Garmin GPS Date Error Fix after Internal Battery Change
by Alastair Mackenzie
Apparently the date error occurs because these units were designed to work for 1024 weeks (about 19 and a half years). Once we got past August 1999 then date problems appeared due to EOW or "End of weeks" problem. I have discovered that there is a program that you can download from Garmin that you can use to tell your GPS the current year. (Had to run it twice to get it to work but it does work). Once the date on the unit has been changed to a date after the year 2000 it will then correctly interpret the data it receives from the gps satellites and once it gets a positional 3D fix the date is updated correctly.