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Screen goes blank with line across it - Garmin GPS V Receiver

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  • swartzviges Sep 30, 2008

    9.23.08 The screen went blank except for a thin vertical line. Nothing worked to change or shut it off except to remove batteries. A friend had an extra eTrex Legend he bought as a kit for the software and sold it to me. On 9.27.08 his orginal went blank the same way. Today 9.30.08 the one he sold me did it. No that is three within a week. What is up!!!?

  • elehnhart Oct 04, 2008

    GPS 5 will power up, search for signal and then go black with line in either middle screen or bottom of screen. Unit has been working great for two years.

  • John McG44 Nov 08, 2008

    The problem can be fixed with a softwate upgrade from Garmin.

    Go to;

    http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_...



    It worked for me.



    John

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A software update fixes this, go to;

http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=123

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Thanks for the help.. Disabled the WAAS and has been working great for last two days. Accuracy went from 3 feet to 14 feet but that's fine for what I'm using it for. Thanks for the help.

Posted on Oct 15, 2008

It's been rumored to turn off WAAS, as it seems to be a new satellite communication problem within the V. So far so good with mine. It appeared the screen was dead at first.

Posted on Oct 12, 2008

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