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Old 08-19-2009, 08:54 PM
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I have a Garmin 3006c that is about 4 years old. Took my boat out Monday about 4 miles out off the NJ coast. I noticed the clock was an hour behind and the date read Jan 01 1990. Every other function seems to work ok. all the time settings were still correct the way I had set them 4 years ago. I have never had a problem with this unit before this happend. No matter what I tried I could not correct time or date, any suggestions. Thanks Jim
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I had the same issue happen to my 4212 today when I took the boat out. I called Garmin and they said this is an issue that began on Sunday with all 3000, 4000, and 5000 series GPS units. They talked me through a temp fix on the phone (basically switching the antenna signal from Garmin to a different network) and said they are working on a permenant fix that should be available between late Aug and mid-Sept. Was told to download the update to and SD card and update the unit and all will be fine. Right now everything is working just fine on the unit. Just call Garmin and they should be able to talk you through a temp fix on the phone. Good luck.
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Just found this. Should walk you through the steps to get things working again.
http://www.thehulltruth.com/2467130-post20.html
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Thanks for the link, I will try it out. I just started reading other threads and it looks like alot of people had problems besides me. I hope garmin gets it fixed. jim
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a change in the GPS sat system nothing that garmin did. Software fix on the way.
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My 3010C is doing the same thing, and I just updated it to FW Ver 5.60...
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and I haven't made a change in a year ...... mine did the same thing.
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Originally Posted by bluewaterpirate View Post
a change in the GPS sat system nothing that garmin did. Software fix on the way.
Not a Garmin problem ;? What other manufacturers were affected? This problem sounds exactly like the GPS week number rollover problem that affected many Garmin receivers almost exactly 10 years ago . Caused by the GPS week overflowing the 10-bit field used for it (i.e it returns to 0 after 1024 weeks).

Other manufacturers have been affected by that problem but did warn their customers in advance. If Garmin don't already have a fix for the problem they were asleep at the wheel.

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Originally Posted by edk View Post
Not a Garmin problem ;? What other manufacturers were affected? This problem sounds exactly like the GPS week number rollover problem that affected many Garmin receivers almost exactly 10 years ago . Caused by the GPS week overflowing the 10-bit field used for it (i.e it returns to 0 after 1024 weeks).

Other manufacturers have been affected by that problem but did warn their customers in advance. If Garmin don't already have a fix for the problem they were asleep at the wheel.

Ed
Garmin may have been asleep, but what was Raymarine with their waas fiasco, dead?

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