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Screen goes blank except a thin line

My rino 110's screen goes blank except a thin line across the screen, i have to remove the batteries and replace them to reset the unit. once you do that it work s again for a very short time. i have noticed it only does it when i have satellite capture in non-gps radio only i have no problems

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  • Anonymous Jan 09, 2009

    My rino 110's screen goes blank except a thin line across the screen, i have to remove the batteries and replace them to reset the unit. once you do that it work s again for a very short time.

  • Anonymous May 22, 2009

    Exactly as described above.

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There is a firmware upgrade from Garmin that appears to address this problem for units still running Version 3.2 or earlier. If your problem only occurs when WAAS is enabled, you might try upgrading. To find what firmware version you have, from the main menu: Setup, System, then select the (options) icon on the top row, to the left of the 'X'.

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