My rhino 530 radio microphone does not seem to work, I can recieve and hear just fine, also it sends the peer to peer location to other rhinos. When you key up the radio it is received by the other radio but you can not hear anything other than maybe static, and has anyone sent anyhting in to Garmin to be repaired?
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Re: Garmin 530 gps radio
I am guessing that the unit is out of warranty. if this is the case go tohttp://www8.garmin.com/support/outofwarranty.html to handle your repairs. while I have not personally sent anything to Garmin, I don't expect you to have any problems. Garmin is a highly recognized company for both thier products and for there service.
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Check the manual to see if you can set the PL tones (CTCSS) and set them to the same as the other radios. If you hold down the monitor button and you can hear the other radios this is most likely to be the fix.
When I try to turn it on it comes up with the “rino” initialization screen and buzzes/vibrates at 5 second intervals.It never goes past this screen.Occasionally, for about 1 second a small white bar will appear across the bottom saying “0%.I’ve recharged the Li battery and got the same result.I’ve tried it while connected to the charger.Same result.I’ve tried using the optional 4 AA battery pack with fresh alkaline batteries.Same result.Did the factory reboot (page/enter/power buttons). Same – except instead of a buzz/vibrate I get the tone every 5 seconds. Have to remove battery to turn off.
Contacted Garmin tech support today (10/22) - hope to hear from them soon.
i had this problem with mine that i just got a month ago. i called garmin, they said send it in or return it and get a new one. I returned and got a new one today and it sends and receives perfectly. You need a new one.
I have a 530 which was intermittently receiving sat signals for about a day then it quit. I disassembled it and found that the circuit trace that connects to the GPS antenna had cracked at the edge of the solder connection. I added a short jumper on the trace and that fixed the problem. Note: very fine soldering. Not for the novis.
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.