Question about Garmin GPSMAP 295 GPS Receiver
The first time it wouldn't power up, I was told there was a problem with a loose circuit board. Sure enough, I opened it up & found a loose screw, tightened it and the unit worked fine for many months. About a year later, on a hot summer day, once again -it wouldn't power up, even when plugged in directly to aircraft's power supply. No loose screws this time. Didn't power up despite repeated efforts, for a couple weeks, then when I was going to demo the problem for my mechanic, it suddenly decided to work. Worked fine all winter and spring, then, last Friday, in the hot afternoon, it wouldn't power up again and still won't after fresh batteries, keeping it in a cool place for hours, plugging it in direct, checking connections, etc. Could it have anything to do with being exposed to hot conditions? Is this a typical problem for these units?
I have discovered an intermittent problem on my 10 year old 295 when
powered by batteries.
It appears that the chrome plating is de-laminating from the battery contacts that are either side of the back panel attachment hole. At first glance it looks perfect but if you run a fingernail or other small item across the face of the contact you will see and hear a movement as if there a a loose layer of foil over it. This is causing all manner of faults including 'external power lost, shut-down in 30 seconds' when the external power was not even connected at all!
Posted on May 05, 2010
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