The Wisconsin Geocaching Association

  Login or Register

Website Navigation

62.png Home
15.png WGA Store

49.png Information Center
26.png WGA Newsletters
24.png Reviewer's Words
53.png Presentation Resources
39.png Geocaching Files
27.png Bookmarks
56.png Location Rules and Regs
49.png BOD Info Center

17.png Forums
16.png New Posts
20.png Unanswered Posts

calendar_day.png Upcoming Events
mapicon.png Map
29.png Calendar
11.png Submit Event

mapicon.png WGA State Park CachesNew content !

shield_star.png Cache of the Month
mapicon.png Past Winners Map

LonelyCache.png Lonely Cache Game
mapicon.png Current Map
26.png Scoreboard
11.png Submit Report

rescueiconsm.png Cache Rescue
11.png Submit a Mission

icon_community.gif Members
27.png Your Account
47.png Private Messages
contact_blue.png WGA Member Map
Geocaching_LIVE_poweredby_16.png GC.COM Authorization

icon_members.gif News
tree-T.gif Topics
tree-T.gif Archives
tree-L.gif Submit News

image_cultured.png Photo Gallery
tree-T.gif Updates
tree-L.gif Popular

shield.png Fun Stuff
28.png Recent Logs
TB.gif Picnic to Picnic TB Race Standings
TB.gif WGA Hauler

49.png Board of Directors
 
Contact Us

 
Facebook

Wisconsin Geocaching Association

 
Follow Us

Twitter Button

 
Subscribe to Newsletter

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required
 
Geocaching.com Search
View Search Syntax
 
COTM
Winner -
March 2014 Northern Zone:
Apostle Islands-Mawikwe Sea Caves

Winner -
March 2014 Northeast Zone:
Moscow, We Have A Problem

Winner -
March 2014 West Central Zone:
World Wide Quarters

Winner -
March 2014 South Central Zone:
WSQ Dunn

Winner -
March 2014 Southeast Zone:
Risen King

Winner -
March 2014 Series of the Month:
Woodpecker Series of Johnson Creek


More Info >>>

 
 
Wisconsin Geocaching Association: Forums
 

 

View next topic
View previous topic
Post new topic   Reply to topic
Author Message
Curly Girls
WGA Member



Joined: 2007-05-05
Posts: 494
Location: Fox Valley/Appleton area

PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 7:28 am Reply with quote Back to top

So not good! I was going over to show a friend my GPS (Garmin GPSMap 60CX) because they want to start caching themselves. I dropped my GPS on the floor in the garage. Yes, it has a case on it - so a little extra padding. Well, I get over there for "show and tell" and it does nothing but BEEP! It "appears" to be working but the display is blank.

Any helpful advice? I leave for a trip in 3 weeks and absolutely have to have a working GPS.

Can it be fixed? Has anyone had this happen? I have dropped it before and have never had this problem. Do I buy one just like it if I need to purchase or do I upgrade to another model? I have the City Navigator chip and hopefully that is still working.

HELP!!!!
 
View user's profile Send private message
Team Deejay
WGA Member



Joined: 2005-10-02
Posts: 2374
Location: Rochester, WI, US

PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 8:09 am Reply with quote Back to top

Give a call to Garmin support. Even if your unit is out of warranty, they will probably do a swap for a refurbished unit. Just don't forget to remove your Map chip before you send it in.
 
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
sandlanders
WGA Member



Joined: 2008-01-18
Posts: 18950
Location: Adams, WI

PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 8:10 am Reply with quote Back to top

Once when I could hardly see anything on my screen, I found I had to readjust the brightness level. Maybe that got out of whack when you dropped it. Hope it's something that simple. Sick (or dead) receivers: not good. Sad
 
View user's profile Send private message
cheezehead
WGA Member



Joined: 2006-07-02
Posts: 6060
Location: Hayward, WI. USA

PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 8:10 am Reply with quote Back to top

YIKES!!! Shocked Not good! I don't know if it's fixable, but the chip "should" be ok I think. If you have to replace the unit, replace it with what your cormfortable with. You should be able to find one (60 CX) at a pretty good price on line.
 
View user's profile Send private message
Johnny Cache
WGA Member



Joined: 2005-08-30
Posts: 304
Location: Milwaukee, WI

PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 8:49 am Reply with quote Back to top

Make sure the MicroSD card is seated properly in the card tray in the battery compartment. Mine was loose a couple weeks back and the unit would turn on for 1 second and then go dark. Everything was fine once I made sure the chip was slid forward into the lock position.
 
View user's profile Send private message
SammyClaws
WGA Member



Joined: 2007-04-27
Posts: 331
Location: Muskego

PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 4:05 pm Reply with quote Back to top

One other thing to try is changing the batteries. I dropped a couple on our tile floor and it was like it wiped the charge out of them. I dont know if there is any difference with rechargeables, but that little drop did them in. Just a thought.
 
View user's profile Send private message
Team Vaughan
WGA Member



Joined: 2004-07-15
Posts: 86
Location: Sussex

PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 5:32 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I just dropped that same unit at Ledge Park about 20' on to the rock ground and except for a few nicks it still works great.
 
View user's profile Send private message
Curly Girls
WGA Member



Joined: 2007-05-05
Posts: 494
Location: Fox Valley/Appleton area

PostPosted: Fri Jun 25, 2010 11:08 am Reply with quote Back to top

I have a bit of an update to post.

With the geo-cation starting 3 weeks from today on a MAJOR 4 state tour, I decided to buy an upgrade. Too chancy any other way, I see it. I am now the proud owner of a Oregon 450! Thanks to advice from Marie (Lacknothing) and Andy (Neonride93) - I made a quick decision and pulled the trigger on the new one.

Garmin did get back to me on how to reset it and download software on it to see if I can fix it. If not, I can send it in for repair and the flat rate would be $110. Seeing as new GPSMAP60CX is $350, I think I will have it fixed and keep it as my "back up". If I am lucky and work quick, I might even have it back when I leave in 3 weeks, but only time will tell.

Oh, and when I did use my brand new Scheel's credit card to purchase it, the warranty was automatically extended another year. So if I am going to drop that one, it better be in the first 2 years I have it. And I will have to fall on top of it, since I think I will need to keep it tightly clipped to my belt loop! wink
 
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:       
Post new topic   Reply to topic

View next topic
View previous topic
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001-2008 phpBB Group
:: Theme & Graphics by Daz :: Ported for PHP-Nuke by nukemods.com ::
All times are GMT - 6 Hours
 
Forums ©
 
Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Parental Consent Form | contact | Comments ]

All content © 2013 Wisconsin Geocaching Association, except comments and forum entries which are property of their posters.

The Groundspeak Geocaching Logo is a registered trademark of Groundspeak, Inc. Used with permission.
 


Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of the WGA Terms of Use


Distributed by Raven PHP Scripts
New code written and maintained by the RavenNuke™ TEAM


(Original PHP-Nuke Code Copyright © 2004 by Francisco Burzi)
Page Generation: 0.17 Seconds

:: fisubice phpbb2 style by Daz :: PHP-Nuke theme by www.nukemods.com ::
:: fisubice Theme Recoded To 100% W3C CSS & HTML 4.01 Transitional & XHTML 1.0 Transitional Compliance by RavenNuke™ TEAM ::

:: W3C CSS Compliance Validation :: W3C HTML 4.01 Transitional Compliance Validation :: W3C XHTML 1.0 Transitional Compliance Validation ::