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Etrex enter button does not work


It may be the tactile switch that is broken. I had the same problem on my older model etrex. I carefully removed the surrounding rubber case wrap and the sticky tape underneath. This allows you to visually inspect the switches. The black plastic button on the enter switch was completely gone and the buttons on the page up/down keys were broken away and loose, although those keys still worked. I opened up the case, removed the switches (largely by using a razor blade to pry them off), and bought 8 replacement switches from mouser (667-EVQ-PSH02K). I replaced the three broken switches using a very fine tip on the soldering iron with flux on all the feet. The extra switches I will keep for further repairs if necessary.

Oct 04, 2011 | Garmin eTrex GPS Receiver

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I have a Garmin etrex legend, and when I enter the Lat and Long for geocaching on either the lat and long, I cannot enter the numbers 5 thru 9 into it. An example is, I can enter N 39-7.178. The blank...


Go to Main Menu > Setup > Units > Position Format > change to hddd.ddddd format. This is the decimal format which is widely used by geocaching forums.
Page 44 of your User Manual:
http://static.garmincdn.com/pumac/eTrexLegend_OwnersManual.pdf


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

Sep 19, 2010 | Garmin eTrex Legend GPS Receiver

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Consistent error entering garmin etrex coordinate in google earth


Consistent errors are usually projection or datum related. If you are taking coordinates collected in one projection and displaying them in your GPS in another, you the points will offset. I'm not talking about the decimal degrees 00.000n 000.0000w vs 00 00 00N 00 00 00W. I'm talking about the geographic model to represent the surface of the earth. Google Earth generally uses a geographic projection with WGS 1984 or WGS84 Datum. Make sure you are using the same settings on your GPS.

Apr 09, 2010 | Garmin eTrex Legend GPS Receiver

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Entering map references manually


To enter a waypoint, either use Mapsource software and transfer to the unit, or else create a waypoint and then edit it to the proper co-ordinates.

Dec 01, 2008 | Garmin eTrex Legend GPS Receiver

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Entering coordinates into a etrex yellow


Mark a waypoint, then edit the waypoint, entering the new co-ordinates.

Oct 04, 2008 | Garmin eTrex GPS Receiver

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How to enter waypoints


Press and hold the thumbstick on the front right beside where it says Etrex then the waypoint screen will pop up and allow you to name it etc.

Aug 29, 2008 | Garmin eTrex Vista GPS Receiver

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Garmin etrex gps


Hi,

Most reset would revert the unit back to factory default and therefore may and could erase all user stored settings and configurations.

Having been forewarned, Pressing "up"+"enter" keys while powering up the eTrex will reset the eTrex to factory defaults. So, all pressets and data will be lost.

Additionally, you may be able to do bypass and other tricks using the "Secret Startup Commands for Garmin handhelds".

Tight lines and hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards. Thank you for using FixYa.


Aug 04, 2008 | Garmin eTrex GPS Receiver

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How do I enter gps coordinates into my Etrex H


Mark a waypoint, and then edit the waypoint's co-ordinates. You can also create a waypoint in Mapsource and then transfer the waypoint(s).

Jun 29, 2008 | Garmin eTrex GPS Receiver

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Etrex - can't find satellites anymore. Just stopped one day after downloading Points to my pc


Hi,

To my knowledge, a reset on a Garmin eTrex would require:
Holding down the PAGE and PAGE UP buttons while simultaneously powering the unit. The Garmin eTrex will enter the service mode/display:
- Bravo Version
- Software Version
- Time
- Internal temperature of unit
- Battery voltage
- External voltage
- Button presses
- Other tech info

You can also perform an LCD display/screen check by pressing the PAGE button 2X.

A firendly word of advice: While entering the service mode is interesting and useful, be careful which buttons you press because it is also possible to rest the unit to factory settings within this mode. Pressing "up"+"enter"+"on/off" keys in service mode will reset the eTrex to factory defaults. All presets and data will be lost.

To exit just turn it off as normal, and then turn it back on as normal. Unless you deliberately reset the GPS, nothing should have changed.

Alternately, you can try: Hold down the find, click-stick, and page buttons. Press the power button, and when the title screen appears, release the buttons. This will clear all memory (you will lose all waypoints, etc. back them up first).
Find button: bottom button on the left
Click stick: the button on the face of the unit
Page: the top button on the right
Power: the bottom button on the right

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

Thank you for using FixYa.

Jun 26, 2008 | Garmin eTrex GPS Receiver

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Garmin etrex handheld


There's really nothing to setup, you just mark waypoints and it displays them on the map. If you press enter on any screen, it will give you options for that screen.

Jul 30, 2007 | Garmin eTrex GPS Receiver

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