Not much of a story, but weird electrical occurrence. Last week I dropped my brother off at his friend's graduation party and was going to wheel my way home down some two tracks, this is about 15 or a few more miles away from my home in a rural area. My friend Travis and my sister are still in the XJ and we pick a direction and find a 2-track and head off in the general direction of home. about 30-45 minutes later we still haven't seen a road, which is odd because while this is a rural area most 2-tracks don't go that far before crossing a road. So we turn down the music and pull out my GPS which is pretty much brand new to see how far from home we are. It's taking a while to acquire a satellite so we turn it off and drive a bit farther.
The road turns into a logging road that looks to have just been cut this summer, and we get out of quite so hilly an area and figure we're near some kind of large radio towers we figured were for cell phones. so we stop the Jeep and get out for some fresh air and turn on the GPS. It won't go past the power on screen and cannot be turned off. We have no cellphone signal, and when we get back in the XJ we realize the radio transmitter that reads a USB drive for mp3s that we have been listening too all this time now reads no mp3s on the drive. I should mention that so far the only animal i saw was a toad about 30 minutes ago, but since then, not so much as a sparrow. Though flies and mosquitoes were still prevalent.
With nothing else to do we start driving some more. Neither the USB drive or GPS works at any point, and we didn't check our phones. After quite a while longer with no roads and logging equipment all over, we finaly come to a road, less than 3 miles from my house.
Upon returning home GPS still won't boot, and USB drive shows no files. The next day at work as I'm on the phone with the GPS manufacturer first try it boots up fine, and continues to work while I go down a few trails on my lunch break. When plugged into my computer the USB drive showed a full compliment of of mp3 files an then played fine when plugged back into the Jeep.
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