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Lost remote GPS connection

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.
Chris Baxter

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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

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I had the same problem and was able to fix it by ugrading to latest ver 6.

Posted on Sep 19, 2007

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you must have the garmin in data transfer mode/ menu-activesetup-data transfer

Posted on Dec 02, 2007

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SOURCE: Garmin ique 3600 hot sync issues

If your unit has a memory card installed, remove it and hot sync again. Follow reset prompts and everything should reappear. Good luck.

Posted on Sep 19, 2008

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trying to get street updates and an extra memory card / can not do it on the computor?

Posted on Nov 17, 2008

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