376C lost my GXM 30

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by sdpc2, May 6, 2009.

  1. sdpc2

    sdpc2 Just another Rally Rat

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    This past weekend while on my way home from the GA Mtn Rally, I was caught in some severe rain. After riding for almost two days in it, my 376 lost reception from my XM antenna. Is this a common problem? What is the resolution? Please don't tell me a new GXM-30... :cry

    TYIA

    sdc
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  2. Jeff@TheQuadShop

    Jeff@TheQuadShop TAT survivor

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    Mine did the same thing this weekend riding in the rain. I just stopped and blew the water out of both plugs and then plugged it back in. It's been working great ever since.
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  3. GSbiker

    GSbiker new and un-improved

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    Sounds like a common problem with the 376C. The unit is waterproof but the connectors are not. I am trying to figure out how to waterproof the USB, power and audio out connector. If anybody has any suggestions please post them.
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  4. Jeff@TheQuadShop

    Jeff@TheQuadShop TAT survivor

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    I've always used dielectric grease on the power connector with no problems, I'm going to try it on the others now.
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  5. BlueLghtning

    BlueLghtning Riding is my passion

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    Between my wife and I, we have a 376, 478, and 2820 that can all take a GXM-30. My wife just got hers and about the same time, it appears mine has died. We had just gotten back from a trip, and all of sudden my GXM30 started telling me it "wasn't responding". :cry:

    Prior to this, I had been getting more and more "reboots" of the antenna. I'd be listening to XM and all of a sudden it would go silent and the GPS would act like the antenna wasn't plugged in and then about 10 seconds later, everything would start loading again and music would come back.

    It did this a couple times on our trip. Now it appears the USB cord might have a short of some sort and it just stops working.

    I need to get another one or get this one refurbished. I love my XM and weather.
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  6. TomW

    TomW Long timer

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    My GXM-30 has been doing the same thing on my old '376. I tried it on the newer '378 and it works there without a bobble. This leads me to believe my problem (mebbe not yours) is in the '376's USB jack. I'm hoping it's nothing more than dirty contacts , but haven't gotten around to really looking at it since the last time I used it on the '376 it also worked fine. Go figger.

    Cheers.
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