It souds like your GPS is bad. It is either a RV16 or a GPK10. If the GPS is about 1 inch in width then it is a RV16. If the GPS is about 3 inches in width then it is a GPK10. Both GPS units are available through SITEX. 727-576-5995 x139
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Have you updated the unit's software lately? Free unit software updates can be found on Garmin's site. Search for your model as this software is model-specific. There was a new satellite launched in '08 which caused problems for some Garmin units, making some units freeze. The software update fixes this.
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Yes, this problem might been caused by the launch of a new satellite
earlier this year. As soon as your unit gets a fix from the new
satellite, it causes this problem. Simple immediate fix: disable WAAS
in the setup. Permanent fix: go to Garmin website and update your
unit's software and it will fix this temporary problem. Enjoy your GPS
and don't forget to come back and tell us if this fixed your problem.
Try updating your unit software via Garmin.com. The US launched a new satellite earlier this year, causing problems with WAAS. You can disable WAAS as a temporary fix but updating your unit's software should provide a permanent fix. Let us know if this solves your problem.
I had this problem today, updated the software, now the unit seems to be working perfectly. The unit "crashes" (single line down screen center) as soon as it get enough satelites to work with WAAS.
Go to Garmin site for software updates. Download and install the WebUpdater. Once or unit is hooked up to your computer and you have internet access, the software will download and update your GPS with the latest software fixes. I had software Version 3.7. For the Legend, Version 3.9 fixes the problems with WAAS.
i did 2 things, one of which solved the problem. i saw that lots of people were trying to fix this by addressing the cable and plug, but this was not fixing the issue. i began to clean the connectors (with fine sandpaper) but they looked ok anyway, and also the restart issue was not happening when the gps was in motion - it was also happening when everything was still, so the cable could not be the problem. the second thing i did was, i went to garmin.com and did a software update (not the maps) I just went here http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=931 and this thing did everything automatically. I just got back from a short 30 min trip and the unit did not reset itself anymore. I have to assume the problem was in the software. go to garmin.com and use the WebUpdater to update firmware and stuff on your gps. Oh, one thing i can't get it to work is the voice driving directions now, i'll try to fix that too, but for now i'm happy the unit does not reset itself anymore.