Low battery ! Help

Discussion in 'General GPS' started by Sled, Aug 4, 2004.

  1. Sled

    Sled Guest

    I have a Garmin 2 Plus GPS. I am getting the low battery message everytime I
    start the unit. I know it means the onboard battery needs replacing.

    Question

    Does anyone have schematics and can point out which capcitor is requiring
    replacement?

    Thanks


    Please reply to
     
    Sled, Aug 4, 2004
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  2. Sled

    Graham W Guest

    Sled wrote:
    > I have a Garmin 2 Plus GPS. I am getting the low battery message everytime I
    > start the unit. I know it means the onboard battery needs replacing.
    >
    > Question
    >
    > Does anyone have schematics and can point out which capcitor is requiring
    > replacement?



    Garmin backup battery problem:
    http://joe.mehaffey.com/li_bats.htm
    http://www.garmin.com/support/faqs/faq.jsp?faq=11

    Garmin has had a problem with internal memory backup batteries going
    flat in some G12 series, GII/GIII+ and possibly some others.

    There have been conflicting reports blaming this on either a bad batch
    of batteries or on a shortoming of the internal backup battery charge
    circuit.

    If you get a message that your backup battery is flat, first try
    fitting fresh main (AA) batteries (ideally alkalines) since the backup
    battery charges from the main battery, though rather slowly.

    If after a week to two weeks the message has not gone away, even if
    your unit is well out of warranty, contact Garmin.
    Their policy is apparently to repair/replace for free units up to five
    years old with this fault.
     
    Graham W, Aug 5, 2004
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  3. Sled

    Sled Guest

    Thanks Much




    "Graham W" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Sled wrote:
    > > I have a Garmin 2 Plus GPS. I am getting the low battery message

    everytime I
    > > start the unit. I know it means the onboard battery needs replacing.
    > >
    > > Question
    > >
    > > Does anyone have schematics and can point out which capcitor is

    requiring
    > > replacement?

    >
    >
    > Garmin backup battery problem:
    > http://joe.mehaffey.com/li_bats.htm
    > http://www.garmin.com/support/faqs/faq.jsp?faq=11
    >
    > Garmin has had a problem with internal memory backup batteries going
    > flat in some G12 series, GII/GIII+ and possibly some others.
    >
    > There have been conflicting reports blaming this on either a bad batch
    > of batteries or on a shortoming of the internal backup battery charge
    > circuit.
    >
    > If you get a message that your backup battery is flat, first try
    > fitting fresh main (AA) batteries (ideally alkalines) since the backup
    > battery charges from the main battery, though rather slowly.
    >
    > If after a week to two weeks the message has not gone away, even if
    > your unit is well out of warranty, contact Garmin.
    > Their policy is apparently to repair/replace for free units up to five
    > years old with this fault.
    >
     
    Sled, Aug 5, 2004
    #3
  4. Sled

    Graham W Guest

    Sled wrote:

    > Thanks Much


    No trouble. It gets asked so often I just cut and paste it.

    > "Graham W" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >
    >>Sled wrote:
    >>
    >>>I have a Garmin 2 Plus GPS. I am getting the low battery message

    >
    > everytime I
    >
    >>>start the unit. I know it means the onboard battery needs replacing.
    >>>
    >>>Question
    >>>
    >>>Does anyone have schematics and can point out which capcitor is

    >
    > requiring
    >
    >>>replacement?

    >>
    >>
    >>Garmin backup battery problem:
    >>http://joe.mehaffey.com/li_bats.htm
    >>http://www.garmin.com/support/faqs/faq.jsp?faq=11
    >>
    >>Garmin has had a problem with internal memory backup batteries going
    >>flat in some G12 series, GII/GIII+ and possibly some others.
    >>
    >>There have been conflicting reports blaming this on either a bad batch
    >>of batteries or on a shortoming of the internal backup battery charge
    >>circuit.
    >>
    >>If you get a message that your backup battery is flat, first try
    >>fitting fresh main (AA) batteries (ideally alkalines) since the backup
    >>battery charges from the main battery, though rather slowly.
    >>
    >>If after a week to two weeks the message has not gone away, even if
    >>your unit is well out of warranty, contact Garmin.
    >>Their policy is apparently to repair/replace for free units up to five
    >>years old with this fault.
    >>

    >
    >
    >
    >
     
    Graham W, Aug 5, 2004
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