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Main page > Setup > Units > Position Format

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Hi there . when i put my longs and lats in to record a mark as i get to the last degree the sreen flashes invalid longitude and i have to restart the unit to het out of the setting. can you help


I have not heard of this problem before. I would suggest updating your software on the unit. I would also make sure that lat and long format is the same as what you are trying to input into the unit. You can change the format under the setup tab in the menu to match the number that your trying to input in the unit. To update the software in the unit you can go to Humminbird.com and register your unit and create an account. You will have to have the unit type and the serial number to do this. This is free of charge.

Jan 01, 2011 | Humminbird 755c GPS Receiver

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My p4425 will not boot up. just a blue start up screen.


If your medion gopal p4425 will not boot up, then there is a problem somewhere. The problem is minor as it is that, a file that supports its booting is missing.
Solution,
  1. Reset your gps receiver by pressing down the reset button for about 5 seconds or holding the power on/off button for about 15 seconds.
  2. The gps receiver will restart and that way boot normally.
If reseting does not solve the problem, then the solution is for you to format the gps and restore the gps software on it. To do that:
  1. Connect your gps receiver to your computer using a USB cable,
  2. Select the computer from your start menu,
  3. Right click on the gps receiver from the computer age,
  4. Select format drive,
  5. Do not quick format, format normally,
  6. Then go to your gps receivers website and download its software,
  7. Then transfer the software onto the gps receiver,
  8. You can download the latest version,
  9. Then copy your maps back on your gps receiver,
  10. Connect the gps receiver back on the car,
  11. Then turn it on,
  12. This time it will get passed the blue screen and boot normally.
That is how to solve the problem.

Dec 23, 2010 | Medion GoPal P4425 Navigator System

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I have a Garmin etrex handheld unit. The gps data from it does not correlate with google maps gps coordinates at all. There is a 30 mile, not feet but mile difference in the waypoints. Any idea what I may...


You need to make sure your GPS unit and Google maps are using the same map datum.
In your user manual:
http://static.garmincdn.com/pumac/eTrexLegend_OwnersManual.pdf
Page 44, Setup Options, Units, Position Format: I suggest setting to:
hddd.ddddd as this is the digital format and easier to read

In Google Maps, right click - Drop Latitude/Longitude marker and this should show the co-ordinates in digital degrees. Alternatively, you can hit the SEND button in GoogleMaps, and it will send the marked location to the GPS via the Garmin website. You may have to install the Garmin plug-in into your browser first, but it's well worth it.

If this solves your problem, please come back and rate our solution, thank you.

Dec 19, 2010 | Garmin eTrex Legend GPS Receiver

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Ajoyjeral@gmail.comwe have a garmin oregon 550 hand held GPS but my coordinats are differnd with garmin 72 hand held (the differend 2000 m East). we are in sri lanka and we are use the USR Grid. please...


Make sure the co-ordinates are in the same format on both GPS units. There is a difference between degrees and minutes vs decimal degrees.

If this fixes your problem, please come back and rate our solution. Thank you.

Nov 01, 2010 | Garmin GPS Devices

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The 5th digit the cordinates N & W WILL NOT LET ME PICK ANUMBER 6


You need to make sure your unit is set for decimal degrees. It's probably set for a different format.

Main menu> Setup >Units > hddd.ddddd

If this solves your problem, please come back and rate our answer. Thank you.

Jul 11, 2010 | Garmin eTrex Legend Cx GPS Receiver

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When I enter the lat and lon corridinates from the Garmin ETrex legend into google earth they seem to be about 50 miles off.


Make sure you are using the exact same format for both. Degrees and minutes are not the same as decimal degrees.

May 30, 2010 | Garmin eTrex Legend GPS Receiver

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Garmin Etrex Legend


Setup > Position Format > Page 44 of your manual.

Oct 18, 2008 | Garmin eTrex Legend GPS Receiver

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Garmin Etrex - ORdnance Survey Grid reference nos


You shouldn't have to connect to a computer. I don't have an OS map in front of me but I'm guessing they use UTM with a WGS 84 datum (if the map was produced after 1984 that is). Got to the Setup page then select Units. Change Position Frmt to UTM/UPS and Map Datum to WGS 84.

Jul 29, 2008 | Garmin eTrex GPS Receiver

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Can not get StreetPilot C340 to turn on


Frank, the ownwer's manual says to protect unit from extreme temperatures stated as "32 degree F to 122 degree F" or "zero degree C to 50 degree C" You said about a year and a half of use and then in the "Glove Box" so from August to January, there had to be clear sunny hot days in August, resulting temperature in car (depending on your lattitude) going up 140 to 150 degrees F... Just hope you're Canadian.... or maybe you toasted it.... sorry. Good Luck GB_C

Jan 06, 2008 | Garmin StreetPilot c340 GPS Receiver

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