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Screen shows "updating GPS firmware"

The unit works fine but every 10 minutes or so the screen goes blank, then the message "updating GPS firmware 1%" comes up. It takes about 10 seconds to update to 100%, then shows "GPS firmware update complete" before resuming normal function.
This isn't normal is it?

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  • johnrizzo Jun 27, 2008

    I just started having the same problem Ever find an answer? Mine just keeps cycling through the S/W load and can't find the sats.

    I tried the reset on the bottom of the unit but it doesn't help.

  • Albenarth Jul 02, 2008

    I'll try that. No doubt I'll manage to sort it out now that I've gotten a new one!


  • Albenarth Jul 08, 2008

    It didn't eliminate the problem on my unit either, although it did reduce the frequency with which it occurs. So at least I can live with it for the moment.


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Hey, got this problem licked!

Go to the Garmin website and download their latest S/W. It fixes the problem!

Posted on Jul 02, 2008

  • johnrizzo Jul 08, 2008

    Ooops, I spoke too soon. The problem came back. Now I think it's caused by a dead battery inside the unit.

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