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Blank Screen on Garmin E-Trex Vista

My Garmin E-trex Vista will have the screen go blank with the exception of one dark line down the center. It is somewhat random and it doesn't matter if I am running off the battery, plugged into the cigarette lighter or into the laptop. Sometimes it goes blank in a minute or two, other times in fifteen minutes. New batteries don't help.

Wayne i have the same problem with the screen going blank except 1 vertical dark line. my model is garmin gpsmap 76s

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  • nootay Nov 03, 2008

    I have the same issue with my 76 s.

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The problem is that your software version needs updating. A recently added satellite creates a glitch in the older software. Go to the Garmin website, load WebUpdater if you haven't already done so, and the updated version (3.8) will automatically install to your Garmin unit. I had the same symptoms, they have now disappeared and my Etrex Vista is back to normal.

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