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Original software for etrex legend.

Before i download maps from mapsource how do i restore my original software? is it as easy as running the updater from garmin? this is all new to me so forgive me if i ask dumb questions

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Update the unit to the latest software FOR THAT UNIT from the Garmin site. Then transfer maps to the unit.

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A good software programme for putting maps onto a garmin etrex legendhcx


Try an Old Garmin "Mapsource" version and maps data with very low quality. I read somewhere that new versions of mapsource can't load map to Legend types

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I have lost my Mapsource Setup cd for my Garmin GPS


  1. Download MapSource software updater from Garmin. The version as of December 4, 2007 is 6.13.6, and the trick also works on Map Source version 6.13.5.
  2. Unpack or extract the content of MapSource_6136.exe
    downloaded using WinRAR.
  3. From the extracted files, run MAIN.msi.
  4. Then, run Setup.exe. Note: The sequence to execute Main.msi and then Setup.exe is important to avoid “Previous MapSource not found!” error.
  5. Garmin MapSource now installed.

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I can't put maps on my Garmin etrex legend HCx


Your MicroSD card may be full just from the basic maps. Try larger card for additional maps. The vendors supply the minimum to keep the cost low and then force the customer to upgrade the resources at their own expense.

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WE HAVE PURCHASED A ETREX GARMIN BLUE IN COLOR AND ARE WANTING TO KNOW HOW TO GET DOWN LOADS FOR MARINE WITH OUT PAYING FOR THE CD OR DOWNLOAD


You need Garmin MapSource (Trip and Waypoint Manager) and a data cable. Then for free maps visit the murky internet sites and beware of what you download. I would not bother with a topo or marine maps on a grey screen GPS anyway as the colour maps will not be easily understood on a grey screen.

Aug 28, 2009 | Garmin eTrex Legend GPS Receiver

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HOW DO YOU LOAD MAPS TO THE GPS UNIT?


You will need to load the MapSource software on your PC then load the maps into MapSource. After the maps are loaded and unlocked you can plug your GPS into your PC with the USB cable and load the maps.

Hope this Helps.

Jul 24, 2009 | Garmin eTrex Legend GPS Receiver

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There is a serial number associated with your maps and your GPS unit. You will be able to get this serial number from Garmin when you register your software. Mapsource comes with the maps on the same disc. If it is not installed on your computer, it will automatically install.

Dec 04, 2008 | Garmin eTrex Legend GPS Receiver

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Entering map references manually


To enter a waypoint, either use Mapsource software and transfer to the unit, or else create a waypoint and then edit it to the proper co-ordinates.

Dec 01, 2008 | Garmin eTrex Legend GPS Receiver

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Map down load


You can view segments of the maps at the Garmin site and it will show you how much detail there is.
Go to http://www8.garmin.com/cartography/mapSource/topous.jsp#
and on the far right side of the page, you'll see a link to Mapsource Map Viewer Topo USA 2008. Click on that and zoom in to your area.
Yes, you can download the map segments to your unit.

Sep 09, 2008 | Garmin eTrex Legend GPS Receiver

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Downloadig from memory map


Is Mapsource installed on your PC?
Are you using the "Receive from Device" icon?
Is your unit being recognized when you use "Receive from Device"?

If your answers are yes to all of the above, you might have to update your Mapsource programme (free of charge) from the Garmin Website. Also, updating your unit software from the Garmin site is also a good idea.
Please let us know if this fixes your problem.

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Garmin etrex legend


I had this problem today, updated the software, now the unit seems to be working perfectly. The unit "crashes" (single line down screen center) as soon as it get enough satelites to work with WAAS.

Go to Garmin site for software updates. Download and install the WebUpdater. Once or unit is hooked up to your computer and you have internet access, the software will download and update your GPS with the latest software fixes. I had software Version 3.7. For the Legend, Version 3.9 fixes the problems with WAAS.

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