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No communication between garmin etrex legend and memory map

I have a garmin etrex untill last weekendthis personal gps communicated with memory map to givethe information required but there is a problem now and the only information i am getting is the following unknown garmin
time sending packet 10
time sending packet 254
i have tried various coms which is not been successful
peter mclean

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    how do you mean firmware that is new to me

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Have you tried firmware update for your gps .
If you have not tried it try to update the latest firmware .
By updating firmware your problem can be fixed .



If your problem still continues then you need to take your gps to near by shop to get it repaired .

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