garmin gps60

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    Hi have a gps 60 that is broken and cannot access waypoints as unit no longer works...just wandering if anyone would know where the waypoints are stored on these units...any help would be greatly appreciated!
     

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    Unless the GPS60 still powers up and you can see the folders when connected to a computer you have no way of retrieving the Waypoint files, any files stored on a removable microSD card will be readable using a computer

    Waypoints are located at :- /Garmin/GPX/Waypoints[xxx].gpx
     
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    hi thx for the reply Nuvi-Nebie this model has not got a micro sd think that was next model up from mine..was thinking of buying a another gps 60 and getting a repairer to possibly change the memory where waypoints are stored from one unit to the other(removing memory unit from original circuit board and resoldering to another unit in attempt to recover waypoints) just not sure where on circuit board the memory is situated..Original unit does not power up or communicate via computer..
     
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    If you can read the numbers on the multi legged chips you may be able to enter them into a net search to identify what they are, I would guess the main chip inside the 'can' is the GPS receiver but even that may have built-in memory

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    Thanks so much for the reply going to get a magnifying glass and try net search on numbers like you said...its a
    long shot but would love to get my gps marks...
     
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    I don't like to be negative but there is also the possibility that the GPS60 doesn't have any permanent memory for Waypoints, RAM (Random Access Memory) only holds data while it is supplied with power, either from the main AA batteries or the internal backup battery, it looks like your unit had a backup battery here :-

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    If your unit only has RAM and the internal backup battery has been removed then all waypoint data has been lost
     
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    thx for your help with this Nuvi-nebie that internal battery snapped off have ordered a new one and will resolder
    to circuit board...Had read somewhere else waypoints may be stored on the ram will retry to retrieve waypoints when i repair internal battery holder will let you know
     
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    thx jaVaWa im presumed that would be the case have a battery coming and will resolder to circuit board and retest!thx for reply
     
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