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Screen goes blank except for a black line - Garmin GPS 76 GPS Receiver

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  • Redleg72 Nov 04, 2008

    This just happened today. Shuts off with just a black line remaining. The line will go away once the batteries are taken out. I tried using the car adapter for power, but still had the same problem.

  • gimecoffee Nov 15, 2008

    My Etrex Legend starts up and then goes blank with the black line down the screen.

  • Anonymous Dec 25, 2008

    has the update come available for garmin 76 waas problem

  • Anonymous Apr 27, 2009

    Shuts off with just a black line remaining. The line will go away once the batteries are taken out.

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I had the same problem with my 76S. Called Garmin to send it back for service. They said it was a problem with new WAAS signals that causes the freeze/black line. Disabling WAAS using menu/system solved it for now. They are working on a software update Real Soon Now.

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