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Old 23-07-2012, 18:18   #1
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Garmin GPS II plus powers on then immediately off

Each and every time.
It worked a few years ago.
I have held onto this as a backup device.
so any ideas? When it powers on you see the globe screen for about 2 seconds then it dies.
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Re: Garmin GPS II plus powers on then immediately off

Change the batteries?

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Re: Garmin GPS II plus powers on then immediately off

It is running off the cord with no batteries.
I will check with batteries inside.
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Re: Garmin GPS II plus powers on then immediately off

Some cable powered units have a small 'memory' battery (button size) inside (e.g. some Raymarine). When this battery goes flat, the units behave in a way similar to what you described.

Look inside your Garmin - maybe it too has such a battery. You will likely find a replacement on the aftermarket.

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Re: Garmin GPS II plus powers on then immediately off

How old is it?
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Re: Garmin GPS II plus powers on then immediately off

OLD, like more than 10 years?
It is a 12 SAT GPS which can output NMEA serial to a computer.
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Re: Garmin GPS II plus powers on then immediately off

just asked because my magellan backup did the same thing after 2000. evidently it wasnt programmed to exceed that date.... basically it was new never used except to test occasionally...
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