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

  • From: "Lloyd Baker" <binrat@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <kag@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 6 Jun 2008 21:50:09 -0400





  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Free Float 
  To: kag@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Friday, June 06, 2008 9:33 PM
  Subject: [kag] Re: HELP! Repair a green eTrex (DIY/low cost/free)

  Where are these other forums you mention?  I've never heard of them.


    Date: Fri, 6 Jun 2008 18:11:01 -0400
    From: greywynd@xxxxxxxxx
    To: kag@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Subject: [kag] Re: HELP! Repair a green eTrex (DIY/low cost/free)

    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:


      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 

      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!!!




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