20 Most Recent Garmin GPSMAP 168 Sounder GPS Receiver Questions & Answers


There are a couple of tide software updates available on Garmin.com in the downloads and updates section. You will need to register your product and download. It took me a while fumbling around before I could find the updates. I got some "no updates are" available messages but there are, so keep looking. If you have a newer computer, you will need to purchase a serial to USB converter too. I had the same inaccurate tide message and the updates fixed my GPSmap 168. ps. you will need the unit ID #, and the Garmin instructions are incorrect. Go to menu 2x, Systm, then hit menu again, and pick "software version".

Garmin GPSMAP... | Answered on Jul 29, 2012


Hi,

I am sorry to hear regarding the trouble. Unfortunately, it would be tough to find the parts or even a similar used camera. I tried searching down with major vendors as well as ebay and unable to find any used one. I doubt if any local repair shop would have the parts or could arrange it with the distributor. The only possibility would be either using the way it is or buying a new one. The only other alternative i could suggest is to contact the below :-

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

Go to contact us and find the link for them.

If they cannot help you with repair, i doubt anyone else could do.

Let me know,if needed further assistance.

Hope i helped you.

Thanks for using ' Fixya ' and have a nice day!!

Garmin GPSMAP... | Answered on Jun 22, 2011


Usually, the users or owners are up to date wih the devices feature functionalities. Device designers sometimes require time to redesign the modern innovations suitable with comparison to the onces on the market. First. allow sometime for design applications to take place to be made available soon as that is achieved. Second, informing the appropiate designers begins the request for new versions to be redesigned, modeled or innovated. Contact the devices manufactuers to details concerning the brand on the market. Usually, they would make a new game disk or simply invent a newer game altogether as improvement over the old one. Also, provide suggestions on the userability on the one on the market right now. Newer devices for some companies would least take place unless there was a need. For example, let them know of the expectations either to invent a newer device every years since the older onces are simple to over impress after so long.

Garmin GPSMAP... | Answered on Jan 17, 2011


To fix the problem, the screen back light must be replaced.

Garmin GPSMAP... | Answered on Nov 17, 2010


Had the same problem. Caused by Low battery. You have to hook it up to the car adapter and let it charge for a few minutes and it will work great.

Garmin GPSMAP... | Answered on Aug 01, 2010


Turn the unit off then turn on after few minutes.Then recheck.If still the same problem,then check out if there are too many tall buildings or too much covered area to the place where the unit is.If it is that this happens sometimes.But if there is nothing like that but still problem in searching satellites then its the electrical problem of the circuit board in the unit.Its not catching signal.Get it checked by the Garmin,because only Garmin deals with low or no satellite problems in your gps,.It requires chip reset and replacement if required. Thanks. Keep updated for any more query. You can rate this solution and show your appreciation.

Garmin GPSMAP... | Answered on Jul 15, 2010


go into the menu and turn WAAS off

Garmin GPSMAP... | Answered on Mar 30, 2010


Hi,

If I got your issue correct you are facing problem with your sounder part of the Garmin GPS. Though Garmin website will give you instructions on how to correct this but I have listed them below:

Power on unit
Press enter to get past the I Agree screen
Now you should be on the satellite page, press the menu button one time
Highlight WAAS off and press enter
By doing this, the unit should not shut down.

Customers have followed these instructions and my 168 Sounder is working fine.
Let us know if you need further instructions.

Garmin GPSMAP... | Answered on Jan 24, 2010


screen got stepped on while fishing on front of boat and need to find someone who can repair the unit. Thanks for any advice..

Garmin GPSMAP... | Answered on Oct 15, 2009


try this:

http://www.tomtom.com/9091

What you will be doing is actually deleting the current software then installing a fresh application

Garmin GPSMAP... | Answered on Sep 29, 2009


I just fixed mine with the same problem. You need to plug it into the AC adapter and follow the instrustions on page 73 to restore the unit. Worked fine all day after I did that.

Garmin GPSMAP... | Answered on Jun 14, 2009


I had the same problem and contacted Garmin. This is being caused by a software issue that started when the government updated the software in their WAAS satellites. The Garmin website will give you instructions on how to correct this but I have listed them below:

Power on unit
Press enter to get past the I Agree screen
Now you should be on the satellite page, press the menu button one time
Highlight WAAS off and press enter
By doing this, the unit should not shut down.

I followed these instructions and my 168 Sounder is working fine.

Garmin GPSMAP... | Answered on Dec 11, 2008


This may help. Mine has the GPS antenna build into the bracket at the back. I removed the bracket and the unit did not go into the error screen and the sounder worked fine. The GPS would not locate but it has not antenna attached so DOH!! I have orderd a new antenna with the BNC connector and will post if that fixes the problem. At this point I'm guessing its a blow GPS antenna.

Dave

Garmin GPSMAP... | Answered on Nov 28, 2008

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