Author Topic: Garmin 800 turning off or freezing.  (Read 17094 times)

Re: Garmin 800 turning off or freezing.
« Reply #25 on: July 13, 2013, 08:34:09 pm »
Well that wasn't easy; I've just spent several hours getting tomorrow's audax route onto the unit. For some reason it would only accept two of the legs initially and it took me a while to get the other legs loaded. I'm sure it was much easier on the original.
I shall have a map with me tomorrow as well.......

On a more positive note, the Garmin worked OK on today's ride although the built-in mapping only thinks there is one road in Cheshire.
More news; Evans have found my map card.


Re: Garmin 800 turning off or freezing.
« Reply #26 on: July 13, 2013, 09:10:45 pm »
Well that wasn't easy; I've just spent several hours getting tomorrow's audax route onto the unit. For some reason it would only accept two of the legs initially and it took me a while to get the other legs loaded. I'm sure it was much easier on the original.
I shall have a map with me tomorrow as well.......

On a more positive note, the Garmin worked OK on today's ride although the built-in mapping only thinks there is one road in Cheshire.
More news; Evans have found my map card.

Andrew, you have to tell it you are riding a tandem, and then it accepts four legs.  :thumbsup: :facepalm: ;D

frankly frankie

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Re: Garmin 800 turning off or freezing.
« Reply #27 on: July 18, 2013, 01:43:07 pm »
I think they get deleted from Newfiles once the GPS has booted up and moved them into the Courses memory??
Stick them in some other folder (as well) - then they might be retrievable in case of need.

A good point for LEL controllers might be for control PCs to have some Garmin software installed - at least the USB Driver and Garmin Connect, and a card reader/mSD adapter.
It's not dark yet but it's getting there.

Re: Garmin 800 turning off or freezing.
« Reply #28 on: August 02, 2013, 09:20:04 pm »
My Garmin Edge worked well for about 8 months. Then I increased the length of rides and it clearly took exception to this and the data was corrupted and it developed the switching of/freezing/not turning back on issues.  After reading about the problems you guys have had here I knew I was not alone and was confident in contacting Garmin customer service.

I got my returns number on  monday, and sent it back to Southampton, and had a new device on wednesday.  I tried a 200k on it yesterday and it recorded perfectly AND the battery lasted for 13 hours.

Read all about it here:  http://oldbatonabike.wordpress.com/2013/08/02/garmin-edge-800-gps/

Re: Garmin 800 turning off or freezing.
« Reply #29 on: August 03, 2013, 08:41:51 pm »
So far my replacement unit has worked perfectly, including on a 150 mile ride during the week,
Fingers crossed it stays like this.



Re: Garmin 800 turning off or freezing.
« Reply #30 on: October 02, 2013, 10:13:43 pm »
It's still working perfectly.
After this length of time, the original unit had started giving problems.


Re: Garmin 800 turning off or freezing.
« Reply #31 on: November 28, 2013, 11:56:12 pm »
I now appear to have a different problem.
I've started a new thread about the issues.