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Old 11 August 2012, 18:32   #11
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My Garmin 182C is almost 10 years old with no such problems ( says he , touching wood ) !
Do you want one for spares just in case?
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Old 12 September 2012, 13:21   #12
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I've had a chance to strip out the circuit boards etc today and see if I could identify what the problem was. What I found was a multi pin connector one half fixed to the top cover the other to a circuit board connected to the top cover. Obviously where the two parts are fitted the plastic cover flexes a little either though hot and cold days or vibration this has fractured the soldered connections which is the only means of fixing the connector to the board. This IMHO should have been a ribbon connection so a cock up by Garmin at the design stage.

I've resoldered the connection and applied a little hotmelt in an attempt to sure up the connection and so far things are looking promising.

Having now replaced this unit with a Raymarine I'm now split between keeping as a spare or selling it on and giving someone a chance of buying a cheap chartplotter.
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Andy, I would sell it on cheap on here. Someone just starting out on a limited budget might be very grateful for a cheap GPS for a couple of years.

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Andy, I would sell it on cheap on here. Someone just starting out on a limited budget might be very grateful for a cheap GPS for a couple of years.

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OK that surprised me! I've already had a few PM's inquiring about purchase.

I have decided that I will part with it, however as I've only just repaired it today I'd like to soak test it till the weekend. It was on for 11/2hrs this evening, but not wanting to sell someone an unreliable unit I'll test it some more over the coming days.

It'll come with the GPS Aerial, Sun Cover and a chart of the Solent area (from Past Selsey to at least Portland) and Northern France. Not too sure about channel islands but I'll check.

It's very clean and has had a screen protector since new, it also connects has NMEA so will connect to your DSC radio.

I'll post some pics later.
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To be up front I'm showing 3 photo's of the inside of the 182. The first is after I had re-soldered the plug, the second is showing the Card holder loosely in position and the third two small dollops of hot melt either side of the connector.
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Good work Andy
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Sorted.

I couldn't work out how to do it from my iPhone!
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This has now been sold.
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