I have a Garmin 298 with the internal GPS antenna which has failed to lock on to a satelite on my last two trips out. Yesterday I left it on for 2 hours without luck
The unit is just over 2 years old and is kept at home when not in use. The only damage I can find is to the cable which connects the fish finder transducer to the back of the GPS - this has been crushed slightly by the battery box landing on top of it (now re-secured) - one of the wires is exposed but not broken. However, as the GPS antenna is internal and the fish finder is still working correctly I assume this is eroneous?
Anyway Ribnetters, a few questions if I may:
1. Has anyone experienced a similar issue of a Garmin not locking on?
2. Could I have accidentally switched it off in the settings somehow?
3. Is it worth having GPS units repaired (sent back to Garmin etc) or shall I just bin it and buy new?
Grateful for any help