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My garmin 160 will not operate properly the screen keeps freezing and going very patchy

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  • bakesmc8 Aug 21, 2010

    as previously asked my garmin fishfinder 160 keeps freezing and going all broken up on the screen . where is the reset can't dind one

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Check your +12V wire to the fishfinder unit and rewire both the positive and negative cables. Replace the batteries with new ones. Click on the link below to view the Garmin 160 GPS owners manual

http://www8.garmin.com/manuals/FishFinder160_OwnersManual.pdf

http://www.discountgps.net/item/B000FADPKW

https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=102&ra=true

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You can fix this problem please try the step mentioned :
Reset the unit
Turn the Unit off.. Hit the reset button (paperclip). hold the on/off button for 2 seconds.

Posted on Aug 21, 2010

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