Bos T Posted June 22, 2007 Share Posted June 22, 2007 Hi all, I've had my GPSmap 60csx (Atlantic version, loaded with Topo GB maps V2) for just a couple of weeks, and I'm pretty impressed with it. However, I've noticed some odd behaviour, which I originally took to be a faulty unit and got it exchanged. With my brand new unit in hand I've now found the exact same problems, so I wondered if anyone else has found, or can replicate, this problem. When routing A to B with the Follow Road option, the unit occasionally switches itself off at the 'Working' dialogue. If the backlight is on, that goes first, then the screen fades to blank, and I need to press the power button to get it working again. This happens with new batteries, and even when powered by USB cable. If the route calculates OK, switching to the Active Route screen and choosing Menu/Profile is more likely to cause the same effect - power off either immediately or part way through when 'Working'. With some routes this happens every time, with others only sometimes, and with others again not at all. I can't work out what the common denominator is, but I'm thinking maybe it's the number of turns - long routes that use motorways for long stretches are OK, other shorter ones that have lots of turns (e.g. through towns) seem to initiate the problem. I phoned Garmin support, who had never heard of this problem and suggested I send the unit back. I phoned the retailer, who had also never heard of this problem, and very promptly replaced the unit. I've searched long and hard and found no reference to this problem on the internet, although similar 'screen fade' problems seem to exist on the 60csx (e.g. the day view calendar bug). Apologies if this is a well known problem and I've just not found any reference to it - as I say, I've only had the GPS for a couple of weeks. For the record, I've got the latest software installed (software 3.30, GPS 2.90), all GB topo maps on a 2 Gb card (although even a few on the 64 Mb card causes the same effect). I've tried reinstalling the maps a couple of times, in case there's a problem there... It's not even really a problem for me because I have a Nuvi 350 that I use in-car anyway!! I'm just curious to know if I've had 2 duff units, or if there is a bug that Garmin need to consider in their next firmware update. Can anyone else replicate this?? Bos T Quote Link to comment
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