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Old 02-23-2010, 04:42 PM   #91
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You are in luck! I read this post yesterday and today I received my pre-owned 478 which has a dead battery. It is yours as long as you post details on the mod.

Looks like I will be trying out one of those $20 batteries.
before you send me that battery you might like to see this :
http://forums.gps.org.nz/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=4131
you might be able to recover that "dead" battery?
Let us know how it goes and what happens ......
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Old 02-23-2010, 05:15 PM   #92
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before you send me that battery you might like to see this :
http://forums.gps.org.nz/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=4131
you might be able to recover that "dead" battery?
Let us know how it goes and what happens ......
Good find, I'm gonna remember that one.
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Old 02-23-2010, 05:24 PM   #93
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Good find, I'm gonna remember that one.
and congrats on finding your 478. from what I've been seeing they are getting tough to find at a good price!

If anyone does find a good price on one please report back and let us know. I got a buddy that might be wanting one but may steer towards a 60 instead, just because the 478 is tough to find.
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Old 02-23-2010, 05:35 PM   #94
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and congrats on finding your 478. from what I've been seeing they are getting tough to find at a good price!

If anyone does find a good price on one please report back and let us know. I got a buddy that might be wanting one but may steer towards a 60 instead, just because the 478 is tough to find.
Hit the marine stores for stock.

These guys are supposed to have a couple: http://www.johnsonhicksmarine.com/
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Old 02-24-2010, 02:35 PM   #95
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I just got a 478 from West Marine. They called around and had a unit shipped from New York to the store near me in Illinois. I paid $499 plus tax. It came with 2 hard wire harnesses. It looks brand new and had never been registered with Garmin.
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Old 02-24-2010, 06:10 PM   #96
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I just got a 478 from West Marine. They called around and had a unit shipped from New York to the store near me in Illinois. I paid $499 plus tax. It came with 2 hard wire harnesses. It looks brand new and had never been registered with Garmin.
Just like I did last week.
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Old 02-24-2010, 08:18 PM   #97
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I just got a 478 from West Marine. They called around and had a unit shipped from New York to the store near me in Illinois. I paid $499 plus tax. It came with 2 hard wire harnesses. It looks brand new and had never been registered with Garmin.
I've got a new one coming to my local West Marine store also found in New York
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Old 02-25-2010, 10:35 AM   #98
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I've got a new one coming to my local West Marine store also found in New York
And I was in NY, got one from Maine.
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Old 02-26-2010, 08:11 AM   #99
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Hit the marine stores for stock.

These guys are supposed to have a couple: http://www.johnsonhicksmarine.com/
I received my refurbished 478 from them this week. battery was DOA. Called them up and they quickly ordered a new battery from Garmin to be drop-shipped to me! Nice people to work with.
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Old 02-26-2010, 08:46 AM   #100
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I received my refurbished 478 from them this week. battery was DOA. Called them up and they quickly ordered a new battery from Garmin to be drop-shipped to me! Nice people to work with.
Somebody just posted a link on how to revive them:

http://forums.gps.org.nz/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=4131

Worth a try.
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Old 02-26-2010, 09:26 AM   #101
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Somebody just posted a link on how to revive them:

http://forums.gps.org.nz/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=4131

Worth a try.
I might try that if I don't have to send the dead battery back, but I'm not cracking open a battery that's dead on Day 1 of a one year warranty. the unit plugs into an extra powerlet on my GS, so I can still use it until the new battery comes in.
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Old 03-02-2010, 10:55 AM   #102
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replacement battery got here and it's charging. glad it's not a problem with the unit.
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Old 03-03-2010, 12:47 PM   #103
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I am really liking this thing. Been messing around with it, just trying every button in every screen to see what it'll do.

The amount of customization within the trip computer is a great example. Using the small columns one, you've got lots of choices on what data you can have on that one screen.

Me likey.

Just got my TT locking mount, time to fab up a mount for it.
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Old 03-03-2010, 12:52 PM   #104
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I am really liking this thing. Been messing around with it, just trying every button in every screen to see what it'll do.

The amount of customization within the trip computer is a great example. Using the small columns one, you've got lots of choices on what data you can have on that one screen.

Me likey.

Just got my TT locking mount, time to fab up a mount for it.
sounds like time you got lost dude!
.... and I mean that in a good way of course!
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Old 03-03-2010, 01:51 PM   #105
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XMTraffic issues?

Hi all,

I went with the XMtraffic along with the Fisherman weather pkg, but the Traffic part doesn't seem to work. When I'm routing to a place via street address, in heavy traffic, it doesn't re-route or even indicate traffic flow / slow down. I'm making a crazy assumption it would perform similar to a cheaper Nuvi in this regard or Maps.Google.com with the traffic flow on.

Perhaps there is a setting that I am missing? I have refreshed the XM signal as well... I am in the Boston, MA metro area so coverage shouldn't be an issue(?!).
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