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Screen appears to freeze up

Both units, Etrex Legend and Etrex Venture. Never dropped. Minnesota climate. Used for hunting. Good and clean contacts for batteries. Batteries new. Unit will shut off while in use. Screen will fade out partially and verticle lines will appear across screen. At times, will not be able to search for satallites. Have a clear visibility to sky. Have never downloaded updates.

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  • Anonymous Dec 07, 2008

    I have the same problem. Device starts normally, within minutes the scren goes gray with a vertical line on the right or the letf. It is not responsive to any commands after that.

  • race787 Dec 09, 2008

    Same problem since brand new. Starts up normally. Can enter information but just turns off . Thin, blue, verticle line on left hand side appears. If I open the battery compartment remove either battery (new) it goes back on. Can't use it. Thought it was me or bad batteries. NOT this time.

  • mcl3 Dec 10, 2008

    We have several Etrex Legends we use at work. All of them have the same problem now. They will come on for approx. 5 minutes and the screen goes blank with a thin vertical line down the center.

  • zzfwtp Dec 12, 2008

    After using my legend for more than (1) minute.. I lose the screen and get a single line down the middle.

  • Anonymous Dec 12, 2008

    I also have the problem, verticle line

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Try updating the unit software. A new satellite was launched this year and has been causing problems. The updates from Garmin fix it. Disable the WAAS in the meantime and see if that solves the problem in the meantime.

Posted on Dec 13, 2008

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