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MikeS

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Re: My GB580P rattles inside
« Reply #15 on: April 03, 2014, 03:09:35 pm »

My GB580P also rattles inside. There seems to obviously be a problem. I just opened the case on my unit ant the antenna is not soldered.

Should they be soldered or just glued so it doesn't rattle?

Thanks,
-Mike

« Last Edit: April 04, 2014, 12:38:46 am by MikeS »
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Re: My GB580P rattles inside
« Reply #16 on: April 23, 2014, 07:35:47 am »

Solder the tabs.  The antenna is heavy (relatively speaking of course) and as your bike vibrates over bumps, it strains the few joints holding it down.  I soldered the tabs and used a bit of hot glue to fix the antenna to the case.  This will help prevent strain on the solder joints.

My antenna didn't reach the point of rattling, but it flexed so much that it broke the wire joint which prevented the device from satellite locking.
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Re: My GB580P rattles inside
« Reply #17 on: August 01, 2014, 07:04:40 pm »

Hi guys,

I have the same issue and I'm comfortable working on electronics. Only thing is I'm unsure how you opened the case up. Can you give me some tips? Do I take a razor blade to it or did you weekend the glue(?) bond and pull apart the case? Any detailed steps to open it up would be appreciated.
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Re: My GB580P rattles inside
« Reply #18 on: August 03, 2014, 06:19:30 am »

Hi guys,

I have the same issue and I'm comfortable working on electronics. Only thing is I'm unsure how you opened the case up. Can you give me some tips? Do I take a razor blade to it or did you weekend the glue(?) bond and pull apart the case? Any detailed steps to open it up would be appreciated.

There are other threads and pictures in the forum.
http://www.usglobalsat.com/forum/index.php?topic=4306.msg14475#msg14475
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Re: My GB580P rattles inside
« Reply #19 on: August 28, 2014, 01:23:31 pm »

So I managed to open my GB-580P with a razor and some gentle pulling. I confirmed I have the same issue. In fact, I can pull the pin on the left side of your pic cleanly out of the circuit board (but for some reason, not the right pin even though it's similarly loose {almost as if it were attached to something on the other side of the board}).

1st image shows I can cleanly remove the left pin.

2nd image shows what appears to be a mounting plate behind the GPS antenna. This might be what the GPS detaches from when in use. I use this GPS solely for mountain biking so it sees A LOT of rattle. I would probably try to attach it using some glue that adds a small amount of damping (i.e. cocking or similar rubber based adhesive).

Unfortunately, I don't have a torx screwdriver small enough to remove the board. I'll try to acquire one to do more digging. Are those two pins and the corresponding holes/connectors the method of connection to the gps circuitry? I'm hesitant to solder the connectors and glue the gps onto the mounting plate without confirmation. If someone could upload pics of the backside of the circuit board that would be awesome!

P.S. If you want to send me a GB-1000 for beta testing, I'd happily comply. I work as a Quality Engineer for a major auto manufacturer and have extensive experience with teardowns and quality reports.





My GB580P also rattles inside. There seems to obviously be a problem. I just opened the case on my unit ant the antenna is not soldered.

Should they be soldered or just glued so it doesn't rattle?

Thanks,
-Mike


« Last Edit: August 28, 2014, 01:29:16 pm by TheWiseFool »
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Re: My GB580P rattles inside
« Reply #20 on: August 28, 2015, 07:56:17 pm »

I ve been reading all the posts interested on fixing and getting to know the equipment as I just ordered one via Ebay here in Panama.  Once I receive it, my question would be, is it neccesary I immediately look for a way of opening it and solder this antenna to avoid rattle?  I want to have everything running perfectly and I am in love with this device as per what I have read!  thanks!
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zetty

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Re: My GB580P rattles inside
« Reply #21 on: March 08, 2017, 08:30:59 am »

I need to replace the whole GPS unit alongside the wire as it h broken off and became too short to re-solder -- and I have doubts I would be able to do that with the tools I have anyway.. Can anyone advise on the model number of the GPS unit?
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Re: My GB580P rattles inside
« Reply #22 on: March 13, 2017, 11:29:35 am »

Hello Zetty,

Are you looking for the model number of the whole unit?
If so it is GB-580F you can purchase one here
http://www.ebay.com/itm/112257504928

let me know if you have any questions. Thank you.
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Re: My GB580P rattles inside
« Reply #23 on: March 13, 2017, 12:59:37 pm »

Thanks for the prompt response, USG_Tech14.

I meant the model of the part that includes the antenna itself, which is a small module with a wire connector. Replacing the whole computer is expensive and wasteful, considering I only have issue with the antenna.
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Re: My GB580P rattles inside
« Reply #24 on: March 14, 2017, 11:09:13 am »

Hello Zetty,

Can you send us pictures of the module and issue you are having to support@usglobalsat.com
So we can check if we have the module in stock. Thanks.
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Re: My GB580P rattles inside
« Reply #25 on: March 14, 2017, 06:26:16 pm »

It's exactly the one posted earlier in the thread:



I will however make my own pictures and send to the email address provided, thanks!
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Re: My GB580P rattles inside
« Reply #26 on: April 07, 2017, 04:02:29 pm »

@zetty
It's possible if you disassembled your unit to send photos whats cover green plate, battery etc.
I intrested while wondering on repleace battery.
Thanks
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