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Old 09 August 2012, 16:05   #1
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Garmin 182c map problem

I know this is old tech in the fast paced world of chartplotters but I've been having problems with the unit reading map data from the memory stick. I had this on another 182c about 4 years ago and Garmin told me it was cheaper to sell me an exchange unit for 120. I doubt they'll do the same this time around, so I guess I'd like to hear from someone who's had the same problems as me and if they found a solution.
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I know this is old tech in the fast paced world of chartplotters but I've been having problems with the unit reading map data from the memory stick. I had this on another 182c about 4 years ago and Garmin told me it was cheaper to sell me an exchange unit for 120. I doubt they'll do the same this time around, so I guess I'd like to hear from someone who's had the same problems as me and if they found a solution.
Phone Garmin 02380524000, select 1 and then 3 or maybe 4 (marine tech support). Ask them for the cost of a return to base repair and they should offer you an upgrade to current model at the return to base fixed cost. (A lot less than the retail price)

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Phone Garmin 02380524000, select 1 and then 3 or maybe 4 (marine tech support). Ask them for the cost of a return to base repair and they should offer you an upgrade to current model at the return to base fixed cost. (A lot less than the retail price)

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I've come across the service instruction form from the last time I had it replaced, it's dated October 2008 so just under 4 years old. The original one was bought at the 2004 LBS so they seem to have a 4 year old life expectancy

I'm going to phone tomorrow them anyway, so fingers crossed.
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Just phoned Garmin. Just as I thought, they can't help me. Looks like I'll be looking for a replacement
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Check in system information to see what version software the unit is running and then check on Garmins website to see if it's up to date. Reloading a newer version or even the same version can iron out bugs.

Also, remove the data chip and give the contacts in the chip and in the unit a clean.
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Check in system information to see what version software the unit is running and then check on Garmins website to see if it's up to date. Reloading a newer version or even the same version can iron out bugs.

Also, remove the data chip and give the contacts in the chip and in the unit a clean.
I went though this 4 years ago and it didn't help and just this morning I've used electrical contact cleaner on the data chip to no avail, I've also got the latest update, the last and most recent one was in 2007.

Garmin seem unwilling to repair the unit as they say it'll cost me more than a new one and seeing this has happened now twice on 182C's I would have to say that this is an inherent fault that only appears after 4 years of use.

I've got a backup Raymarine A65 chartplotter installed in the console on the passenger side and I can use that as my primary navigation, I just need to fix the depthfinder issue with it.
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What's with the 4 year Garmin lifespan?

My 2004 GSMAP 188c lost the ability to 'see' satellites in 2008 - Garmin were unable to help - everything else worked fine.

Replaced it with a GPSMAP 298 (same connections, so I could use the existing transducers etc) - works fine until 2012 - and now it's exactly the same again!!

Anyone got any clue whether you can perform some sort of hard/total reset with a Garmin to see if it might clear the problem? Otherwise it looks like unit no 3...
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Wow, what a coincidence! Reminds me of the British car industry in the 60's and 70's where they would build in mud traps to rot the car and limit the life span.
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After painstakingly writing all my GPS waypoints down I did a system reset. Still doesn't work. I can conform I have the latest update too. So I've run out of options with this unit short of stripping it down and having a look inside myself.

Time to concentrate on the Raymarine and get that fully working.

Thanks for all your suggestions
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My Garmin 182C is almost 10 years old with no such problems ( says he , touching wood ) !
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