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When i try to enable the bluetooth on my garmin 310 the screen freezes up. the only thing i can do then is turn the unit offusing the on/off switch

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  • ianc3210 Nov 15, 2008

    Many thanks.

    I have updated the bluetooth firmware and everything is back working ok





    Ian

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    SHARCNET-USA May 11, 2010

    Have you tried updating the bluetooth firmware using Garmin's webupdater? Your firmware could be corrupted and needs to be reflashed.



    - Jim

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