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Old 03 September 2008, 09:40   #1
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Have a Garmin GPS, surface mounted which has now started to flick off when moved or the lead gets jiggled.

Sounds like a power supply issue so I'v tried to clean the pins and the lead connectors but is still doing it. It is just out of warranty (naturally!) and Garmin therefore reckon it will be about 100 to look at and repair if necessary which sounds excessive if just a simple issue.

Anyone encountered anything similar or can offer any tips/advice?
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Can you test continuity of the wires going to the GPS?

I just had a similar problem where in rough seas the GPS would turn off. I was able to connect a multi-meter to the positive and negative pins where the plug goes into the GPS. I wiggled the cable and found a bad connection under the console.
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Thanks Steve

Didn't think to look under consol so worth a try - if I can figure out the spagetti!
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Hi all

Have a Garmin GPS, surface mounted which has now started to flick off when moved or the lead gets jiggled.

Sounds like a power supply issue so I'v tried to clean the pins and the lead connectors but is still doing it. It is just out of warranty (naturally!) and Garmin therefore reckon it will be about 100 to look at and repair if necessary which sounds excessive if just a simple issue.

Anyone encountered anything similar or can offer any tips/advice?
I had a similar problem, power plug was a loose fit so I gently bent the pins a very small amount with some small pliers just to make them an interference fit
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Hi all

Have a Garmin GPS, surface mounted which has now started to flick off when moved or the lead gets jiggled.

Sounds like a power supply issue so I'v tried to clean the pins and the lead connectors but is still doing it. It is just out of warranty (naturally!) and Garmin therefore reckon it will be about 100 to look at and repair if necessary which sounds excessive if just a simple issue.

Anyone encountered anything similar or can offer any tips/advice?
I had the same problem - the tiny pins on the connector where the power lead fits onto the GPS unit had corroded and were making a poor connection. Phoned Garmin & they sent me a new power lead without asking how old the unit was.
Maybe it's a common problem.
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Thanks for the replies. I think is is the lead. Will try Bedajim's bending pins slightly cunning plan. If that doesn't work will burst into tears to Garmin and embarrass them into sending me a new lead. I have very little pride!
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I suffered an intermittent fault with a Garmin 2006C turning itself off occasionally. I couldn't replicate the fault by wiggling the wire, but had a spare lead anyway. Once fitted, it has been fine ever since.
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