Question about Garmin GPSMAP 545s GPS Receiver

1 Answer

Garmin 545s the unit is on but I can not see the display. It was very very faint but now is gone. The unit beeps when I push the + and - keys and menu keys, but I can not see a thing on the display.

Posted by on

  • 1 more comment 
  • gerstein2 Jan 31, 2010

    There is no way to adjust anything when I can not see the screen. I have pushed the menu key but I cant see a thing and I have pushed the + key and it beeps but no change.

  • gerstein2 Jan 31, 2010

    Garmin 545s the unit is on but I can not see the display. It was very very faint but now is gone. The unit beeps when I push the + and - keys and menu keys, but I can not see a thing on the display.


    Comments:


    Jan 31, 2010 - There is no way to adjust anything when I can not see the screen. I have pushed the menu key but I cant see a thing and I have pushed the + key and it beeps but no change.

    See less

  • gerstein2 Jan 31, 2010

    Garmin 545s the unit is on but I can not see the display. It was very very faint but now is gone. The unit beeps when I push the + and - keys and menu keys, but I can not see a thing on the display.


    Comments:
    Jan 31, 2010 - There is no way to adjust anything when I can not see the screen. I have pushed the menu key but I cant see a thing and I have pushed the + key and it beeps but no change.
    See less

×

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Sergeant:

    An expert that hasĀ over 500 points.

    Champion:

    An expert who has answered 200 questions.

  • Expert
  • 258 Answers

If i remember right in the menu options theres a fade option so its not to bright at night try this if not let me know

Posted on Jan 31, 2010

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya Technician can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Technician (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My garmin 545s does not turn on


My Garmin 545s would not power up. I took the unit to West Marine, where they had the correct cable to hook it up and test it. The unit immediately powered up and I purchased a $22 cable and installed it. Easiest test and fix I could come up with. Really cheap fix.

Sep 25, 2013 | Garmin GPSMAP 545s GPS Receiver

Tip

How to Download your Garmin GPSMAP 545 / 545s Users Guide


7fd45bc.jpg

3a38fb5.jpg
Have you lost your User's Manual for your Garmin GPSMAP 545 or 545s?
Would you like a digital copy for easy searching of terms and quick reference?

The GPSMAP 545 owner's manual is available from Garmin here.

I hope that helps.

on Jan 31, 2010 | Garmin GPSMAP 545s GPS Receiver

Tip

How to Upgrade and Fix your Garmin GPSMAP 545s System Software


5376f19.jpg

a2bb618.jpg


Does your Garmin GPSMAP 545s freeze up?
Is the screen stuck, or do you loose satellite coverage?

I recommend upgrading the system software of your Garmin 545s. There may not be physical damage to your unit, and it may be completely revitalized by replacing the GPSMAP software with the latest version 5.30 (as of January 7, 2010).

  1. Click on "Download" and choose to save the file to your computer.
  2. Choose a location where you can easily find the file, such as the 'My Documents' folder or 'C:\'.
  3. Once the download is complete, go to the location where you saved the file.
  4. Double-click on the downloaded file. This will automatically extract the files to C:\Garmin and run a program to transfer the software update to an SD card.
  5. Load the SD card into your GPSMAP 545s and turn it on to replace the system software of your unit.
I hope that helps.

on Jan 31, 2010 | Garmin GPSMAP 545s GPS Receiver

1 Answer

Garmin 545s lost gps signal/reads gps error on satilitte page


Hello,

Lost Satellite Reception - the unit has lost satellite signals. Check
antenna connections or try moving to a location with a clear view of
the sky.

Jan 11, 2012 | Garmin GPSMAP 545s GPS Receiver

4 Answers

Garmin 545s : The unit powers up, the keys are illuninated, however, the display creen is blank (black no image). The unit beeps when I push the + and - keys and menue keys, but no display?


I recommend upgrading the system software of your Garmin 545s. There may not be physical damage to your unit, and it may be completely revitalized by replacing the GPSMAP software with the latest version 5.30 (as of January 7, 2010).

  1. Click on "Download" and choose to save the file to your computer.
  2. Choose a location where you can easily find the file, such as the 'My Documents' folder or 'C:\'.
  3. Once the download is complete, go to the location where you saved the file.
  4. Double-click on the downloaded file. This will automatically extract the files to C:\Garmin and run a program to transfer the software update to an SD card.
I hope that helps.

Jan 31, 2010 | Garmin GPSMAP 545s GPS Receiver

1 Answer

My garmin 545 wont turn on. it was working fine and I switched batteries. now it wont turn on


Follow these directions to replace the system software of your Garmin GPSMAP 545s. This should fix it up. It is not uncommon for firmware to become corrupt when switching batteries on some devices.

  1. Click on "Download" and choose to save the file to your computer.
  2. Choose a location where you can easily find the file, such as the 'My Documents' folder or 'C:\'.
  3. Once the download is complete, go to the location where you saved the file.
  4. Double-click on the downloaded file. This will automatically extract the files to C:\Garmin and run a program to transfer the software update to an SD card.
  5. Load the SD card into your GPSMAP 545s and turn it on to replace the system software of your unit.
I hope that helps.

Nov 26, 2009 | Garmin GPSMAP 545s GPS Receiver

1 Answer

I lose satellite coverage on a fairly regular basis. The 545s is mounted in the open.I have only used it twice.


Please review this page for instructions on how to upgrade your units system software. There have been many upgrades for this unit, increasing its accuracy and dependability.

  1. Click on "Download" and choose to save the file to your computer.
  2. Choose a location where you can easily find the file, such as the 'My Documents' folder or 'C:\'.
  3. Once the download is complete, go to the location where you saved the file.
  4. Double-click on the downloaded file. This will automatically extract the files to C:\Garmin and run a program to transfer the software update to an SD card.
  5. Load the SD card into your GPSMAP 545s and turn it on to replace the system software of your unit.
I hope that helps.

Aug 06, 2009 | Garmin GPSMAP 545s GPS Receiver

1 Answer

I tranfert bluechart from my PC using mapsource to


I recommend upgrading your system software to the latest version (5.30),
follow this link for directions and the file's location.

  1. Click on "Download" and choose to save the file to your computer.
  2. Choose a location where you can easily find the file, such as the 'My Documents' folder or 'C:\'.
  3. Once the download is complete, go to the location where you saved the file.
  4. Double-click on the downloaded file. This will automatically extract the files to C:\Garmin and run a program to transfer the software update to an SD card.
  5. Load the SD card into your GPSMAP 545s and turn it on to replace the system software of your unit.
I hope that helps.

Jul 04, 2009 | Garmin GPSMAP 545s GPS Receiver

1 Answer

NEW 545S IS ABOUT 150 TO 200 YARDS OFF POSITION


Upgrading the system software of your GPSMAP 545s will increase its accuracy. Instructions for downloading and installing the update are here.

I hope that helps.

Jun 18, 2009 | Garmin GPSMAP 545s GPS Receiver

1 Answer

GPS operation freeze up


Upgrading the system software of your GPSMAP 545s will most likely fix your freezing up problem.

I hope that helps.

May 31, 2009 | Garmin GPSMAP 545s GPS Receiver

Not finding what you are looking for?
Garmin GPSMAP 545s GPS Receiver Logo

Related Topics:

189 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Garmin GPS Experts

SHARCNET-USA
SHARCNET-USA

Level 3 Expert

2130 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

77499 Answers

TO Lady

Level 3 Expert

638 Answers

Are you a Garmin GPS Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...