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    Default Alpha 100 compass calibration problem

    Hi!

    I need help for one problem, please.

    I bought Alpha 100 with smashed display several weeks ago. After I replace display, I discover new problem: I can't calibrate compass. The first and second steps are OK, but the third fail every time.

    I don't know what is problem (softwer or hardware).

    Software inside is original 7.80 without any modification, but I do not know device history.

    Do you have some sugestion, how to check what is problem (hardware or software) for begining?
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    Additional note: Inside my device on motherboard there is mark "Garmin 105-01996-10 ver.4".

    There is another mark inside system file:

    -<Model>

    <PartNumber>006-B1562-00</PartNumber>

    <SoftwareVersion>Software Version 7.80</SoftwareVersion>

    <Description>Alpha 100 EMEA/APAC</Description>

    <PCB>Alpha X V3 </PCB>

    </Model>

    Does it meen anything?

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    This is from Garmin:

    Spoiler: Calibrating your Alpha or Astro Compass is a Simple Process
    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]


    If you still have problems contact Garmin......

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    Than you, but this is not answer for my problem.

    I know how to calibrate compass, but I can't calibrate compass. I do successful the first and the second steps, but when I try to do the third compass calibration step every time I get message "Calibration failed".

    I do not know what is problem, software or hardware.

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    Possibly hardware.

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    Do you know where is compass on motherboard? Can I replace this chip?

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    If your device was purchased on ebay, you have most likely taken a defective device, devices that are covered by the warranty because they are defective and are re-sold by resellers. I think it's a hardware problem, I have two of the same.

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    Try 7.90. 7.80 have fault with calibration new version compass.

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    I tried but without success.

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    @miroslavbl,

    That is the problem when you buy broken items you never know what you are getting.
    It had a broken screen so that should of told you something.
    There is a good chance the mother board has some broken circuits on it.
    I think you need to replace mother board if you can still get it.

 

 

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