Problems with Navigator VI

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by leafman60, Dec 19, 2017.

  1. scfrank

    scfrank Old farts riding club. Supporter

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    I just received my replacement. Haven’t had it on the bike yet.
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  2. JurgenB

    JurgenB daily rider

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    Location:
    Coloradio
    My NAV VI mutes every other song. I get the „muted“ songs to play by pressing “Mute”, then “Unmute” but this is a hassle (I added a “Mute” button to the screen - makes it easy to talk to my riding buddies when stopped at an intersection.) Annoying!
    The NAV VI is a replacement from Garmin after the original unit developed the “screen going wild” issue.
    Software is up-to-date, AFAIK. Also, I did the full reset.
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  3. JurgenB

    JurgenB daily rider

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    Bump. Anyone else having this issue?
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  4. CoOlSlY

    CoOlSlY Been here awhile

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    I read several got their unit replaced. I have this exact same problem on 2 units! 1 under warranty and one that is after 2 years (Canada is 2 years I think).

    Anybody know what the problem is? Is it the board (1 part) or the connector on the board (same part, female soldered on the board) or the touchscreen (1 part that comes with the male connector). There is only two main parts in this gps when you split it in two (board+back cover and touchscreen+front cover)
    #64
  5. Orindarider

    Orindarider Adventurer

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    It’s the touchscreen that goes bad.
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  6. CoOlSlY

    CoOlSlY Been here awhile

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    Because I was wondering if the connector on the board could be the culprit.
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  7. JurgenB

    JurgenB daily rider

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    Looks like I will go the R&R route again. During this year‘s Europe trip, the unit kept freezing up several times daily. If it wasn‘t for the integration with the wonderwheel, I would ask Garmin for my money back. They used to make excellent GPS units but the NAV VI is a POS.
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  8. CoOlSlY

    CoOlSlY Been here awhile

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    I had great experience with my Nav V but the Nav VI needs an upgrade... My dealer said they had near to zero returns on the Nav V but have a lot of returns on the Nav VI :|
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