Question about Garmin Quest GPS Receiver
Hello, I also own a Garmin Quest GPS and I live in Australia, Invariably my quest sends me in the wrong directions, and also in the middle of a highway get a message do a U TURN. I only believe this error resides in the MAPSOURCE Software. and until GARMIN decides to fix the problem there is NO solution for the USER to FIX. I also do NOT believe any more the specification that garnin states with the quest GPS, I believe it can ONLY be bad Telemetry downloaded from the satellites or you have TOO MANY waypoints stored in your GPS. The Solutions I am about to give you are my way of fixing the GPS until the problem reoccures. I suggest you do OPTION 2.
none of the work arounds depend on any parts to be removed.
1. NO RECEIVING SATELLITE TELEMETRY. I beleieve this could be due to a number of reasons, but more so at sometime corrupted telemetry was the problem to fix this,
a turn GPS on when booted (initialised)
b. depress menu
select Time Setup
when in Time Setup depress MENU
Select SET DATE
Depress OK button
Depress OK button again on the numberic keypad that appears on the screen (DONE)
what this seems to do is resets the internal date/time clock and the unit starts to work again.
the Second workaround is this but takes hours to perform.
OPTION 2 Before you do this DO YOU KNOW HOW to RELOAD your MAPSOURCE MAPS.
Simply turn the Guest on and allow the battery to fully discharge, this is also a good practice to cycle the battery. usually this works to TOTALLY flush the Memory again, but on my unit I have to setup all the maps again, this is easy to perform, but just takes time. I hope this helps you.
Posted on Jun 07, 2008
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