Garmin GPS 72 Troubleshooting

Garmin GPS 72 is a handheld GPS receiver with a factory-loaded marine point database. The device is built-in with a quad-helix antenna and designed for marine navigation. Every device goes through some technical issues. Simple troubleshooting methods can fix most of the technical issues. Troubleshooting techniques can help you solve the problem efficiently.

Troubleshooting methods for Garmin GPS 72

How to reset Garmin GPS 72

If your Garmin GPS 72 is not performing well or not receiving satellite signals, perform a master reset. Performing the master reset will result in erasing all the user data. Make sure you back up all the user data before resetting. To complete the master reset:

  • Turn off the Garmin GPS 72 device.
  • Press and hold the Menu button.
  • Turn on the device while holding the Menu button.
  • If you see Do you really want to erase all user data? message on your screen, release all the buttons, and select Yes.
  • Wait until the device gets restarted.
  • Make sure you leave the device outdoor to acquire the satellite.
Garmin GPS 72 Troubleshooting

How to back up user data from Garmin GPS 72

Make sure you back up user data from Garmin GPS 72 before updating the device software or editing the user data. The backup process helps to restore the deleted user data. Follow the instructions below and back up your device.

  • Check whether your PC is connected to the Internet.
  • Go to the official web page of MapSource.
  • Download the Mapsource software that supports your PC’s OS.
  • Make sure that you have downloaded software with the latest version.
  • Once downloaded, open the MapSource program.
  • Select the Transfer option and choose Receive from Device.
  • If the device does not appear automatically, click on the Find Device button.
  • Select your Garmin GPS 72 device from the list.
  • Make sure that all the relevant fields under the What to Receive box are checked.
  • Select the Receive button and click OK.
  • Wait until all the sources are moved to MapSource.
  • You will be able to locate the files under the suitable category.
  • Now select the File that you want to back up and click Save.
  • Choose the destination file to save the backup files.
  • Provide a name if prompted.
  • Now all user data will be stored on the computer.
  • You can restore the user data any time you wish.
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