aug 15, 2009

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SOURCE: Garmin 60CSx screen just fades off and it shuts down

Try to load latest firmware on the unit

Posted on Aug 21, 2009

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