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Kharidian
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Posted - 15 Apr 2009 :  6:47:51 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Kharidian to your friends list Send Kharidian a Private Message
I recently bought a Garmin Foretrex 101 (just to get an idea of my hacking distances) and it worked fine for a couple of months.

However, now it will not "acquire satellites" - it spends ages trying and then asks if I am indoors (no), have I travelled hundreds of miles since the last time I used it (no) and then asks if the date is correct (yes), and then it tries again....with no luck.

Is there any way I can reset the unit (I've read the manual but there's no troubleshooting section) or is it dead? All ideas gratefully awaited!

Caryn

Kharidian (Prince Sadik x Khiri)........ Alkara Cassino (H Tobago x Rose Aboud)
aka "Roger".................................... aka "Chips"

The first image is from an original painting by Pat Shorto.

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Pauline
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Posted - 15 Apr 2009 :  8:39:09 PM  Show Profile  Visit Pauline's Homepage  Click to see Pauline's MSN Messenger address  Send Pauline a Yahoo! Message Bookmark this reply Add Pauline to your friends list Send Pauline a Private Message
Have you changed the batteries Do thety need changing.

The manual says that flat batteries when full charged need longer to pick up the signal.

Pauline

Pauline Higgs
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Kharidian
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Posted - 15 Apr 2009 :  11:13:59 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Kharidian to your friends list Send Kharidian a Private Message
Pauline,
Thanks for your suggestion. I use rechargable lithium batteries and I had been using these and recharged them several times before I got the problem - there are three/four bars shown (four being fully charged) but maybe I'll try normal alkaline batteries again to see if this solves the problem.

Thanks,
Caryn

Kharidian (Prince Sadik x Khiri)........ Alkara Cassino (H Tobago x Rose Aboud)
aka "Roger".................................... aka "Chips"

The first image is from an original painting by Pat Shorto.

South-East Essex
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Dot
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Posted - 16 Apr 2009 :  10:06:39 AM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Dot to your friends list Send Dot a Private Message
have you checked if the software on the unit is up to date?

Dot
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Kharidian
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Posted - 16 Apr 2009 :  11:44:28 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Kharidian to your friends list Send Kharidian a Private Message
Good point, Dot. However it didn't have a USB-type lead (or any other lead) to connect to a computer....I could try to buy one on ebay but I may be throwing good money after bad if it's broken but if I can get one for a few pounds it my be worth it.

Caryn

Kharidian (Prince Sadik x Khiri)........ Alkara Cassino (H Tobago x Rose Aboud)
aka "Roger".................................... aka "Chips"

The first image is from an original painting by Pat Shorto.

South-East Essex
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Kharidian
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Posted - 22 Apr 2009 :  6:34:29 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Kharidian to your friends list Send Kharidian a Private Message
Well.......would you believe it?! I thought I'd try saying "yes" when it asked if I'd travelled hundreds of miles since the last time I turned it on (I haven't been further than 10 miles as the crow flies)........and hey presto it works again. Just as well that I was beaten in an e-bay auction for a replacement yesterday.

There's nowt so queer as gadgets!
Caryn

Kharidian (Prince Sadik x Khiri)........ Alkara Cassino (H Tobago x Rose Aboud)
aka "Roger".................................... aka "Chips"

The first image is from an original painting by Pat Shorto.

South-East Essex
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