Question about Garmin GPSMAP 3006C GPS Receiver
My unit usually connects to the GPS 17 antenna and then loses the connection in about 30 seconds or less. Often times it won't connect at all now. I checked all my wiring connections and re-soldered three: Port 4 in, Port 4 out, Accessory. After that the unit stayed connected for afew hours before it stopped, but now its back like it was. Power is never dropped. I've tried to unscrew the top from the antenna but have been unsuccessful. I'm afraid to force it. I have not yet opened the back of the unit to check connections there. I'm in Tonga and there are no technicians within a few hundred miles. The problem has been slowly getting worse over the last 3 weeks or so. The unit is a 2005. Hope you have some ideas. Thanks.
SOURCE: Garmin ique 3600 hot sync issues
I had the same problem. Obtained no help from Garmin - $200 to repair.
I purchased a $7.00 IRDA (infra red) - USB device; set my Connection to IR - PC and have been able to sync without any problems. However even withupdates I have not been able to get the cradle - PC connection to work. This is not a problem however since I now use the IR connection all the time.
You must touch the screen hot sync logo not the cradle button to start the sync process.
Posted on Feb 26, 2008
I had losts of lock ups when flipping on the GPS - almost ready to get rid of the Garmin IQUE 3600 since it hasn't worked well for over a year. Sometimes it works a short time with the GPS; other times it was instant lock up when searching for satellites.
I took many steps to isolate the issue, and then added complexity to the equation: update to r6 (no change), hard reset, no user data on IQ3600 during testing, use only internal drive, only use basemap lite on internal drive, only use 1 local city on internal drive, load other maps on external card. Each time I went outside and flipped on the GPS to see if that was affecting the lock up.
Then I played with the GPS settings. The factor that seems to solve the issue: TURN OFF WAAS - it is intended to improve accuracy to 9 ft but it seems to have a bug.
Palm OS Release 5.2.1r6
GPS lock up crash bug
Posted on Feb 03, 2009
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