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miyu1975 05-15-2019 08:28 PM

Garmin 480 Internal battery
 
Tonight I received a message on my beloved 480 that said Caution Low Battery Voltage Unit Needs Service. I know Garmin is ending or has ended servicing these units.

I am hoping I can replace this internal battery myself vs sending it in anyways Has anyone done something similar or better yet on a 480...??

thx

Canadian_JOY 05-16-2019 01:07 AM

Ryan - I think you may have posted this same question to the GNS480 Yahoo discussion forum? If so, you received a good reply there.

Yes this is a common problem - the memory backup battery only lasts so long. Replacement of the battery is definitely within the realm of the savvy DYI'er. Check the archives on the yahoo discussion forum - there's LOTS of detailed info there, including an excellent write-up with photos.

Good luck with getting this replaced. Gotta keep those 480's soldiering on!

n816kc 05-16-2019 06:31 AM

look local
 
if you're not comfortable opening up a high dollar avionics box and going at it with a soldering iron yourself (and, I'm not either), your local avionics shop can take care of the battery replacement.

miyu1975 05-16-2019 06:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Canadian_JOY (Post 1346768)
Ryan - I think you may have posted this same question to the GNS480 Yahoo discussion forum? If so, you received a good reply there.

Yes this is a common problem - the memory backup battery only lasts so long. Replacement of the battery is definitely within the realm of the savvy DYI'er. Check the archives on the yahoo discussion forum - there's LOTS of detailed info there, including an excellent write-up with photos.

Good luck with getting this replaced. Gotta keep those 480's soldiering on!

I did and thanks.. even a you tube video of how to do it.

RV-4 05-16-2019 11:26 AM

GNS 480 BATTERY
 
Hi Ryan

Would you have a link to that video??

A friend of mine could use it.

Thanks

Bruno

gblanck 05-16-2019 01:05 PM

480 group
 
Join the gns480 yahoo group here: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/gns480-users/info

The youtube video is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xx8YKzktjI4&t=1s

Buy this battery: http://www.batteriesinaflash.com/saf...ithium-battery

-Greg

RV-4 05-16-2019 03:13 PM

480 group
 
Thanks Greg

I'll pass the info to my friend

Bruno


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