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After a year or more of flawless service, my garmin dashcam

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After a year or more of flawless service, my garmin dashcam 20 now forgets its initial setup information such as country, time zone and other perameters that always were set and forget. Is there some sort of a reset or something else which I can do to fix this annoying problem, as reprograming the info every time I turn on the ignition switch is inconvenient.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Car Electronics
Expert:  Michael replied 2 years ago.

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This problem indicated a failed IC inside the unit. Its a component that stores variable information like the Time and date etc and keeps all that data saved when the unit is turned off.

This will need to be sent in for service as the part is super tiny and soldered in place using surface mount technology requiring specialized equipment to replace the part.

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