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I have a Garmin Etrex Venture HC unit that shuts down immediately after start up. The Garmin logo comes up, it beeps, then the screen fades out and it goes off. I have put fresh batteries in and have tried hooking up to computer via USB cable. Each time with the same result. This is the second unit that I have had the same problem with. The first was exchanged for this one. I suppose I will have to try to do that again.

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I have run into the same problem and it may be related to the WAAS (Wide Area Augmentation System) feature. Try disabling this feature (under MAIN MENU / Setup). I used this receiver overseas (Asia and Europe) last year for 35 days straight with no problems. During this time WAAS was disabled as none of these satellites are visible overseas. The problem occurred intermittently prior to the overseas trip, and has reoccurred after returning. I was running into the same problem this past weekend and noticed the screen blanking out (with the vertical line) shortly after differential corrections were applied to the GPS signals. I disabled the WAAS and let the receiver run for over an hour. The problem did not return. Hope this helps.

Posted on Oct 06, 2008

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Sounds like you both have a battery problem. I experienced a similar problem when trying to charge via the USB-cable connected to my computer.
Ended up buying an original charger (expensive) and the charging went smooth.
The car charger should in any case work fine, so probably your battery is not very healthy.

Try holding your finger on the battery symbol for about 10 sec. The unit will then switch to a technical page. There you can observe the battery and charging voltage. When I plug in my computer USB-cable, I read around 4,4V and that is not sufficient for charging my battery.
When connected to the original charger, this voltage rises to about 5V which gives a nice charge. When unplugging charger, the unit displays the battery capacity. If the charging voltage is OK, but battery capacity drops quickly after you unplug charger cable, the battery is probably bad. (Of course you have to charge is for some time) I think around 4V battery voltage give 100% capacity. 3,9V gives about 90% capacity.
This will not solve your problem, but can give you an idea about what is wrong.
Good luck.

Posted on Nov 17, 2008

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SOURCE: My Garmin eTrex Summit HC will not turn on. I

absolutely! Hve yoiu checked that this model does not have a switch on the rear as well as on the front? the one of the front is standby. The other one is main power. Not 100% sure about your model so just check first. Other than that take it back to seller for replacement or instructions

Posted on Jul 01, 2009

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See "My GPS won't stay on"
http://www.fixya.com/support/t2084694-gps_stay

Posted on Sep 20, 2009

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I can only suggest that you insure that you have fresh batteries, and that they are installed properly. If you had batteries sitting in it, and they leaked, you might want to examine the contacts and make sure they are clean, and not corroded.

The Etrex are sealed and water-tight. Opening the unit will make them no longer able to resist water as well, and if there is anything wrong internally, it should be sent back for factory repair.

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