[kag] Re: HELP! Repair a green eTrex (DIY/low cost/free)

  • From: Greywynd <greywynd@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: kag@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 6 Jun 2008 18:11:01 -0400

Post on the central ontario geocahers forum, as well as the oga forum, I
know when it comes to the etrex type units, there are different people that
have resurrected them using parts from other partly dead units.

There may also be someone that has a partly dead unit that you can get for
parts, often the little joystick button dies, if yours works, maybe you can
rebuild it that way.

Don't give up caching because of gps problems, there are lots of people on
'budgets', as well as those that have more available funds, so if you keep
asking around, I'm sure something will turn up.

Mark (aka Greywynd)

On Fri, Jun 6, 2008 at 5:41 PM, FreeFloat <freefloat1@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hey,
> FreeFloat here.  My boyfriend, ash57005 on GC.com, has a green eTrex which
> recently has begun malfunctioning.  It goes through its normal screens and
> seems to do everything normally....... except that it NEVER acquires a
> signal, even under clear blue skies when my yellow eTrex beside it acquires
> in under a minute.
> This has made him very sad.  I've offered him the use of my yellow eTrex
> but to him, it's just not the same.  He's actually talking about quitting
> the sport..... and has handed over his TBs to me to "grab".........
> Moreover, he's now talking about not wanting to to go GeOCanada 3 as he
> won't be able to participate!
> Ohhh noooooo!
> I don't want him to quit Geocaching.  He got quite the kick out of the
> sport (check out his profile).  However, he's in between jobs and I'm
> stretched quite thin so neither of us can afford costly repairs or
> replacement of his GPS........
> Can anyone tell me how we can repair this GPS cost-effectively?  It was
> bought used so we'd be ok with taking it apart if it's a simple fix.  (we
> both have some background in electronics)  Alternatively, is there someone
> in town (or nearby) who could fix it for us inexpensively?
> Quick responses would be most appreciated........ perhaps we can still talk
> him back into the game!!!
> FreeFloat

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