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I have an Etrex Vista in which it does power up with the proper date and time. The problem is that I can't get it to go to any other page.

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Hi,

The date problems can be fixed only by doing master reset.

Specifically, a normal "master rest" on the eTrex Vista is accomplished by holding down the "Page" button and "Enter" (i.e. the click stick) while powering up. You are prompted that a full reset will occur, and after confirming, the machine is reset. But my opinion is this is not full reset, this sometimes doesnt fix the date issue

However, the undocumented "super master reset" on the eTrex Vista is achieved by simultaneously holding down the "Page, "Enter" and "Find" buttons while powering up. You have to hold all buttons in for about 5 to 7 seconds, and you DON'T get the warning message, but when the machine finally restarts, it is fully reset. After acquiring a satellite fix (it may take several minutes) - the time AND date both should be correct!

Oddly, neither Garmin tech support nor the local reseller seemed to know about this method of REALLY resetting the machine .

The link which documents the "super master reset" procedure is here: http://www.gpsinformation.org/dale/secret.htm#reset

Please leave me comment, if you need further assistance
RNJ VINODKUMAR

Hope this might also help other eTrex Vista owners who are experiencing the same date problem

Posted on Oct 04, 2009

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