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tomulrich 09-17-2011 05:44 AM

Garmin 5212 Locking up..help?
 
I have two 5212 Garmin units....just paid 700 to have one unit repaired (wouldnt start back up after use)

Now....a new problem........after using the units for a while......they lock up.....and the power buttons wont turn them off......you have to unplug /replug the power cables then the unit works fine....which is a pain


probably looking at another 700.00......it getting rediculous......

let me know your thoughts

Tom

rwidman 09-17-2011 06:04 AM


Originally Posted by tomulrich (Post 4029634)
I have two 5212 Garmin units....just paid 700 to have one unit repaired (wouldnt start back up after use)

Now....a new problem........after using the units for a while......they lock up.....and the power buttons wont turn them off......you have to unplug /replug the power cables then the unit works fine....which is a pain


probably looking at another 700.00......it getting rediculous......

let me know your thoughts

Tom

Both of them lock up? ;?

I'm assuming they are networked together so your first troubleshooting step is to disconnect the network cable and see if it's one unit or the other.

Another possibility is an electrical problem on your boat. Too high or low voltage to the units, or electrical "spikes" (very short periods of high voltage) often caused by starting or stopping of motors, pumps, etc.

BTW: The one you just had repaired may be under warrantee.

tomulrich 09-17-2011 06:29 AM

yes they are networked...so I will try to isolate the unit that is the problem....

If it were a high or low voltage problem wouldnt it reset when voltage is back to normal.....why wouldnt I be able to shut it off with power button? both units are hooked to same buss and supplied exactly the same way

SaltyG 09-17-2011 06:53 AM

Also, please make sure both units have the latest firmware updates applied to them

rwidman 09-17-2011 07:27 AM


Originally Posted by tomulrich (Post 4029706)
If it were a high or low voltage problem wouldnt it reset when voltage is back to normal.....why wouldnt I be able to shut it off with power button? both units are hooked to same buss and supplied exactly the same way

It's a computer. The "Off" function is not really like a toggle switch, it's electronically done. Remember, when you have both networked units "on", and you start to turn one off, it gives you the option of turning both off.


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