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How to reset GARMIN GPSMAP298? - Garmin GPSMAP 298 GPS Receiver

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  • Peter Blackman Nov 27, 2012

    my GPSmap 298 Garmin doesn't have enough light what is the problem?

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Hi,

To reset just press the red standby button and hold until it goes off. then turn it back on. On other models you can delete all information from the previous trip by going to the section where the information is held and pressing options and Reset All.

Here's a .pdf of the manual:

http://www8.garmin.com/manuals/1067_OwnersManual.pdf

Season's Greetings! :)

Chris (ziraffa)

Posted on Dec 23, 2008

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    If your Garmin GPS is stuck on a loading screen, not updating properly, not acquiring a signal or having other quirky problems. You can follow the steps below to help resolve some of these issues.

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