Notices
Marine Electronics Forum

Garmin software update 5.20 bad?

Old 09-07-2003, 05:37 PM
  #1  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Deerfield Beach, Florida
Posts: 1,021
Likes: 0
Received 34 Likes on 25 Posts
Default Garmin software update 5.20 bad?

I have a 182C and a GSD20 sounder which ran pretty well. I had a couple issues about the sounder's performace and I updated the software to the new version (5.20) as directed by garmin tech support. Now my 182c freezes very often an I have rto remove the power plug to reset it. It seems to happen only when the sounder is on. It happend to me about 12 times in a 4 hour period.

Has anyone else seen these symptoms?
FishEye is offline  
Old 09-08-2003, 05:19 AM
  #2  
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Fort Meyers
Posts: 50
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Garmin software update 5.20 bad?

trade winds is offline  
Old 09-08-2003, 06:51 AM
  #3  
Senior MemberCaptains Club MemberPLEDGER
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Goldsboro, NC, USA
Posts: 2,403
Likes: 0
Received 134 Likes on 85 Posts
Default Garmin software update 5.20 bad?

I also had a problem with my 2006 when I loaded 5.2. The unit would no recognize the antenna. Garmin's tech either does not keep up with the problems or will not admit to them. Other than that they are usually pretty good.
silverg is offline  
Old 09-08-2003, 10:03 AM
  #4  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: LINDENHURST, NY
Posts: 1,792
Likes: 0
Received 9 Likes on 9 Posts
Default Garmin software update 5.20 bad?

Hmmm...

I did my 2010C w/sounder about a month ago. I also did updates for a few of my friends. Total of 3 2010C units, 3 2006 units and 2 182C units. All but 2 have sounder modules. None have had any problems of any kind.

I would check all connections to GPS antenna and cables. If problem still persists, call GARMIN tech support.

" A HALF truth is a WHOLE lie ! "
Big E is offline  
Old 09-08-2003, 10:41 AM
  #5  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Grayson, GA
Posts: 411
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Garmin software update 5.20 bad?

Garmin has a version 5.30 now.

Blue skies, rising tides and tight lines...
Century 2201 is offline  
Old 09-08-2003, 04:58 PM
  #6  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Deerfield Beach, Florida
Posts: 1,021
Likes: 0
Received 34 Likes on 25 Posts
Default Garmin software update 5.20 bad?

I am sending both units in to Garmin to let them figure it out. It seem like the 182c freezes only when the GSD20 is turned on. If I run just the 182c it seems to run ok.. I will post the outcome after Garmin does their magic..
FishEye is offline  
Old 09-09-2003, 05:17 AM
  #7  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Grayson, GA
Posts: 411
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Garmin software update 5.20 bad?

Garmin had a problem when the fish ID was turned on and the sounder changed depths to very deep. Under what conditions was your unit freezing?

Blue skies, rising tides and tight lines...
Century 2201 is offline  
Old 09-09-2003, 06:34 AM
  #8  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: On the wild side !!
Posts: 5,703
Likes: 0
Received 49 Likes on 28 Posts
Default Garmin software update 5.20 bad?

How long does GARMIN provide software upgrades free of charge??
My 2006C is 10 months old now running 5.0.

Thanks

Got Beer
Got Bait
Let's GO!!!

23' Boston Whaler, "The REEL-Deal"
BW23 is offline  
Old 09-09-2003, 06:39 AM
  #9  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Grayson, GA
Posts: 411
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Garmin software update 5.20 bad?

Garmin updates are always free. I have an old Emap I use that is discontinued but still gets updates. JUst great support. check out their website. www.garmin.com

Blue skies, rising tides and tight lines...
Century 2201 is offline  
Old 09-09-2003, 07:04 AM
  #10  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Deerfield Beach, Florida
Posts: 1,021
Likes: 0
Received 34 Likes on 25 Posts
Default Garmin software update 5.20 bad?

The display would freeze and turn a light blue color when viewing the sonar or the map (gps) screen. I was not using fish symbols and was in about 40 - 170 feet of water. The unit doesn't seem to work in deep water. I loose the bottom at about 350 feet on both frequencies (200 and 50). Maybe that is indicating a problem with the sounder? It is supposed to go to 1500 feet...
FishEye is offline  
Old 09-09-2003, 08:33 AM
  #11  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Key Largo, FL, USA
Posts: 593
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Garmin software update 5.20 bad?

There is a message here for everybody. If your system is working OK with a particular software version (like 5.0), ALWAYS be sure you have saved a copy of that version in its' original download format before embarking on a new update load. At least you can get your system back up and running and let Garmin worry about the upgrade problem.

century 2201, you are correct, there was a big problem with the gsd20 shutting down the 2006c/182c under deep water conditions with the ICONS on. However, that condition completely shut down the 2006c and you had to physically unplug the gsd20 cable to the 2006c to restore even the GPS functions.

fisheye, you may also have a problem with your transducer alignment since you should be able to read depths to 1500 feet @ 200khz and to near 2000 feet @ 50khz. At least that has been my experience.

Garmins tech support is quite good. However, it depends on who you get on the other end of the line. I have had a couple of guys who should be pitching hay to the cows instead of answering technical problems. Fortunately, they are a minority.
Gil Morgan is offline  
Old 09-09-2003, 11:06 AM
  #12  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Deerfield Beach, Florida
Posts: 1,021
Likes: 0
Received 34 Likes on 25 Posts
Default Garmin software update 5.20 bad?

Gil -

The alignment on my transducer looks to be dead on. I may have a bad GSD20 on my hands..
FishEye is offline  
Old 09-09-2003, 11:55 AM
  #13  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Key Largo, FL, USA
Posts: 593
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Garmin software update 5.20 bad?

fisheye

You are right, could be the gsd20. Let us know what Garmin comes back with.
Gil Morgan is offline  
Old 09-18-2003, 05:41 PM
  #14  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: miami
Posts: 812
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Garmin software update 5.20 bad?

what was the resolution to this problem? curious.

oh, my update to 5.20 on 188c has been fine.
landlubber is offline  
Old 09-28-2003, 01:30 PM
  #15  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Deerfield Beach, Florida
Posts: 1,021
Likes: 0
Received 34 Likes on 25 Posts
Default Garmin software update 5.20 bad?

I got the gear back from Garmin. They say that there was some "corrupt data" in the 182c that was causing it to lock up. They reloaded the software etc. and sent it back to me. I took the boat out this morning and it worked fine. I do not know what the real problem was...
FishEye is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.