Garmin 496 frozen

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  1. dweyant

    dweyant Pre-takeoff checklist

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    I've got a yoke mounted garmin gpsmap 496.

    It locked up on me today while I was flying. I pulled it out of the plane and had to yank the battery to get it to turn off.

    When I put the battery back in it and try to turn it on it gets to the initial splash screen, makes a beep and doesn't get any farther, any thoughts/suggestions?
     
  2. EppyGA

    EppyGA Touchdown! Greaser!

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    FUBAR, sounds like some kind of memory issue.
     
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    somorris Pattern Altitude

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    Does it have a way to reset it? I have had similar issues with other electronics and that was the only way to resolve it. You loose everything in memory, but otherwise the unit is useless.
     
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    dweyant Pre-takeoff checklist

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    I can't seem to find a way to do a reset, I'm traveling and don't have the owners manual with me unfortunately.

    -Dan
     
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    Larryo Pre-takeoff checklist

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    Dan,

    Call Garmin tech support... there "may" be a way to reset, but not optimistic, you'll probably have to send it back for repair at their ~$350 flat rate price, like I did with the 396 recently.
     
  6. dweyant

    dweyant Pre-takeoff checklist

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    I'll give them a call in the morning, do you remember how long it took them to repair your unit?

    Thanks,

    -Dan
     
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