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Any body know what happened to the Rock Box guys? My Rock Box won't lock onto the satellites any more.  Just  says Tuning  until it gives up and powers down. Any ideas?

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1 hour ago, JimB said:

Any body know what happened to the Rock Box guys? My Rock Box won't lock onto the satellites any more.  Just  says Tuning  until it gives up and powers down. Any ideas?

Other than checking if the latest firmware is loaded on the RockBox I would say check the leads from the antenna to the board.  

If you're like me and got your RockBox 12 years ago, you had a good run with it!  Mine is still going strong and I was given a second one by a friend who sold his boat.

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Tried everything.  Think  it is farked although everything works  except  it will not connect.  Probably  needs a new gps thingy. Was hoping  to  find a way to talk to the Rock City Marine Guys to see if they had ideas before I deep six it. I have had a good run with it.  At least  12 years. Don't know what I should  replace it with.  My 20yr old Tactic died last fall as well. I am thinking maybe 2 Velocitic pucks,  one left on speed and the other  on heading to replace both.  Don't need anything more than speed and heading and like big didgets. 

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  • 2 weeks later...

Yahoo! Found a new Gps module plugged it in and my RockBox is working.  Faster in picking up satellites than new.  $40 fix.  Google is a champ sometimes. 

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On 7/16/2020 at 11:09 AM, JimB said:

Yahoo! Found a new Gps module plugged it in and my RockBox is working.  Faster in picking up satellites than new.  $40 fix.  Google is a champ sometimes. 

Hang on... you started with Yahoo?  :rolleyes:

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