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Problem with USB connection Garmin Etrex Legend Cx

I have a Garmin Etrex Legend Cx that I use mostly for geocaching. It powers up normally and works fine when I am out hunting for caches.  For several months I have been using Garmin Communicator software on my PC (Vista) to send cache sites from my PC to my GPS.  Suddenly 2 days ago I encountered a problem.  When I hook up my powered-on GPS to my computer using a USB to Mini USB connector the GPS turns off immediately and wont come back on until I disconnect the connector.  I have tested the connector on my digital camera and on my Garmin Nuvi from my car and everything works just fine.  Plese let me know if anyone else has experienced this problem and might know cause and/or solution.  Thanks

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  • Tahoerob Nov 14, 2008

    No one had a clue how to help me with this, so I Emailed Garmin tech support.  The tech had me try a few things and then determined it was probably a short in the GPS.  Luckily it is still under warranty.  I sent it to Garmin today and am hoping for the best.

  • Anonymous Feb 05, 2009

    My etrex vista cx does the same thing

  • Anonymous Feb 25, 2009

    I have exactly the same Problem.

  • phillyofish Mar 14, 2009

    I have the same problem with the Legend Hcx updated mapsource on the computer then unit just switched itself off.

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SOURCE: Geocaching with Garmin Etrex Legend CX

The preloaded maps are VERY generic, mostly major highways. They are not useful for geocaching.

The good news is that you can download free topo maps created by a very generous Canadian soul, Dale Atkin. The maps are free but donations are accepted. He is also working on US topo maps. I've used Ibycus and Garmin topo maps and prefer the Ibycus version.
If this solves your situation, please come back and rate our answer. Thankyou.

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