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My Garmin Approch G5 is DONE!!!


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#1 JoEY C

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 05:47 PM

Well after only 1 1/2 years my garmin approch G5 is done. Keeps acting up. Wont turn on, when its on it turns off, calibration screen always pops up, ect ect ect. Talk to garmin and they emailed me how to reset the whole Approach and nothing seems to fix my problem. So considering its not in warranty anymore its a $99 fee and they will send me a refurbished one. Has anyone else had this problem at all? Also, is it worth spending $100 on a refurbished one or should i purchase something else new (g3,g5,g6)?


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Posted 17 September 2012 - 10:45 PM

I have a G5 and thank goodness, it works just fine.  Personally, I have no luck with refurbished electrical devices.  I hear good things about the G6.  If money is not the object, go with the new upgrade.

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 10:09 PM

Normally refurbished should be fine.  The refurbs normally go through more testing than the new ones because they are trying to figure out what is broken.  Sometimes the units are just lemons, but those should be few and far between.  BTW, this isn't coming from my sphincter... I'm an electrical engineer :)

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 07:33 AM

mine is acting up also ,wont give me yardage from fairway






View PostTexasBubba, on 20 September 2012 - 10:09 PM, said:

Normally refurbished should be fine.  The refurbs normally go through more testing than the new ones because they are trying to figure out what is broken.  Sometimes the units are just lemons, but those should be few and far between.  BTW, this isn't coming from my sphincter... I'm an electrical engineer :)


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Posted 26 October 2012 - 02:49 PM

View Posttyorke1, on 24 September 2012 - 07:33 AM, said:

mine is acting up also ,wont give me yardage from fairway

Try updating the software and course mapping: www.garmin.com/courseviewupdater


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Posted 26 October 2012 - 02:55 PM

When I talked to the rep, he told me that most likely that they'll send a new one instead of refurb.  I decided to buy S1 anyway.




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