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?