Sorry this isn't going to be more descritive-I'm trying to help a guy on another site. Here's the info. I do have. He says his 2 month old c530 locks up and "poops out". That Garmin told him to do an update, which didn't work, and then told him to wait 48hrs. Thats all the info. I have right now. I told him to keep me updated and
to keep working with Garmin or try to exchange the unit. Anyone got any ideas/previous exerience with his said issue? Thanks for helpn a fellow gps er out.
http://www.poi-factory.com/node/5511 this thread has a little info on others with the same problem.
Probably should have replaced the unit, but as of now, it is only an inconvenience. The problem occurs when the unit is starting up and before it completes the sign in with the password. It will go into a "software update" mode, say percentage done, and then say completed. After that, I do not get any satellite reception.
The cure is to turn the power off and make sure it isn't connected to power. Then, hit the reset button and it will startup correctly. Appears to happen in cool or moist weather.
It will go into a "software update" mode, say percentage done, and then say completed. ... Appears to happen in cool or moist weather.
I can't offer any insights into the weather factor! ... but if you've still got a GUPDATE.GCD on there, you could delete it. It's as though its decided that the firmware is older than that contained in that image and so decides to reload it. (I realise this hypothesis raises as many questions as it answers ... but removing the file - if it exists - might alleviate the symptoms...)
Thank u guys-I`ll pass all ur thoughts on 2 him. Thanks again.
I do have that file on my c530 and just removed it. Will have to wait a couple of weeks to find out if that solved the problem. Will let you know.
I have had one failure since removing the file today. It was a good try. I am still leaning toward a hardware problem.
I have had one failure since removing the file today.
If it's still doing the same thing (attempting to load software), then it must be the firmware for some other component that it's attempting to load. Given the subsequent problems with satellite fixes, I'll bet it's that last Sirf "Update G" (or whatever they called it), that's implicated...
So you could try ditching *all* the .bin and .gcd files (some live in RemoteSW) ... I believe only Bluetooth firmware can be loaded under user control, so none of those files serve any useful purpose, once they've been successfully loaded.
Does Webupdater think everything's up-to-date?
1. The problem has existed for over a year, so I don't think it has to do with the Update G. It does say that it is updating Firmware.
2. Sometimes it occurs more often than not, and in particular, it didn't happen at all last summer.
3. As per Garmin, I have reloaded software several times.
4. Going on a trip, but when I return I will try to remove the files you mention.
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