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ETrex Legend display

Screen goes blank and just a line from top to bottom appears. help please

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Due to a new satellite launched this year, the WAAS is affected. Disable the WAAS, go to Garmin and download the latest software version FOR THIS UNIT. Install, enable WAAS and you should be good to go.
Let us know if this solved your problem. Thanks.

Posted on Dec 02, 2008

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