GPSr freezes when I stop navigating to a geocache.

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Mikkyp20
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GPSr freezes when I stop navigating to a geocache.

Post by Mikkyp20 » Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:33 am

I am using a 66s with FW 3.40. When I stop navigating to a geocache the unit freezes up and I need to remove the batteries to reboot the GPSr. This happens when the cache has not been logged and I want to navigate to another cache. This has been happening regularly, sometimes once a day.

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Re: GPSr freezes when I stop navigating to a geocache.

Post by gpsrchive » Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:03 am

A. How are the caches loadef to the device.

B. What is the exact sequence from power on to navigating to first cache to stopping navigation to device lockup.

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Re: GPSr freezes when I stop navigating to a geocache.

Post by Mikkyp20 » Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:37 pm

A. How are the caches loadef to the device.

Geocaches loaded into GSAK using pocket queries from Geocaching.com web site. GSAK export macro to GPSr unit in GGZ format (usually approx. 4,000 caches loaded).


B. What is the exact sequence from power on to navigating to first cache to stopping navigation to device lockup.

The unit freezes usually after navigating to a geocache and navigation stopped, having not logged the cache. The last time it was the 2nd cache after having logged the 1st one as found. The sequence varies, but always after pressing the stop navigation button.

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Re: GPSr freezes when I stop navigating to a geocache.

Post by gpsrchive » Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:38 am

For clarification, are you pressing Where To? > Stop Navigation once you arrive at the previously navigated to geocache coordinates? Or is the GPSr stopping the navigation without input from you once you have arrived at the coordinates?

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Re: GPSr freezes when I stop navigating to a geocache.

Post by Mikkyp20 » Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:29 pm

I am pressing Where To? > Stop Navigation after I arrive at the geocache coordinates, and do not want to log the cache.

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