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[aprssig] Garmin eTrex Legend Question

gerheim at cox.net gerheim at cox.net
Mon Jul 9 15:16:03 UTC 2007


How do you connect the USB GPSRX to a serial device like a D7?  I have some Serial/USB adapters, but they go "the wrong way" - from a PC to a serial device, not from a USB "device" to anything else.  


---- 'Scott Miller' <scott at opentrac.org> wrote: 
> Same thing happened to mine.  Whacking it with the palm of my hand would fix
> the display, usually.  As for it being watertight, the fact that I opened
> mine up to try fixing the display issue may have contributed to the lack of
> a good seal.  After several miles of riding underwater in my cargo pocket as
> I hiked the Zion Narrows, my Legend finally died.  I actually resurrected
> it, but the data input line never worked again, and in trying to fix that I
> seem to have killed the rest of it.
> 
> All of the ICs by Maxim on the board had corrosion around the pads.  I think
> they were a different composition than the other parts - you could see
> copper showing through.  In any case, I had a heck of a time trying to make
> connections when the board had eroded right out from underneath the parts.
> >From the looks of it, it had probably been corroding already before the Zion
> trip.
> 
> So yeah, it's probably time to upgrade.  My suggestion is the GPSmap 60CSx.
> I've got the 60 CS and love it, and the CSx has the improved SiRF receiver
> and external memory slot.
> 
> Scott
> N1VG
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org 
> > [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org] On Behalf Of gerheim at cox.net
> > Sent: Monday, July 09, 2007 5:28 AM
> > To: APRSSIG Mailing List
> > Subject: [aprssig] Garmin eTrex Legend Question
> > 
> > Somewhat off topic, but I know some of you folks own the 
> > device in question.  
> > 
> > I've owned it for several years.  The glue holding the rubber 
> > bumper to the perimeter has weakened.  This may be a 
> > coincidence, but the display is also going freaky from time to time.  
> > 
> > 1) is it still watertight? 
> > 2) is it time to upgrade?  
> > 
> > If it still pumps out NMEA output, I can still keep it as a 
> > data source for GPS, but use another GPSRX for display and 
> > navigation.  
> > 
> > 
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