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Drawing Hi this morning I switched my quest on and all i could see was the field accquiring satellites and below "drawing" This lasts at least an hour since I switched on. Yesterday I loaded a route to chicago (from Florida) thanks Max

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This happened to me twice, and both times were after I had downloaded a long route. Both times, the only available fix was to do a "hard reboot" by selecting page-OK-power and then selecting "yes". That restored operation, but it also deleted the downloaded maps, routes, and waypoints, and forgot my preselected options.

(In MapSource, I had used the "Select maps around route" option, and both times the total memory associated with the selected maps was much less than 115MB - one was 59MB and the other was 63MB. And in three years this has never happened when fewer maps were loaded. My experiences therefore suggest that the actual working memory available for downloading is much less than 115MB - I don't yet know what the actual limit is.)

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My Garmin Quest has stopped working. It is trying to acquire satellites and also 'drawing' appears on the screen. I have re-booted the unit and it still does not work. Any ideas?


If the screen is otherwise "normal" and it is just not able to acquire satellites, I am guessing you have a problem with the antenna. One way to determine that is if you got an external "patch" antenna, plugged it in and it started working as it should, that is definitely an antenna issue. I have run into several of the "flip up" antennas recently that have exhibited this problem. What happens is, the connector from the antenna breaks loose from the solder joint inside the antenna. If you have a small soldering iron, you can CAREFULLY pry the antenna case apart to access the connector and it is a simple matter to solder it back in place. You will need a very small screwdriver to pry the two outer sections of the antenna case apart. Wedge the screwdriver blade in between the two sections of the antenna covering. Pry the larger part (the part that would face the sky with the antenna at 90 degrees), and with CARE you can get it apart. The small gold connector solders to some circuit traces on the antenna board. To get the antenna off the GPS, place the GPS face down with the hinge part of the antenna away from you. With a small jewelers screwdriver, remove the right two screws on the back of the GPS on the right end. There is a small plastic retaining piece that holds the antenna in place. CAREFULLY lift it up and off the GPS. Be VERY CAREFUL at this point because there is a small spring loaded plastic piece that fits against the retainer piece you just removed. It is very easy to lose the spring and plastic piece if you are not careful. Gently pull the antenna to your right, away from the GPS. The antenna should pop out. If the connector has completely disconnected from the antenna circuit board, you may need some small pliers to get it off the GPS side of the antenna connection. Once you have the antenna removed, separate the antenna case as I described and resolder the connector back on the board.

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GPS 38 unable to access date and time in system setup. presently shows 1 jan 05


Hi John921,

Here is the step by step procedure to set date and time of your Garmin GPS 38......
It will definitely work......

Set Local Date and Time


1) Verify the date and local time (this should be
the date and time according to the local date and
time of country/area you are in). Because the
time shows is Universal Time (UTC), you will
need to enter a time offset to display the correct
local time for your area.

2) Move the field highlight to the OFFSET field
and press Enter

3) With the arrows (←→), go to the figure which
represents the hours then with the up & down
arrows (↑↓), select the time offset for your
longitude and press .

4) Move the field highlight to the HOURS field
and change to 24 if that is not already the case.

This will definitely work......
Please rate this solution............

Thanks......

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How can I get a sattelite signal on my garmin nuvi 750? . It has worked great up until I lost the signal a few days ago. if you go to your location it is stuck on the last location before I lost the...


Power the GPS down for a spell, maybe an hour or two, overnight if possible. This will clear the memory and then power it up again, let it reboot. Make sure the GPS has a clear view of the sky or use an external antenna so the GPS can gather satellite data. Also do not press the buttons many times as this can confuse the GPS and make it "lock" up.

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Dead unit


My Quest2 has a short in it that drains the battery even when it is turned off. But the battery lasts normal 15 to 20 hours when fully charged and unit is on. Whenever the battery is completely dead, I have to place it on the charger for a hour or two before the unit will even start even though it is plugged plugged in. The battery can be replaced by the staff at batteries plus for under $60.00 

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Garmin Quest 1 won't start up


My Quest had the same problem, I took it apart to see what I could see, 6 black screws on the back. What i found is that if I unplugged the battery and plugged it back in it would power on one time but not again. So I just left my battery unplugged and it works great from the car cradle all of the time. The clock resets but when it links to the satellites it gets the correct time again. Hope this helps you.

Jul 08, 2008 | Garmin Quest GPS Receiver

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Garmin Quest


Hello, I currently own a Garmin quest myself, and some time ago I had some strange problems myself, I am a electronics technician, and I do have a work around for you. I will explain the problems and a cure for you to try, 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
b. depress menu
select settings
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.

Simply turn the Guest on and allow the battery to fully discharge, 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.
phil email pjb3103@bigpond.com

May 24, 2008 | Garmin Quest GPS Receiver

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Garmin Quest


Hello, I currently own a Garmin quest myself, and some time ago I had some strange problems myself, I am a electronics technician, and I do have a work around for you. I will explain the problems and a cure for you to try, 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 settings
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.

Simply turn the Guest on and allow the battery to fully discharge, 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.
phil

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No Reception with Garmin Quest


You can find a discription how to reset the GPS here (http://www.elsinga.net/quest-first-aid).

I've already tried it and all the suggested solutions like discharging the battery, changing the date, ... , but it diden't help.
littletramp on worldtrip

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