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Offline Hogshunters

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Weird episode with my Garmin yesterday
« on: April 23, 2016, 08:52:14 am »
While we were out caching yesterday my Garmin totally 'locked up' - the only way to get any action from it was to take the batteries out, put them back and then it worked again [But I didn't do that till I got home as I thought I would loose all the info ie the caches I had put in. I couldn't even switch it of and re-boot it.
Before this happened the compass was doing a tango, hardly settled and kept giving different directions and distances - kept me a spin! At the same time George's smart phone was also misbehaving - similar action [but it didn't 'lock up']. So all in all it was difficult to home in on the caches.
The area we were in was by a canal, but also a main train line which was quite busy.
Can anyone throw any light onto what was happening please? Many thanks for any help. Jenny :)
 

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Re: Weird episode with my Garmin yesterday
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2016, 02:03:22 pm »
If you've got a Garmin Oregon 600 series, they do lock up for no apparent reason. I've got a 650 and that locks up even so often - so its batteries out, back in and all is well again.
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Re: Weird episode with my Garmin yesterday
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2016, 09:42:12 pm »
Thanks WT - sounds just like mine, and yes I have an Oregon 600 series. Wonder what causes it? If there is a Garmin stand at the Welsh Mega they might be able to explain it - they sorted out a problem for me at the Essex Mega last year.

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Re: Weird episode with my Garmin yesterday
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2016, 12:52:18 pm »
My 450 does it from time to time as well. 

 


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