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Plotter not responding

I recntly purchased a Garmin 4212 chart plotter and I am having trouble getting to icon representing my position to move with the boat. It only stays in one place. My compass does not seem to be functioning at all either. What should I do? It iS brand new equipment. Does it matter that I am using it in the caribbean? Antigua to be exact.

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Hello,

Check to be sure that you are at least 50 feet away from any buildings or treea that obscure your view of the sky.

Turn on the Garmin navigator.

Wait at least 5 minutes while it locates satellites.

Check the map to be sure the Garmin has determined your position correctly.

Test the Garmin's settings by having it find directions to a location near you which you know well. Make sure its suggested route is correct.

Turn it off if it gives you accurate information. If it is wrong, select "Reset Settings" from the main menu and start over.

Take care.

Posted on Jun 07, 2010

  • ameroberts Jun 07, 2010

    The sytem is determining my position when i create it. It does not respond to any movement. The compas displays a stationary north.

  • Sulaimon Jimoh Olayemi Jun 07, 2010

    Hello,

    Is your Garmin GPS fully charge, if yes, then i advice you power it off and restart it again, if the problem still persist, then you might need to reset it, because it is possible that it has hanged and will need to be reset.

    Take care.


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