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Ique 3600 can not charge thru cradle and car unit but only thru travel charger, using the pin connector (Green light does not appear when using the main connector on ique 3600, although hot sync and routing instructions thru car unit work). There is no damage to the cables and nothing seems to be wrong with the connectors underneath the Ique 3600. (I had been using an external power pack with 4 alkaline batteries hooked to the pin connector = 6 volts (but these were running out of energy) , and I read in a review page, later on, that it is better to use rechargable batteries instead of alkaline, because of the high voltage sent to the internal lithium 3.8 volt battery, but I donĀ“t know if this created the problem).

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Re: Ique 3600 can not charge thru cradle and car unit but...

Solved:Opened the iQue and used a heated knife to cut horizontally into the + pin and it comes like a U, upside down, from the circuit board, and the exterior side of it was broken. Used tiny plastic and sealant in the hollow space inside the connector and soldered thin copper wire (used for exploding dynamite) from the horizontal part towards the exterior.

Posted on Jan 02, 2008

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I can't charge my garmin ique 3600 from my usb port on my computer i have the right cable

The iQeu 3600 is not supposed to charge from the USB computer port. You need the adapter stand which has the charger and connection to the USB port to snyc the two toghther.

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My Garmin ique 3600 won't come.

Hold POWER button down while pressing RESET button

Aug 04, 2008 | Garmin iQue 3600 GPS Receiver

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Fritzed Unit when antenna up

I have a similar problem but I can't turn the GPS off at all, even when the antenna is down. As far as the power on/off cycle, I found another link on this site that said to turn off WAAS while the GPS is off then when you turn it on the unit will not power cycle continuously. You loose the WAAS feature but the GPS and unit still works.

Jan 24, 2008 | Garmin iQue 3600 GPS Receiver

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Garmin Ique 3600 - Won't charge at all

There are larger capacity baterys avalable.
I saw several different size baterys reported to fit the 3600 on the web.

I am currently looking for a parts doner 3600. If you want to part with yours.


Jan 01, 2008 | Garmin iQue 3600 GPS Receiver

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My ique 3600 does not respond

Try resetting the unit and calibrate the screen. The problem is that the screen is not calibrated.

Nov 30, 2007 | Garmin iQue 3600 GPS Receiver

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IQue 3600

You can get a charger that fits in the tiny little charging port, on the lower right side next to the "cradle teeth". But of course you will STILL not be able to sync.
Radio Shack has a set of port adapters, the little yellow one fits. Be SURE to plug it in the correct way around. (Bring iQue to Radio Shack when you buy adapter.)

Oct 08, 2007 | Garmin iQue 3600 GPS Receiver

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Can't get connection b/w PDA and desktop

Is the charging light on? Even with the light on, you may not be getting a good contact with the connector. IMHO the Garmin iQue 3600 USB cradle has the worst connector design in all gadgets I have known and used. You have to drop the PAD vertically into the connector and then lean it back to "lock" it in place. To remove it, you have to reverse the procedure. If you're not handling it gentle enough, you may bent one of the little bouncy metal contacts (making it shorter than the the rest). Look closely at the pins and make sure they are aligned in one straight line and all with same height. At one time, I have to press it tight against the base to ensure a firm contact thru out the whole sync process. Hit the sync button, if you hear the "sync sound" right away, you are ok. Otherwise, cancel and do it again. If one of the pins is shorter than the other, try to "pull" it up with a small needle nose plyer. You can also use dental-floss to wrap around the pin and pull it up. If all fails, you can start looking for a new charge/sync cradle...

Jul 14, 2007 | Garmin iQue 3600 GPS Receiver

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Unit will not charge, changed battery but still does not work... Help

Sound as though you shorted something on the main board when you installed the new battery. Just sell the unit for parts on Ebay

May 03, 2007 | Garmin iQue 3600 GPS Receiver

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Ique 3600

This is correct. If you want to use it all the time you will have to get a new battery.

Apr 17, 2007 | Garmin iQue 3600 GPS Receiver

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Garmin iQue 3600

'Soft Reset' If that fails 'Hard Reset' while plugged into the mains! You will end up with an empty iQue but a HotSunc will re-intall

Mar 29, 2006 | Garmin iQue 3600 GPS Receiver

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