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Navigation screen freezes GPS unit

I can do all functions except navigate to a waypoint. When I click on "Goto" at the bottom of the Find:Waypoint screen the compass comes up for a second then the screen goes blank with a thin vertical line on the right hand side of the screen, approx 1/4" from right edge. Sometimes an additional vertical line comes up 1/2" from the left side. The rest of the screen is blank. I've only used the unit a few times, though it is a few years old. Probably no warrantee left. I've used the navigation screen before to find waypoints, this problem came up the first time I used it today. To the best of my knowledge the GPS has never been damaged, gotten wet or been close to a magnetic device. I got the unit new. Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: Navigation screen freezes GPS unit

Switch it on, hit the reset button and then go to settings, hit the 'factory settings' button. You will probably loose any routes you had on the device but at least it should work again.

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Re: Navigation screen freezes GPS unit

I believe they fixed this problem with a firmware upgrade. Use Garmin's web updater to perform the updates.

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Please assist me on how to set alarms to my Gps when i get close the destination i am heading to.


to create a proximity alarm for one of your waypoints is a very simple process. First you will want to create a waypoint for you destination. Be sure to name the waypoint something that will remind you of the destination. After this is done go to your main menu by pressing the "menu" button 2 times. Navigate to the "proximity" icon select it by pressing "enter" it will now allow you to create a proximity alarm select the open space and press "enter" it will now give you a list of items you can use select "waypoint" using "enter" and pick the waypoint you created earlier. now all you will have do is select a radius for thee alarm. You can also use the other items to create your proximity alarm such as cites addresses and any other navigation category.

Hope this helps!

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Memory full, cant delete stored favourite destinations, sat nav turns off when delete is pressed.

Hello vinny!!

Perform a hard reset to clear all your memory!!!

Step 1. Turn your Nuvi unit off, remove any SD cards from the SD card slot and make sure that the unit is not plugged into any computer.
Step 2. Place a fingertip on the upper left hand corner of the touch screen and keep it there while turning the unit on, a prompt should read " Do you really want to start in maintenance mode?"
Step 3. Select the yes button.
Step 4. Enter your PIN if enabled.
Step 5. Main Maintenance Mode screen should have 4 selections:
System information
View Diagnostics
Clear User data
Clear Waypoints
Step 6. Choose "Clear Waypoints". After some time the unit should reboot.

Jul 12, 2008 | Garmin GPS Devices

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I know the GPS coordinates of a place, I want to be. How do I enter those to start finding a route from where I am?

I am assuming this is a Quest or Quest2 GPS.
Using the map screen use the larger 4way "navigation" button on the front panel and cursor the screen pointer to the location you would like to save. You may need to zoom in on the location. At the bottom of the screen you will see the "lat/long" displayed. The further you "zoom in" the more precise you can get with the "lat/long". Once you have the pointer at your desired coordinates, hit the "OK" button. This will bring up an address or some other feature name. If there are multiple choices, simply pick the one that is most appropriate and again his "OK". At the bottom of the screen you will see 3 "buttons" (save, find near, and route to). Select "save". Now you will see a screen with several windows that contain the lat/long data, perhaps an address, a map icon, and the name you selected in the earlier screen. You can again use the large 4 way "navigation" button on the front panel to switch between the displayed fields. This will allow you to select a map icon such as a house, store, marina, or whatever. You can then use the "nav" button to select the lat/long window and make any final adjustments to the lat/long data. You can also move the cursor up to the waypoint name box and change it to whatever you prefer. Once you have all of the data fields to your preference on this page, you can use the "nav" button to cursor down to "OK" at eh bottom of the screen and then hit the "OK" button on the front panel. The waypoint should be stored with the correct data in the GPS.

Feb 10, 2010 | Garmin Quest 2 GPS Receiver

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Can't seem to delete my wayward marks.

Delete your waypoints?

Find page > Waypoints
Scroll down to the waypoint you want to delete
Press ENTER and the waypoint details will come up
Move your toggle to the left to highlight the DELETE tab at the bottom of your screen
Press ENTER, screen popup asking "Do you really want to delete waypoint x? Highlight YES and press ENTER.

Nov 29, 2009 | Garmin eTrex Legend GPS Receiver

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How do you set waypoints on the Magellan Meridian gold. To and from a location?

Press and hold the GOTO button for 2 seconds. A "Mark" screen will appear. If you are saving your current location, highlight the "Save" at bottom of screen and press enter. This will save you current location. You can edit the name of the waypoint at this screen also. You can do this before you save the waypoint or you can go to Menu/Database/User/Waypoint (the one you want to edit)/Enter. At this screen you can edit the name by pressing the arrow up or down to get to the name field and press "enter" to get to the alphabet screen. If you are entering a waypoint using coordinates, do the above but edit the coordinates to the ones you want to use and then save.

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Cannot save waypoint on my magellan triton 200 gps.

Assuming you have installed the latest firmware. When you are on the map screen, just click on the center button and do a create a Waypoint and pick current location.

Or push the MENU button .. choose CREATE a WAYPOINT and when you GPS is on and has locked in on the Satellites . then create the Waypoint.

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Unable to load coordinates for a projected waypoint

There are two ways you can load a way point.

1. Hit mark on your GPS. Push up on your rocker until the coordinates are highlighted. Once they are hit enter. From here you can change the coordinates to what ever you want.

2. If you have the software (Mapsource Trip & Waypoint Manager) you can enter the waypoint by going to "Edit" then "New Waypoint" or hit Ctrl + W as a shortcut. Once you create all the points you need, plug in your GPS and turn it on, then click "Send to Device"

Make sure that your mapsource and GPS are both setup on the same datum and lat/lon style corrdinates as well or it could throw it off.

Jan 20, 2009 | Garmin GPSMAP 60CS GPS Receiver

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How do I enter gps coordinates into my Etrex H

Mark a waypoint, and then edit the waypoint's co-ordinates. You can also create a waypoint in Mapsource and then transfer the waypoint(s).

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You can't turn the navigation back on with this method. You must once again highlight the waypoint you want to navigate to in your Fine>Waypoints screen and then press the "Go to" highlighted button on the screen.

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Setting a waypoint, I do not have the altitude and the lowrance will not enter the latitude and longitude, what do I do?

Assume an altitude of zero. It will have little effect on your accuracy even if you are above (or below) sea level. When you are near the waypoint the GPS will tell you the altitude and you can edit the waypoint then.

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