I have had my Garmin 60csx for about 8 months & love it. Recently I took it with me down to Mexico. The unit keep turning itself off. I thought maybe I bought bad/old batteries, but I bought new ones & it still happend the next day. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
I've had the same problem until I updated the software to version 4.00. To see your Software version push Menu 2x, choose Setup, choose System, push Menu, choose Software Version. It will tell you the software version on top. You can download the latest version on the Garmin website. Enjoy
It may be the batteries moving after a bump especially when cycling. I lined the battery cover with thin single sided canopy tape and bought the largest NiMh 2650 mAh batteries. Now the batteries don't move after a shock. Garmin should know the problem, they built the 60Csx with poor metal tab battery compartments, should have been spring loaded.
I also had problems with wild battery fluctuations and the appearance of excessive battery consumption. Again it was metal tabs instead of wires between the battery board and the main board. I soldered two thin stranded wires between the main board and the battery board.
I haven't had any problems for 1.5 years since i did both fixes. Love the Garmin now! >RocketRob
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I would try a reset and firmware update first. To Reset the unit hold the Page and Enter keys down while you power up the unit. hold them down until you get a prompt asking you if you really want to reset.
Garmin has a free software called webupdater. this will put the latest software in your unit. If there is a GPS chipset software available please apply that also. It will be in the list when you run webupdater.
You may want to try an external antenna also to see if an internal connection came loose.
You have use the unlock wizard to install the key that is provided with the software. When I bought my Mapsource CitySelect, it came with two keys. The way Garmin does it is, you can install the software as many times as you want on as many machines as you want, but can transfer the maps, data, etc ONLY to unlocked devices. Last I checked Garmin wanted $75 for additional unlocks. Some data is not locked, like Topo maps and some tide points since this data is obtained (by Garmin) from the gov't, which is free for us (wel, minus taxes we pay). Contact Garmin support, they are very attentive.
This problem is Mac OSX related and can be solved using Cleaneject http://www.javawa.nl/cleaneject_en.html
The OSX operating system creates several invisible files and folders on USB-disks, camera's and GPS devices and the Garmin GPS devices can't cope with these invisible files and folders.
Cleaneject erases the invisible files and folders.
On my GPSmap 60CSx the screen fades away after powering on - just like the battery is empty. Changed battery and used USB power. Always the same. When removing the 2GB micro SD memory card then it comes up. Replaced the memory card and now it powers up fine. Seems that the memory card is damaged or causes a short circuit.
I had the problem where I ended up disassembling the Garmin and adding a small piece of plastic to the on/off button. For some reason the push button on the top does not reach the one on the circuit board.
Go to the Garmin Web site's home page, avoid staring to long at the hot chick and click on "On The Trail" .. "Mapping Handhelds" .. scroll down to the second row far right and click on the 60CSx. You will then see the 60CSx page, look to the right and click on "Updates & Dowdloads", on doing so you will now see four downloads to choose from. The one you will need is "GPS Chipset Type G Ver. 2.90 as of Nov 27, 2006" if you follow this you shouldn't have any problems. If however you do i'll keep an eye on this page and try to help, this is my first GPS and also had the same issue.