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I HAVE A GARMIN RINO 120 AND THE BATTERIES GO DEAD VERY QUICKLY. YOU CAN USE IT OUNCE TURN IT OFF AND THE NEXT TIME YOU USE IT THE BATTERIES ARE ALMOST DEAD.ALSO IT LOSES SATELITE SIGNALS AND TAKES A LONG TIME TO FIND THEM AGAIN. MY FRIENDS GPS WILL STILL HAVE SIGNALS AND I WON'T AND THEIR BATTERIES WILL LAST DAYS COMPARED TO MINE LASTING HOURS. IS THEIR ANY THING I CAN DO OR DID I GET A LEMON.

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An older unit. No service available from Garmin as it is obsolete. The 120's have a lot of problems. Poor battery life. Poor reboot and constant dying after on. I would find another unit.

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What do you see if you use it in the open air? Same thing?
Some cars have a metal coating on the windows that works as a sun block, usually french cars. In these cars satellite reception is poor and this can be a reason for bad reception. Sometimes these problems also occur when a cell phone is too close to the gps. The gps does need line of sight to the sky to get a good signal, usually stuck to the windshield is sufficient.

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SOURCE: battery discharging quickly

I think you have a faulty battery so if you can replace it. If the problem still persists then the most likely cause is a faulty capacitor on the power supply board of the gps. If you can find a competant technician to fix it. Hope this helps.

Posted on Oct 03, 2008

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SOURCE: My garmin 750 gps will not turn on when plugged into power source

A dead battery will cause the unit not to turn on, but it should turn on if connected to an external power source like an AC wall charger or DC car charger.

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Make sure that you have downloaded updates for your garmin.

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SOURCE: i have a garmin nuvi 660,when i turn on my gps it

Please see think link for a resolution. There is a defective part in the flip-up antenna assembly. I've repaired hundreds of these with the same problem.

http://www.sharc.net/gps_antenna_repair.htm


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Posted on Dec 07, 2009

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How come the garmin 120 radio isn't compatible with standard Motorola walkie talkies


When programmed to the same frequency and code settings the Garin Rino 120 should match the Motorola TalkAbout line of radios. They are all using the same UHF FRS/GMRS frequencies. Here is a link to the Garmin user guide where you will find the frequency charts on pgs. 100-102: http://www.uky.edu/~jmlhot2/courses/for480/Rino120_OwnersManual.pdf
Motorola TalkAbout user guides can be found at: http://shop.giantintl.com/Manuals.asp
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Instruction


Download or view the .pdf Rino 120 Owner's Manual here........
http://www8.garmin.com/manuals/Rino120_OwnersManual.pdf

Dec 10, 2008 | Garmin Rino 120 2-Way Radio

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Batteries die quickly - unit gets hot


You may have a bad or shorted battery pack. You might try replacing it to see if the problem goes away. It would be normal, while charging for a battery to get warm. But not hot. Rechargeable batteries have a life expectancy of 18-24 months.

Oct 11, 2008 | Garmin Rino 120 2-Way Radio

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RINO 120 :: screen blanks out with just a single horizontal line


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By reading a number of forums, I've found that there was a WAAS satelitte update (bug), that causes this foul up.
The only solution I've been able to arrive at is DISABLE the WAAS feature, as no Garmin Update/patch (for Rino120) has been made available.
To shutoff the WAAS feature press your [Page] button until you arrive at the "Main Menu"
go down until your on the "Setup"(hammer)
go in (by pressing in, on the directional button)
go down until your on the "System"(gears)
go in (by pressing in, on the directional button)
go down until your on WAAS, go in and select the Disabled
go up to the "X" (top right) press it, then you can [Page] button anywhere you want from there.

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Wonder what WAAS is?
http://www8.garmin.com/aboutGPS/waas.html

Take care.

PS- Garmin if you read this....I would like to have my WAAS back, and since I registered for updates, back in 2005, why didn't I get an email from you telling me about this issue (when it happened and provide a solution - at the same time :: even a work around as I've posted here)

Oct 02, 2008 | Garmin Rino 120 2-Way Radio

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Turn it on - black screen


Dropped the rino 120 and the led is blank but radio works

Sep 01, 2008 | Garmin Rino 120 2-Way Radio

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To make un full reset


Hello Rahooty,

There is no way to set the date and time becayse the system clock in your Garmin Rhino 120 should be updating based on the information it receives from the GPS satellites. The radio should auto locate itself within about five minutes of being turned on providing it has a clear view of the sky. Once it sucessfully auto locates the radio's clock and position should reset. There does not appear to be any other reset built into the device.

Try taking the batteries out for at least 5 minutes. Then, reinstall the batteries, turn the unit on, and give the unit 5-10 minutes to auto locate. If it doesn't, you may need to contact Garmin support for additional sevice.

Best Regards,
Ken
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Jun 05, 2008 | Garmin Rino 120 2-Way Radio

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Overheat/battery drain


Hello dogwillhunt,

It is normal for a two-way radio to generate some heat, especially during extended periods of long talk time. Consumer two-way radios tend to be much more susceptible to this because they tend to be constructed out of materials that do not dissipate heat very efficiently, such as polycarbonate and plastic. Periods of heavy transmit times also use additional power, causing the radio’s batteries to run down more quickly and require replacement or recharge. Use of the display backlight feature can generate additional heat and run the unit out of battery power even more quickly.

If the radio is heating up excessively and burning through batteries (pardon the pun) in situations where you are not using the LCD backlight excessively or transmitting for long periods of time, this may be indicative of a problem with the unit that would require service, such as a short or defective component. If such is the case, I would recommend contacting the manufacturer.

Agent Ken
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Apr 07, 2008 | Garmin Rino 120 2-Way Radio

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Garmin 120 will not turn on


i talked with garmin tech today, he said to hold the button below talk, and the wheel and the power at the same time to master reset....it did not work for me but it might for someone else

Apr 03, 2008 | Garmin Rino 120 2-Way Radio

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Garmin 120 just dies


hi

have you put fresh batteries in
are they the right way around
are the 2 metal spring clips tight up against the batteries
try bending them (al little) to make better contact

has the unit had any water in/on it

is the mic button pushed down and draining the batteries too quickly

D

Nov 21, 2007 | Garmin Rino 120 2-Way Radio

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