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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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  • Karl Doucet Jul 07, 2007

    Forgot to say: Garmin etrex Legend

  • Anonymous Oct 09, 2008

    I have the exact same problem with a Garmin Etrex Legend. But yesterday, I turned it on outside so it could hit the satelites, and it worked fine. I'm going to try updating the software from Garmin.




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

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