Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 14 September 2008, 11:55   #1
Member
 
Hightower's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Fareham
Length: 6m +
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 7,855
Garmin 182C not reading maps

I've been having an increasing problem where my Garmin 182C won't come up with map detail, up to now I've been removing and replacing the map cartridge and this has been sorting the problem. However today I'm getting card wrong format or the detail will come up zoomed out but as soon as I require a higher detail the unit comes up with an hour glass symbol untill you zoom out again.

It's about 4 years old and have never had a problem.


Any suggestions?
__________________

__________________
Andy

Looks Slow but is Fast
Member of the ebay Blue RIB cover club.
Hightower is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14 September 2008, 16:24   #2
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Newcastle Staffs
Boat name: blue it
Make: ribcraft 7.5
Length: 7m +
Engine: suzuki df225
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 488
Send a message via AIM to Top banana
could try ringing garmin an see if there is a software update. mine kept dropping out and freezing. a new software update cured it.
__________________

__________________
Top banana
Top banana is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14 September 2008, 19:38   #3
Member
 
Hightower's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Fareham
Length: 6m +
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 7,855
I will phone them anyway, but it'll be a bit strange that I've never had any problems like this in the past I doubt a software update will cure it.
__________________
Andy

Looks Slow but is Fast
Member of the ebay Blue RIB cover club.
Hightower is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14 September 2008, 21:20   #4
RIBnet admin team
 
Nos4r2's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: The wilds of Wiltshire
Boat name: WhiteNoise/Dominator
Make: Ballistic 7.8/SR5.4
Length: 7m +
Engine: Opti 225/Yam 85
MMSI: 235090687/235055163
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 12,645
RIBase
If you're coming next Saturday you can try plugging my card into it if you want to see if your card is U/S.
__________________
Need spares,consoles,consumables,hire,training or even a new boat?

Please click HERE and HERE and support our Trade Members.

Join up as a Trade member or Supporter HERE
Nos4r2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15 September 2008, 04:06   #5
Member
 
Country: USA
Town: Oakland CA
Length: 3m +
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 6,653
What type of cards? Try cleaning the contacts (if they're edge connector types) by rubbing them with a pencil eraser, and wiping with a solvent (acetone should work, as will alcohol, MEK, etc.)

jky
__________________
jyasaki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15 September 2008, 13:51   #6
Member
 
Hightower's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Fareham
Length: 6m +
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 7,855
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nos4r2 View Post
If you're coming next Saturday you can try plugging my card into it if you want to see if your card is U/S.
That'll be cool, thanks Mat.
__________________
Andy

Looks Slow but is Fast
Member of the ebay Blue RIB cover club.
Hightower is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15 September 2008, 13:54   #7
Member
 
Hightower's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Fareham
Length: 6m +
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 7,855
Quote:
Originally Posted by jyasaki View Post
What type of cards? Try cleaning the contacts (if they're edge connector types) by rubbing them with a pencil eraser, and wiping with a solvent (acetone should work, as will alcohol, MEK, etc.)

jky
The Pins are hidden up inside the GPS and the contacts in the card are also hidden in the end of the RAM and accessable though holes in the casing. So don't really want to be soaking things in Acetone
__________________
Andy

Looks Slow but is Fast
Member of the ebay Blue RIB cover club.
Hightower is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15 September 2008, 13:55   #8
Member
 
Hightower's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Fareham
Length: 6m +
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 7,855
Would vasaline work to help lubricate the contacts and stop things from oxidising?
__________________
Andy

Looks Slow but is Fast
Member of the ebay Blue RIB cover club.
Hightower is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16 September 2008, 11:43   #9
Member
 
Country: USA
Town: Oakland CA
Length: 3m +
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 6,653
Vaseline is petroleum, which will probably degrade the plastic over time (and not necessarily much time, either...)

Silicone grease would be a better alternative. For small stuff, silicone spray.

jky
__________________
jyasaki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17 September 2008, 07:52   #10
Member
 
Country: Canada
Town: Tobermory, Canada eh
Boat name: Verius
Make: Zodiac Hurricane 590
Length: 5m +
Engine: Yamaha F150
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 1,345
Send a message via MSN to Stoo
It almost sounds like some corrosion in there that has increased over time. There use to be a spray that was sold for underwater cameras that was squirted on exposed metal and electrical connections that removed the salt corrosion. You might try looking at a dive shop... I think it was called "Salt-away" or something original... Possibly even a little drop of white vinegar (not malt) can cut the salt...

My experience with salt and electronics is that silicone lubes etc don't fix the problem... they don't get rid of the salt. If that's what the problem is, and you can get it clean and working, then the silicone spray can reduce the likelihood of salt corrosion re-occurring.
__________________

__________________
Pump it up and RIDE!

www.wetspotimages.com
Stoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 23:50.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.