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Possible fix for 5.9x update
July 3, 2011
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I thought I had responded to this previously, my mind must be playing tricks on me again.

I tried this but it made no difference to the compass performance.

The compass will often not calibrate when you cross over the GPS to compass speed setting and secondly will drop out of a calibrated state even when the unit is stationary on the ground.

Sometime recalibrate can prove difficult.

Graham.

June 26, 2011
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I forgot all about the POI file!

Deleted everything again - including the POI file, reloaded a file of caches via GSAK and then went to re-calibrate the compass and Bang! Straight away - Compass Calibrated Successfully!

Next Nearest still doesn't work, but I wonder if now I should load a GPX file from GSAK using the "Export" function rather than using the "Send to GPS" function?

I was looking at a 610 of an acquaintance of ours for a few moments and their "Next Nearest" works perfectly - but didn't have time to find out how they load the caches from GSAK. I will email them and find out.

Thanks Phil - one more issue solved.

June 22, 2011
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At least it cleared the worst of the problems. 🙂

When I power up my unit I just wave it in a figure eight for a few seconds and the compass always calibrates itself.
In my truck when I have it on vehicle profile the compass is always red, when I get out and change to geocaching or hiking I wave it a bit and it comes up.

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June 22, 2011
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Ok, not willing to say it totally fixed all my problems but at least they are now MUCH better (aka LESS problematic) than they were before the file deletions. I did follow the above leads and deleted all of the listed files and now my compass "seems" to be working much better. I took a 7 mile hike today to find caches and it never dropped out on me nor did it hang at a "select distance" to cache. However, yes there is one of those. I did notice that it does take quite some time for the compass to "come out of it" after I powered down my unit since I knew where I was (on the trail back to my truck). I decided to turn it back on and "maybe" grab another cache or two (ended up not BTW) and the compass was in a red state. Didn't stay that way for too long....came back in about 2 or so minutes. Powered down again and back up when I got back into the truck to see if there were any nearby that I might want to grab and it never recovered while inside of the truck. I had to actually get out and move around for it to exit its red state (I drove all the way home with it red....a 20 minute drive). Soon after I got out, say maybe within 3 minutes it was back to normal. Dunno what was going on with that...always worked before... Better, but still not the way it used to be..

June 20, 2011
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I did mine right after the update, figured I didn't want any corruption from the older update following me.

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June 20, 2011
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S!G wrote:

That could be the reason, I did not have the problems, some have reported. I removed the files right before the update. 😛

I did too! It is a common practice that I have carried with me from when I was a programmer!!! And Yes, I haven't had most of the mentioned issues either...

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June 20, 2011
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That could be the reason, I did not have the problems, some have reported. I removed the files right before the update. 😛

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June 20, 2011
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Could all of you please try Phil's fix and see if you get the same results - Thanks, David.

phild31 wrote:

When I updated to 5.93 I had the compass and several other problems.
I still had my old cache files on the 710.

So on the 710 I deleted my geocache files and waypoints files.
Then went to 'Media' - 'Images' - 'Geocaches' and deleted those images.
Then went to USR - and deleted the UGDS.BIN file.
I unplugged the 710 to let it reboot, then loaded a new geocache file to it and all but the 'next nearest cache' problems were apparently fixed!

Your mileage may vary but it worked for me.
I don't know if this will work for anyone else but it is worth a try.


 

 

 

June 20, 2011
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When I updated to 5.93 I had the compass and several other problems.
I still had my old cache files on the 710.

So on the 710 I deleted my geocache files and waypoints files.
Then went to 'Media' - 'Images' - 'Geocaches' and deleted those images.
Then went to USR - and deleted the UGDS.BIN file.
I unplugged the 710 to let it reboot, then loaded a new geocache file to it and all but the 'next nearest cache' problems were apparently fixed!

Your mileage may vary but it worked for me.
I don't know if this will work for anyone else but it is worth a try.

When in trouble or in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout

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