Garmin 38 gps

Submitted: Saturday, Feb 28, 2009 at 09:52
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Hi All,


Got a garmin 38,old school, which won't pick up the satellites turns on and can find old way points ect. Is there some place in oz that repairs them or is it a throw away, purchase new item.

Thanks in advance,
Larry
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Reply By: MickeyJ - Saturday, Feb 28, 2009 at 09:57

Saturday, Feb 28, 2009 at 09:57
Make sure you have left it turned on for a few hours in clear line of sight to the sky. Sometimes the old GPS units can take a while to find the sattelites after they have been powered off for a while.

Mickey
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Reply By: solo20 - Saturday, Feb 28, 2009 at 11:38

Saturday, Feb 28, 2009 at 11:38
Thanks for the reply, have tried that, after 1/2 an hour the unit just turns itself off.
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Follow Up By: age - Saturday, Feb 28, 2009 at 12:16

Saturday, Feb 28, 2009 at 12:16
Solo20

Give it a bit longer than 30 minutes if you can - it sometimes takes over an hour with these old Garmin units if they have been turned off a while. See if you can navigate to a screen to key in a point/waypoint that is close to your home. Allows the unit to start identifying the correct satellites for it's Almanac and places it in the right hemisphere.

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Reply By: Ozhumvee - Saturday, Feb 28, 2009 at 12:51

Saturday, Feb 28, 2009 at 12:51
I've got an old Garmin 75 which can take 3 or 4 hours to get itself sorted if its been off for a few months so give it a bit longer with fresh batteries.
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Reply By: Skippy In The GU - Saturday, Feb 28, 2009 at 15:55

Saturday, Feb 28, 2009 at 15:55
I know my old GPS2+ had to be told what state I was in to help it find the sats
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Reply By: zacc - Saturday, Feb 28, 2009 at 19:43

Saturday, Feb 28, 2009 at 19:43
yeh the older ones also had to have your coordinates put in for it initilize
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