Garmin 810 SD card fail

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Garmin 810 SD card fail

Postby softy » Sun Jun 26, 2016 12:22 pm

A crazy thing happened this morning, did my pre-ride prep, jumped on bike and hit the start button on my garmin. Just pedalling to warm up and looked down, display was off! oh well I thought, must of not plugged it in for charging and it is flat. So continued my ride.......

When I got home I plugged it in to charge and nothing, no screen, nothing.
Now it needed a upgrade to the latest software so I thought maybe this is it. So proceeded to connect the garmin to my computer, In the process I noticed the SD card was burning hot, burning my finger, so quickly took it out!!!!

Plugged the garmin into the computer and nothing, then I started the upgrade and it came to life. Okay I thought, it is not completely stuffed!

BUT every time I tried to put the SD card with the maps on into the garmin, it crashed. not good, so tried a different card no problems.

So the culprit was an internally shorted garmin SD maps card. Strange.

Anyone else experienced some thing similar?

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Re: Garmin 810 SD card fail

Postby ValleyForge » Fri Jul 22, 2016 2:12 pm

Only the card getting scrambled when the device freezes.
I have a low-level SD card format utility that restores them to life.

The overheating is wierd - but worth putting on Strava though!
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