[time-nuts] Garmin 255W GPS units

jim stephens jwsmobile at gmail.com
Wed Aug 4 05:04:28 UTC 2010

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


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