GPS query

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Subject: GPS query
From: Andrew Hobbs <>
Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2007 14:34:38 +0900

I can think of two possibilities.

1. Is the display has developed a fault. These days it is probably much more cost effective to replace the entire unit.

2. Did someone fiddle with the settings. On my old GPS (Not a garmin) I can set the display intensity in 1% steps from very light to very dark. Would be worth having a look at the GPS settings before starting to get too worried about 1.



A question for those who use GPS devices when navigating and/or birding. The following situation developed on a recent birding trip to Ouyen and Mildura districts.

After 3 years of completely untroubled use my little Garmin Gecko has had a malfunction of sorts. The screen has now gone 'grey' and is hard to read. The unit itself still shows it works, as the navigation information can be faintly seen and the battery level indicator shows it to be at full strength.

Has anyone had a similar experience with any of their units?

If so, what did you do about it??

Martin O'Brien

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