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GPSr shuts off

I have three Garmin etrex Legends that I use in my sixth grade class. When we turn them on, everything works fine until they hook up with the satellites and then the screen goes blank except for a very thin vertical line. We then have to remove the batteries to turn them off.

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  • smartin333 May 25, 2009

    I get same problem with mine! Thin vertical line & remove batt to shut off. All works good til then.

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Firmware needs to be upgraded on these units because the atellites are changing every so often so does the programming in these units, check to see if there is a firmware upgrade to fix these problems, the line in the middle of the screen is because it either hung during the process or the units lcd is going bad.

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