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ETREX LEGEND HAS 1 VERTICAL LINE ON SCREEN AND WONT SHUT OFF UNLESS YOU PULL BATTERYS

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  • wb5oaf Mar 04, 2009

    Ditto
    "ETREX LEGEND HAS 1 VERTICAL LINE ON SCREEN AND"
    problem, and notify you when a new solution is offered.


  • Kvolk99 Mar 17, 2009

    i had the same problem i would just put in better batteries and it kinda seamed to fix it

    mine got run over so i know longer have that problem but now i dont have a gps


  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2009

    Same thing,single vert line and won't shut off till batts are pulled.What's going on?

    PK

  • pstokes Apr 03, 2009

    Zactly!

    Sometimes I get the first two screens, then it happens . Other times I can be scrolling through or just click on an option and it will go blank except for the vertical line (seems to be either on the right or the left on the screen). Bottom line is I don't know when it will happen, so it pretty much makes the unit useless. I see on Garmins website that they will refurbish my unit for a mere $79.00 plus shippng.

    Would be nice to get some help from them on this, but then they can't sell more units, and I also saw where they are dropping the Legend and going to the h series as a recommended replacement.

  • tecarleson Apr 13, 2009

    I have a Garmin Etrex Vista that has the same problem. I put new batteries in it and it works for a short period of time, then the screen goes blank and a vertical line appears. The only way to turn it off is to take out the batteries. When I replace them, the same thing happens but the line sometimes moves to another part of the blank screen.

  • Anonymous Apr 17, 2009

    Same problem, not sure why?

  • Anonymous May 10, 2009

    I was experiencing the exact same problem in Pennsylvania in fall of 2008. I am going to try updating the software.

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Have you updated your unit's software from the Garmin site? There was a new satellite launched in 2008 which has been causing problems, and the new update fixes this.

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You need to either Disable "WAAS" in the
Setup>system>WAAS>Disable
as there's a firmware bug that causes the unit to freeze up and get that line when it loses satellites, or you need to update your firmware


http://www8.garmin.com/support/collection.jsp?product=999-99999-27

Posted on Apr 17, 2009

  • kinnaert Apr 17, 2009

    Correct, just update your firmware for your unit and all will be well again.

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I have the same problem on one of 20 etrex legends. I just downloaded the update from the Garmin website and it seems to be doing the trick. Time will tell. It is worth trying and only takes a few minutes.

Posted on Apr 28, 2009

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