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Garmin Radio... | Answered on Aug 20, 2017


I had the same problem; mine would shut off when bounced around too.
I used a #0 phillips screwdriver (very small) to take out the 6 screws that hold the case together, Carefully separate the face and back because there are wires that can be broken if you pull them apart too fast.
After you get the case apart, lift up the circuit board at the bottom and you will see a small blade pin that sticks out from the side where the batteries are and is supposed to slide up into a contact on the circuit board. I guess over time it starts to wiggle and get loose so I carefully bent the pin (very slightly so it would rub the inside of the contact.
So far I have tested it by dropping and beating it up a little and it seems to have fixed the problem.
Hope this helps.

Garmin Rino 130... | Answered on Dec 09, 2014


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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Garmin Rino 120... | Answered on Nov 25, 2014


Other than a major failure, the primary cause would be a bad or poorly charged battery.

Garmin Rino 120... | Answered on Nov 21, 2014


The unit may have a release tone to alert the receiving set that the transmisition is over. Or you may be setup on a repeator netwqork.

Garmin Rino 655T... | Answered on May 03, 2014


That unit has a special charger and harness.

Very similar to the Motorola
The Rino 650 and 655t includes a rechargeable lithium-ion battery. If the battery is not charging, ensure the battery is secure and the device is connected via the included A/C charger. The battery will not charge when connected via USB cable.

Garmin Rino 655T... | Answered on May 02, 2014


I have this same model never had a problem with it, test your batteries to make sure they are at least 1.5 volts. Move the batteries to make sure they are contacting the terminals.
not sure if this will work for yours but try it
To perform a master reset:
  1. Turn off the device
  2. Press the PAGE, ENTER2, and POWER buttons simultaneously
  3. Release all buttons once the Do you really want to erase all user data? message appears
  4. Select Yes

Garmin Rino 120... | Answered on Dec 15, 2013

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