[time-nuts] Garmin 255W GPS units

Bob Camp lists at rtty.us
Wed Aug 4 11:39:00 UTC 2010


Hi

They are fairly standard navigation receivers. The data they put out is also fairly standard. Based on my experience with flood damaged electronics, your estimate for working units may be a bit high if they were under long enough to get well soaked. 

Bob

On Aug 4, 2010, at 1:04 AM, jim stephens wrote:

> I have access to a large number of these units (~600).  We are in the
> process of scanning them for functional units.
> 
> They are 4" dashtop type car or boat units.  I have played with a functional
> one, and accessed some info with free software, and would of course like to
> get to the actual live position.
> 
> I am open to any ideas from anyone who would like the units which are not
> working for parts.  It appears that the units which have functional
> internals, but no display may be as many as 100 total.  Hopefully no more
> than 50% will be dead, and parts only, but it may go as high as 75%.
> 
> These units appear to have spent time submerged as far as the damage
> sustained.  They are purchased from an insurance salvage situation.
> 
> I have managed to dismantle them down to a housing set, battery, processor
> board, display assembly, and misc. hardware.
> 
> Please contact me at jws<m>obile [at] g[m] ail.com  (removing special
> characters).
> 
> Thanks
> Jim
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