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Fritzed Unit when antenna up

I bought my iQue 3600 in 2005 and it has worked great until about 6 months ago. Now, even after charging, the unit only stays on for only about 15 seconds when removed from either the Hot Sync or Travel Cradle. Also, in what seem to be a separate problem, whenever I extend the antenna to turn on the GPS, the unit fritzes out and gets stuck in a continuous reset loop where it resets itself every second and only ends when I close the GPS antenna. All other functions appear to work fine.

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  • Sqelam Jan 25, 2008

    Actually, I called Garmin Tech Service. There is a software problem and they were very helpful in getting me to download the patch and install it. About 30 minutes total and no fees.

  • kram 6 Feb 09, 2008

    i am experiancing the same problem and have linked it to the waas being enabled when i disable it the unit will behave with gps on.



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Why does the backlight on top of my iQue 3600 won’t turn off?

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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.

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