Help -lost data in Garmin 12 GPS

Submitted: Thursday, Feb 16, 2006 at 19:07
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I seem to have no data in the way points list in my Garmin 12. There were about 120 waypoints in there + about 5 routes.

As it is a very laborious & tedious process to enter the co-ords, can I retreive these some how?

Is there an internal battery that could need replacing/recharging? The unit is about 6 years old.

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Reply By: Mike Harding - Thursday, Feb 16, 2006 at 19:11

Thursday, Feb 16, 2006 at 19:11
Simple. You just upload them from the backup you made on your computer using free software like Easy GPS... what's that...? No backup... oh dear, lot's of button pressing in front of you :)

Mike Harding

PS. There is an internal battery and it probably does need replacing. Garmin will do it for about $45 iirc.

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Follow Up By: signman - Friday, Feb 17, 2006 at 09:20

Friday, Feb 17, 2006 at 09:20
I don't think there is a 'back up ' battery in the GPS 12 !! However I do stand to be corrected.
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Follow Up By: Mike Harding - Friday, Feb 17, 2006 at 09:56

Friday, Feb 17, 2006 at 09:56
I have the 12XL which was the next model Garmin produced and it certainly has a back-up battery so I am guessing the 12 does too because it's very unlikely they would use EEPROM on the 12 and revert to BB RAM on the next model. At that time I think EEPROM and Flash were too expensive and/or slow for their requirement.

Mike Harding
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Reply By: PandJ - Friday, Feb 17, 2006 at 19:57

Friday, Feb 17, 2006 at 19:57
Hi Rick,

The Garmin 12 definatly has a back up battery in them and can only be replaced by Garmin themselves in Thialand.
Go to Garmin on the net and proceed to the garmin 12 under deleted models and read the Most asked Questions or send them an email of your problem.
By the experience I have had with myn your 4 AA bateries have gone flat or your backup has gone flat. I made a 240v to 6v power supply to keep power to myn when not in vehicle.
Hope this is of help.

Chow P & J
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Reply By: Rick (S.A.) - Sunday, Feb 19, 2006 at 08:48

Sunday, Feb 19, 2006 at 08:48
Thanks for the responses. Will check out those avenues.
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