2610 gone crazy

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by PauHana, Jan 25, 2009.

  1. PauHana

    PauHana Adventurer

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    at start of ride today my 2610 seemed to be working fine. About 30 miles into the ride it's started doing some strange things. Added a extra (straight line) running off from the route it was running. Keep losing the route, rerouting in wrong direction, etc. Restarted unit and worked ok for a short time than did it again. Restarted again, unit worked but than lost my destination. Did a turn and the route was gone. Thought maybe I screwed up setting up the route but it did the same thing on two different routes I had setup for the ride back home. What the heck?

    Am running V9 with latest upgrade (first time I have used unit since upgrade) Firmware is up to date.

    Should I try a hard restart? Will I need to reload my maps if I do this??
    Up to today have had no issues with unit. Still under warranty as it's a refurb I got last May.
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  2. JR356

    JR356 Long timer

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    Reboot it,you will not lose maps as they are on the data card(take out the card if this is a concern to you)

    JR356
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  3. daGeeeze

    daGeeeze Geeezed lightning

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    When my old 2610 started doing similar things I took it into a public restroom and washed it with warm soapy water in the sink. I made sure to clean around the edges of the screen (gently) to get the little stuff that collected there.

    It worked fine for a long time after that. It started acting up again and I repeated the washing again with good results.
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  4. gahboo

    gahboo Adventurer

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    After lots of use it just stopped working, and misbehaved like you say. Rebooting did not help. So, I just bought another one off eBay for $50. They are so cheap now, that I am actually stocking up... Great units for bikes.
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  5. 9Dave

    9Dave Bazinga!

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    OK - so at first I thought you were just making a funny comment about giving it a good wash and making it clean and happy.

    Then I realized it was a touchscreen - and crud on the screen might be giving it false inputs, so cleaning the screen, and the crud around the edges might eliminate that.
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  6. LowAdvRider

    LowAdvRider Why aren't we Riding?

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    Shut off the remote. Sun in the IR port will do this. Also, pull and reset the card. The connection get weird. If nothing else, give it a smack. Works for me every time. Or at least it makes me feel good.
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  7. daGeeeze

    daGeeeze Geeezed lightning

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    Sorry, I guess I should have said that but I figured anybody with one would realize it's a touch screen.
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  8. PauHana

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    Ok, I must admit when I first read this I thought that maybe the exhaust fumes were getting to much for you...............but after the 3rd time reading it made sense.

    Have reset the unit and the card. Going to give it a run and see what happens. If still buggered up will contact Garmin and see about return while still in warranty.
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  9. Jamie Z

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    I've been having a intermittent problem with my 2610, somewhat like the problems described above.

    Occasionally my screen will get stuck in one spot and it flickers. That is, as I'm driving, the maps stop moving with my location and the whole map screen wiggles at about 5 Hz. Touching the screen nor pressing the buttons fixes it. Usually if I turn off the GPS and turn it back on it'll be fine.

    I've washed the screen (per the strange advice above), reloaded the firmware, did a hard reset, and removed and re-installed the CF card. I'll see if it continues to give me the same problem.

    I fear I may have a new GPS in my future.

    Jamie
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  10. Jamie Z

    Jamie Z Long timer

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    A short 100-mile ride today produced no problems. Maybe that fixed it. Hope so.

    Jamie
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  11. PauHana

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    Mine is still screwed. Now goes into safe mode whatever that is.
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  12. Boatman

    Boatman Upward and onward!!

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    Just curoius how you "Shut off the remote"?:scratch
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  13. PauHana

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    Talked with Garmin today. Unit is on it's way back to them for repair.
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  14. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    Mine used to go wonky too. Found the solution was to tape off the light sensor (for the auto dimming), and also turn off the auto-dimming feature for the screen. Never had a problem again after that.
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  15. Moving Pictures

    Moving Pictures Sir Loin of Biff

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    Correction: turn off the remote-sensor option in the main menu on the unit.
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  16. Boatman

    Boatman Upward and onward!!

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    That's kind of what I assumed meant.... but I don't see an option to turn off the remote in any of the menus..... some hidden menu perhaps???
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  17. Jamie Z

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  18. PauHana

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    Got my GPS back today. Garmin found no problems.

    Will disable remote and see how that works out.
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