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Garmin GPS GSMAP 182C Chartplotter will not boot up

This is not for the product listed. My GPS unit is not listed; it is a Garmin GSMap 182C and is for marine use. This GPS Chartplotter has worked well in the past, but this year it opens to the first page where you need to push any key to agree and continue. This page also has, at the bottom the message "Please wait reading card", and no matter which button is pushed, it will not go beyond this page. I believe that the unit is acquireing satellites in the backgroud because when the unit is turned on I see the message "acquireing satellites" which later goes off. Any Ideas?

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  • halljer Jun 27, 2008

    I assumed that the the problem was in the membor card. Is there a way to check or replace it? If so, how do you do it?

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Try and doing a Master Reset on the GPS. This will bring it back to Factory settings. I have seen this issue with Garmin Street Pilot GPS systems. To reset them you turn the GPS off and then turn it on again while you hold down the map and find buttons. Try this and let me know. Does your GPS have these buttons? If not let me know. I am looking up the specs for your GPS right now. Thanks - Tech101

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  • Justin Jun 27, 2008

    Here is a link for updates for your GPS:



    Updates



    Here is a link for your manual



    182C GPS Manual



    Do you have a radar beacon installed on your boat? This can also cause issues. Here is a link from Garmin describing a solution for this issue:



    GPS Interferance Solution



    If you have any questions please let me know.



    Thanks - Tech101

  • Justin Jun 27, 2008

    Also if you do need to send it in for service it may still be under warranty. Garmin is pretty good about this and if you contact them they will pre-pay the shipping for you. Once they recieve the unit they send you a replacement. Here is a link with their contact information:



    Garmin Support Information and Instructions



    You first have to conatct support and get an RMA number from them before you return it.



    If you found this solution helpful please rate it when you get a chance. Thanks - Tech101

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Hi,

You may want to check:
1. possibly an internal/backup memory battery near end of its life; and/or
2. possible software/firmware update from here.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

Thank you for using FixYa.

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If the unit doesn't go further from the reading card. this may indicate that theres a problem in the memory card.

Not being able to a get a signal lock on satellites would indicate a problem either in the software something is wrong or not geting loaded correctly (the memory card) Or a hardware problem.

You may have to take it in for service if you are unable to check the memory card or replace it.

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