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Offline rheykoop

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GPS not working
« on: March 21, 2012, 03:57:02 PM »
My gps on the 998 just stop working. I have try to bent the pins but with no results.
Can you help me with this problem.
Robert.


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Re: GPS not working
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2012, 04:30:13 PM »
Check the system status screen and see if it say anything about the GPS

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Re: GPS not working
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2012, 04:31:45 AM »
Hallo Chuck. Yes i have done that and it says unconnected.
I have tried also bending the pin with the results that 1 pin broke off.
Do you need all 4 pins or just the 2 pins to the receiver?

Robert

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Re: GPS not working
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2012, 05:08:07 AM »
That's bad.
I'm sure that two pins are for power.
One for positive, and another for negative.

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Re: GPS not working
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2012, 05:45:17 AM »
You need at least three pins: one for power, one for ground and one for the communication to the unit.
I think at this point you will need a new GPS Receiver but let’s be sure by testing your 998 unit on someone else’s boat that is also running a Humminbird with an external GPS Receiver.  It does not have to be another 998 unit as any of the GR series of Humminbird GPS Receivers will work for this.  You can even test it while the boat is on the trailer.  Just be sure to plug up the power, transducer and GPS Receiver even if you have to do so by hand.

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Re: GPS not working
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2012, 06:58:41 AM »
Thanks for trying to sort things out.
I am on the moment in west africa (Gambia).
I am the only one with a HB 998 here.
The sonar is still working so a can still fish.
I live in Finland and Spain,after 2 weeks i fly back home and will contact the dealer.
I think the problem is in the HB 998.

Robert

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Re: GPS not working
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2012, 07:02:49 AM »
Usually GPS related problems are in the GPS Receiver itself as all the unit does is provide power to the GPS Receiver and display the data that is sent from it.

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Re: GPS not working
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2012, 07:13:48 AM »
Which GPS puck do you have?
Is it the GRS50?
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Re: GPS not working
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2012, 08:28:46 AM »
Yes Chuck it is the 50 channel.
Are the American puck the same as the european?

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Re: GPS not working
« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2012, 08:36:35 AM »
Chuck i hope that you are right about the receiver is broken.
When i switch the HB998 on and look to the self test it is ok.
I have a boat in the Gambia and the receiver is all year in the hot sun.
Is this bad ?

Robert

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Re: GPS not working
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2012, 09:06:13 AM »
It does sound like the receiver.  Could be a broken cable or a damaged cable. Check for connector and or cable damage.

These receivers have an upper temp range but certainly sitting the the hot sun over time could have an internal effect.

Do you have another HB user that you could try your unit on their receiver? It does not have to be an 898..

Yes the USA and International receiver is the same..

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Re: GPS not working
« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2012, 08:18:15 PM »
Sorry for the late reply, but we have here a lot of power cuts in the Gambia.
No there is nobody in Gambia with this HB.I have to order a new puck.
Do you know a online shop in America that sales them. The prices are big difference between europa and America.

Robert.

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Re: GPS not working
« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2012, 03:44:35 AM »
rheykoop

The cheapest advertised price I could find:

Humminbird AS GR50 50 Channel GPS/WAAS Satellite Receiver by Minn Kota   Discount Price : $123.24 U.S. Currency

Click on the internet address

-->  http://www.gpsfishfinderrangefinder.info/2012/uncategorized/cheapest-price-on-humminbird-as-gr50-50-channel-gpswaas-satellite-receiver/  <--

George

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Re: GPS not working
« Reply #13 on: March 23, 2012, 12:23:06 PM »
Thank you George.
I have send a email if the can shipping it to Spain.
Have a nice weekend and all the best for all.

Robert.



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