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Click Stick "enter" function not working

I can not select highlighted menu funcitons. The push down "enter" function does not seem to be working. Sounds like there are other click stick problems out there. Any fixes found yet? This is my fathers unit, he just thought it was operator error. No, the enter function is not working.

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  • Anonymous Jan 11, 2009

    I have the same GPS with the same issue.  The Click Stick started working erratically a whlie back and finally seemed to have stopped completely.  I can scroll down and right, but cannot go left, up or click Enter.  I was thinking of taking it apart to see if there was something loose that could maybe be soldered.. but don't really want to deal with he sticky mess that holds the rubber bumper on unless it will fix it. 

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I have exactly the same problem, stick doesnt work up, left or enter. I encountered this website:

http://www.loshombres.org/californication/2005/11/deconstructing-garmin-etrex-vista.html
It's at our own risk and I havent tried it myself yet, but still, it might be worth it.

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It sounds like a hardware problem that will need Garmin servicing. Sorry to hear this.

Posted on Jan 07, 2009

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Register my sky caddie


To register your sky-caddie

connect to a WI-Fi network, then highlight the "Wireless" icon on the Main Menu and select it by pressing the Right Key beneath "OK".

Upon syncing, u will see a code on your device, write it down

Open a web browser on your computer and go to
http://www.skygolf.com/register

Enter the Registration Code in the code field on your computer and click Start Activation.

Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the registration process and select a membership plan.

When you have completed the process on your computer, simply select "Sync" using the Right Key on the Skycaddie. The "Sync" option appears on the same device screen as your Registration Code.

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Backup and Restore Favourites on Garmin Nuvi Satnav


If your garmin nuvi satnav becomes faulty it may have to be reset or indeed scrapped. Either way you lose the places saved in your favourites folder.

If you have backed them up to your computer it's a simple matter to restore them to your reset nuvi or to a new one.

To Backup Favourites in GarminNuvi Satnav


Instructions for PC:
  1. Connect the Garmin nuvi satnav to your computer
  2. Go to the Start menu
  3. Choose My Computer (or Computer for Vista and Windows 7)
  4. Right-click the Garmin nuvi drive and select Open
  5. Double-click the Garmin folder (For nuvi 1xxx series units skip this step)
  6. Double-click the GPX folder
  7. Right-click on the Current.gpx file
  8. Choose Copy from the right-click menu
  9. Right-click on any blank area on the desktop
  10. Choose Paste to put a copy of it on your computer's desktop
Instructions for Mac:
  1. Connect your garmin nuvi satnav to your Mac
  2. When you see the Garmin nuvi mounted to the desktop, double-click on it
  3. Double-click on the Garmin folder (For nuvi 1xxx series units skip this step)
  4. Double-click the GPX folder
  5. Click once on the Current.gpx file
  6. Go to the Edit menu at the top of the screen
  7. Click Copy "Current.gpx"
  8. Click any blank area on the desktop
  9. Go to the Edit menu again
  10. Click Paste Item
Now, if for some reason you need to put the file back onto your garmin nuvi satnav, you will need to send it over to your satnav using a program. For the PC, you will need MapSource which can be downloaded at:http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=209

To send the file back to the satnav using MapSource on a PC:
  1. Connect your Garmin Nuvi satnav to the PC
  2. Go to the Start menu
  3. Highlight All Programs (Or just Programs for Vista and Windows 7)
  4. Highlight Garmin
  5. Click MapSource
  6. Click on the File menu
  7. Select Open...
  8. At the top where it says "Look in:", select Desktop
  9. At the bottom where it says "Files of type:" select GPS eXchange Format (*.gpx)
  10. Click on the Current.gpx file
  11. Click Open
  12. Click on the Transfer menu
  13. Click Send To Device...
  14. Select the GPS in the Device drop-down list.
  15. Click Send
Currently MapSource does not work with the Mac operating system so you'll either need access to a windows computer or a windows environment on your Mac to send the file back to your satnav.

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I have just bought a secondhand skycaddie SGX how do i re-register it in my name?


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How can I chg name on unit I just bought for Ken?


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1 Press the "Thumb Stick" to display the product main menu.2 Scroll down with the thumb stick and select"Options." Tap the thumb stick to enter the menu.3 Select "Owner Information," and tap thethumb stick to enter the folder.4 Enter or change the current owner data (Name,telephone, etc.). Scroll down with the thumb stick and select "OK."Thanks.

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My Magellin eXplorist 100 will not respond when the 'start' utton is pressed. Is there a 'hard reset' option somewhere on this thing?


  • To perform a hard reset follow these steps
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  3. Press "Enter."
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  5. Press "Enter."
Regards, Tony

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My eXplorist 100 will not respond when the 'start' utton is pressed. Is there a 'hard reset' option somewhere on tjhis thing?


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  1. Press "MENU."
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Garmin etrex 12 channel gps, screen very dim contrast with new batteries


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It is probably similar on related models such as the Venture or Vista, if in doubt check your manual.

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Try to set it again:

1/Verify the date and local time (this should be
the date and time according to the local date and
time of country/area you are in). Because the
time shows is Universal Time (UTC), you will
need to enter a time offset to display the correct
local time for your area.
2/Move the field highlight to the OFFSET field
and press Enter
3/With the arrows (←→), go to the figure which
represents the hours then with the up & down
arrows (↑↓), select the time offset for your
longitude and press .
4/Move the field highlight to the HOURS field
and change to 24 if that is not already the case.
5. Press QUIT , to return to the MENU Page, then select
Navigation Setup “NAV SETUP” with the Up & Down arrows (↑↓)
then press ENTER

Hope that helps.......

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Your manual tells you how to enter waypoints
http://www.fixya.com/support/p237226-garmin_etrex_gps_receiver/manual-14514/page-16

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