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My A65 gps is about 5 years old. At odd times, a long yellow

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My A65 gps is about 5 years old. At odd times, a long yellow box will appear across the middle of the screen with the message "Voltage is below 10.5", and then beeping starts. If I check the power input, it reads 12.5 to 12.7. Any ideas?
Thanks, *****
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Marine Electronics
Expert:  Pete replied 2 years ago.
Hi Bryan, This error will occur if the power supply briefly drops below 12V.Does it happen when another device is switched on?Try connecting the GPS to its own independent power supply.If the problem persists, then the device itself has a problem.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Pete, as I said, this just randomly happens while sailing or under power. Nothing else is being turned on, etc. Why after 7 years would I need another power source. Basically, you're just telling me what I already know, that the device has a problem. Your answer could have been done by anyone, with any real electronic knowledge or not. I expect the $31 charged to my credit card will be debited back to my account, as I am extremely disappointed. No further dialogue or correspondence is required or desired.
Expert:  Pete replied 2 years ago.
Bryan,To clarify, the independent power source is necessary as a temporary experiment to help determine if the problem lies within the existing power supply, or with the device itself.

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