Bumps in Road Causes Power Loss
I have a older Garmin Streetpilot 2730 that was working okay during the first couple thousand miles of my last trip, but then it started giving me fits by losing power/electricity whenever I rode over a bump. Initially it occurred at times going over expansion joints at bridges/overpasses, but then it happened at every little bump/imperfection in the road. Usually the connection would immediately be restored, and the GPS would reboot. Other times, it would take a while to come back on.
Not sure if it's the connection of the power cord to the unit on the backside, or if it's something internally. I was using the 12V power cord w/ built-in speaker, which I had plugged into one of those 12V accessory sockets hard wired to the battery. It appeared to be a good connection at the socket, so I assume it's at one of the other previously mentioned points.
I have it mounted on one of those co-pilot shelves, or whatever it's called. which I noticed seems to vibrate more than other parts of the bike.
The unit also tends to lose the map on the screen, even though it continues to show the highlighted route. Not sure if this was because I updated some of the map or not.
I guess I need to call Garmin for a guesstimate to repair it.
Anyone had similar symptoms?
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