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Unit will not turn on

I purchased my Vista Cx about two months ago and have only used it a few times. The batteries ran flat in the unit yesterday and now, with fresh batteries (installed with the correct polarity) the unit fails to power up. I've tried a few different pairs of batteries and still no luck. Any advice much appreciated.

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Dear friend, excuse my mistakes in writting, since long ago I dont write.

Download this file:

todas las partes del Archivo Chilestreets 2007 working.rar
A.- Instalar Mapsource Chile Streets Setup.exe de la carpeta Mapsource + ChileStreets
B.- Usar el serial contenido en la carpeta Mapsource + ChileStreets\serial
C.- Conectar el dispositivo GPS
1.- Obtener el ID del dispositivo Garmin: es un un número de 10 dígitos.
- Iniciar Mapsource desde el PC
- Conectar el GPS
- Ir a Utilities, Get Unti ID.
2.- Abrir Keygen v1.3.exe
- Ingresar el número de 10 dígitos del ID de dipositivo en el primer espacio en blanco (Enter you Unit ID here:)
- En el cuadro Select Map Product:, selecciona de la lista <Custom Mapset>
- En la ventana emergente anota 724 para el MapID code.(ok) el código varía para otros mapas, este es para el Chile Streets.
- Haz click en el botón "Generate" de más abajo. Con esto se crea el código de desbloqueo que se ingresa en el Mapsource. (No cierres esta ventana)
3.- Abrir la utilidad de desbloqueo de mapas del Mapsource.(CTRL+U):
- Haz click en siguiente.
- Selecciona la opción "Si, tengo un código de desbloqueo de 25 caracteres" (Siguiente)
- Selecciona la opción "tengo un código de desbloqueo de 25 carcateres; lo escribiré" (siguiente)
- Introduce el código suministrado en el paso 2. Puedes anotar un comentario de recordatorio en el recuadro inferior pra saber que unidad es la que tiene el mapa desbloqueado. (siguiente)
- Selecciona la opción "No, me registraré mas adelante" (siguiente)
- Selecciona "Sí" en la ventana emergente.
- Selecciona No, he terminado si no quieres instalar más códigos. (siguiente)
4.- Transfiere los mapas al dispositivo o a la tarjeta SD, Mapsource transfiere los códigos en forma automática.

Please translate this procedure. The important matter for you is that you now have mapsource active and with de Keygen v1.3, you can unlock a lots of maps. Please don´t publish this solution, because a lots of people would not have access in the future to this program.

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SOURCE: Garmin zumo 550 map update problem

  1. Make a backup of your Zumo by copying all the file to your computer.
  2. Using your PC and MapSource select all the maps then send them to a SD memory card need 2Gig or bigger card.
  3. Try to rename this file to gmapprom.img and replace the same named file in your zumo. (I haven't tried this personally, so if it fails, just replace this with your backup and all will be as it was.)
  4. If this fails, you can use the SD memory card in your zumo and it will use this map instead, but it will take longer to boot your zumo.

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SOURCE: Garmin eTrex Vista Cx won't turn on

Call Garmin customer service, they are wonderful. My rubber thing around the outside became loose,and they sent me a new unit, even though it was almost 2 years old.

Posted on May 31, 2009

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as its new, it would be unwise to fiddle around with it. Return it for exchange,
Before you do though make sure that the batteries are good and have been inserted in the correct polarity.

Etrex Vista is a very robust unit and most reliable generally, so this is unusual.

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