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While down loading maps the 76CSX just quit. The batteries are good. When I turn on the GPS it starts then fads away like there is no power, yet I have tryed 2 sets of new batteries.

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It sounds like a corrupted upload. Reset the unit and retry the upload.

Usually reset is done by pushing page and enter while powering up

Posted on Apr 22, 2009

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My Garmin GPSmap 76CSx will begin to start up, but as soon as you release the power button the screen fades away.


This problem can occur when the map file is corrupted or can't be read. Try putting your sd card in a reader and deleting the GMAPSUPP file (in the GARMIN folder) and fitting it back in your device. Then reload the map from Mapsource onto your handheld.

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My gpsmap76csx shuts off on its own, and i've changed batteries


use usb data cable to turn the power on, if power is stable then probably something wrong with the batteries compartment.

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I cant uploaud waypoints to gpsmap 76csx


Try reloading the software, then load the program, then attach the GPS.... Should start communicating at this point. Make sure the cable is seated correctly....

Feb 14, 2010 | Garmin GPSMAP 76CSx Handheld GPS GPS...

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My Garmin GPSmap 76CSx was working just fine. After leaving it unused for a couple months with a pair of alkaline batteries installed, I tried to turn it on. It would not come on. I checked the battery...


Try connecting it to USB and powering it up, to confirm that unit still works overall. You probably damaged battery connectors. Check if you can clean the connectors better, otherwise you may need to do some soldering to fix them, by yourself or n a repair shop. Check with Garmin if they have suggestions: a leaking battery should not disable a GPS.

Dec 10, 2009 | Garmin GPSMAP 76CSx Handheld GPS GPS...

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I have a Garmin 76CSx that freezes on start-up screen, no buttons have any effect. Only way to switch off is to pull batteries out.


I had the same thing. Seemed to be a faulty SANDISK 2GB MicroSD card. When I pulled it out, the unit worked again.

Sep 30, 2009 | Garmin GPSMAP 76CSx GPS Receiver

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Problem downloading maps to my 76csx


With unit off, press and hold ENTER and PAGE while powering on to perform a master reset.

Doing a master reset will erase and data in the device and restore it to factory defaults. So if you have any waypoints/tracks/routes you may want to back them up first.

You may want to update your mapsoure software first and see if that helps the issue. If not reinstall the software.

oh and double check your micro SD card to make sure its not damaged and is inserted all the way in.

Jan 18, 2009 | Garmin GPSMAP 76 GPS Receiver

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MAP 76 locks up in normal mode after acquiring and starting to track, three to four minutes. Screen goes blank except for vertical stripe, no keys work. Have to pull batteries to turn off. Unit works...


I had the same problem (blank screen, vertical line). After speaking with Garmin, I was told to turn off the WAAS function. Disable it for now, because the WAAS signal, coming from the satellite, has changed, and Garmin has not yet published a remedy to correct this problem. A fix should be out in a software update, sometime in the future, hopefully. Just so you'll know, I also did a software update, to the latest version 4.0. The unit performs perfectly now, however, the accuracy is not quite as good, due to the lack of WAAS.

What you said does make sense. When you have your unit in simulator mode, the GPS receiver is turned off, so it is not receiving signals from the satellites. The strange signal from the WAAS satellite must be what has been messing things up. Good Luck!

Sep 26, 2008 | Garmin GPS Map 76 GPS Receiver

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Topo maps a mess of meaningless lines


Sorry for late reply. You need to select an area on your topo map prior to downloading it. For example, if you plan to go to Algonquin Bice Lake (access point 4), then you need to select the map around the area (starting from) Kearney upto the Magnetawan Lake and beyond. Mark waypoints from the put-in to the campsite on Bice Lake (best to compare of the topo and Algonquin canoeing map). Then you can click Transfer, click Send to Device (GPS 76cs should appear) to download it. On the GPS, enter the Find Waypoint button and you should be able to see those waypoints. Good luck for your next trip.

Aug 03, 2008 | Garmin GPS 76 GPS Receiver

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Tide station


please verify if firmware of your receiver is up to date.

the newest version of GPSMAP 76CSx is Ver. 3.60, realised on Feb 18, 2008

if not, make upgrade either by WebUpdater application or download it direct from www.garmin.com

enter: www.garmin.com
then click "On the Trail" -> Mapping Handhelds -> GPSMap 76CSx -> quick links: Updates&Downloads -> Unit Software

regards

frankie


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