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Garmin Etrex Legend Cx - no signal

My Etrex can no longer see any satellites. I have tried reseting, but to no avail. All othe features are working, just no signal strength at all (no bars in the satellite strength box)

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  • qman41 Oct 30, 2008

    As of 2 days ago, my Garmin etrex has absolutely no signal to satellites. The unit has full battery power, and I can navigate through the other screens, but the receiver seems to have just died altogether. I've changed the batteries out, and even answered "yes" to the 'have you traveled several hundred miles...' question, but nothing has brought back any sign of a signal. I've taken the case off, and the receiver # appears to be "M850", so I continue to look online for what might have gone wrong. The unit was about 3 or 4 years old.

  • quinner1 Nov 04, 2008

    I have the same problem with my Garmin etrex legend! It's about four years old, it's been sitting for 1 year. Signal strength is full and you can toggle back and forth between all the screens but they all say "Wait...Locating Satellites" Can someone help me please.

  • Anonymous Nov 13, 2008

    Have the same problem

  • Anonymous Dec 16, 2008

    Exactly the same symptoms. Model Etrex Vista.

  • brianwjones Dec 21, 2008

    I have the same problem and updating the software did fix it.

  • brianwjones Dec 22, 2008

    I mis-spoke yesterday- the software update did NOT fix the problem...are there any other solutions.


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Have you tried upgrading the unit's software. Go to Garmin.com and download the latest software for your unit. This will sometimes fix satellite reception problems.

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