wrong date on Garmin 12 GPS

Discussion in 'Global Navigation Satellite Systems' started by Cilla, May 25, 2006.

  1. Cilla

    Cilla Guest

    The date on my Garmin 12 GPS version 4.59 has reset itself to 12 -sep -
    1987. I cannot find a fix on the Garmin user support site. I see that
    someone had a fix for this last year on this list. Can someone help me
    out? Thanks!
     
    Cilla, May 25, 2006
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    Jørgen L. Guest

    The date on my Garmin 12 GPS version 4.59 has reset itself to 12 -sep -
    I have the fix, can i send it to your email ?
    It is a small program.

    Regards Joergen
    Denmark
     
    Jørgen L., May 25, 2006
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  3. Cilla

    Jørgen L. Guest

    The date on my Garmin 12 GPS version 4.59 has reset itself to 12 -sep -
    I have the fix, can i send it to your email ?
    It is a small program.

    Regards Joergen
    Denmark
     
    Jørgen L., May 27, 2006
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    theo Guest

    Jørgen L. schreef:
    Iseem to have the same problem. Hasn't used my garmin 12 for some
    years. Now it works OK but gives me a date of 13 january 26. Would your
    fix work for me too? I would be very obliged if you could mail it to
    me.

    Thankng you in advance
    regards
    Theo Dokman
     
    theo, May 30, 2006
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  5. Cilla

    Ron Guest


    Have you tried resetting the Garmin 12 to it's original factory defaults
    to see if this solves the problem?

    You'll lose all tracks, waypoints, user datum, user grid etc. ...
    According to Garmin: 'Contrary to what some people have heard, Garmin
    guarantees that a master reset on the GPS 12 will NOT mess up any type
    of temperature compensation of the clock or anything that will change
    the accuracy of the GPS at all. It will only wipe out user settings and
    clear the almanac.'

    You hold down the Mark key and turn on the unit and then:

    'When the warning for way point erase comes up at the buttom, move the
    cursor to NO, back to YES, back to NO, back to YES again and then press
    ENTER. You will see "Acquiring EPE" at the top and a message screen will
    flash indicating you to press the "Page" key. Leave the unit with good
    sky exposure for 20 or so minutes until you have full 3d lock again.'


    All the above is courtesy of Prof. Y.Lupardi of the Netherlands. You
    might want to check out his webpage for the other undocumented features
    of the Garmin 12 as well:

    http://www.xs4all.nl/~atarist/geo/gps_secret.htm




    There's also been a software update for the GPS 12. So, if your's is
    older than 3 years:

    http://www.garmin.com/products/gps12/download.html

    Lots of luck.

    ron
     
    Ron, May 31, 2006
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  6. Cilla

    Jørgen L. Guest

    Have you tried resetting the Garmin 12 to it's original factory defaults
    I had the same problem, for 5-6 years ago it did not help to make a master
    reset on my unit.

    Regards Joergen
     
    Jørgen L., May 31, 2006
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  7. I trust this helps
    Cheers
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Gerald Gardner" <>
    To: <>
    Cc: <>; <>
    Sent: Monday, April 04, 2005 9:34 PM
    Subject: GPS12 - DATE ERROR - Actual working fix - Brutal reset!!
     
    Gerald Gardner, May 31, 2006
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    Richard Guest

    Do you know if the same sequence will work with the Garmin 12CX? That is
    color version of the Garmin 12. Thanks
     
    Richard, May 31, 2006
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  9. Sorry cannot help there as I have never used/seen/had problem with colour
    Garmin.
    Best advice I can offer is that you call GarminUK. It took them a whole to
    find the information - but it was worth waiting for!

    All the best
    Gerald
     
    Gerald Gardner, May 31, 2006
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