9616T-LM Clock Error

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    patchelect

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    My 9616T-LM has suddenly decided that it no longer wants to provide the correct time. i'm not talking about a zone problem, but a completely wrong clock. I'm off by multiple hours and minutes. I did try the "tools" and a complete reboot as well as manually entering the location for the unit but no luck. I don't use the GPS that often and only noticed the problem a week or so ago after having had the unit completely out of service for several months. Mapping works fine as well as the address book showing all stored information. The unit isn't that old and has very little use. I will not replace it should there be no fix. i have another unit and my phone can handle the job if necessary, but I would prefer the Magellan be working correctly.
     
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    I would be interested in knowing what date the unit displays / records in a track file, is it also wrong?, older units have a Week Rollover problem, but this usually stops the unit from getting a satellite 'fix', which I am guessing is not the case with your unit, if this is correct there is a very good chance that your unit does know the correct time and date internally and is mearly displaying it incorrectly, because the unit will find it very difficult to get satellite 'fix' (from multiple satellites) without the correct time/date

    Can you confirm whether the unit does get a satellite fix ?
     
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    I don't know where to look for that. However looking at the satellite page that I was able to find I did see a changing number of satellites, probably 6-7 at a time. Although I haven't written things down I think the posted time is changing. Right now it is 3 hours plus or minus a minute or two off. I have double checked my time zone as well as let it automatically decide. Both choices give the same error. However I seem to recall it being a figure more like 3 1/2 hours previously. Oddly enough another Magellan I have (can't recall the model) also went into this time being wrong mode last week, but it was repairable by a manual entry of my physical location. That hasn't helped with this one.
     
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