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Etrex will not turn on

Last summer my etrex legend just quit working. New batteries did not fix the problem. It simply will not turn on. Not sure if yoy can open the case to look for loose connections or if there is anything I can do other than send it back to Garmin. Thanks for any help you can give me.

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  • ebagum Mar 28, 2008

    Not had the same problem but I've put the batteries in reverse on several occasions without any adverse effects. I would imagine such an expensive unit would be reverse polarity protected.

  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2008

    Garmin Etrex Vista, will not turn on, tried new batteries no luck.

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I had a similar problem except mine would not turn off; and some of the functions were inoperable. It would zoom only one direction and occassionaly the screen would go blank except for a vertical line. I read some of the FixYa comments here at this site. It was not the batteries or the terminals. I carefully opened it up and it was not the ribbon cable. I noticed a single clear drop of water inside! I placed the opened eTrex in front of a fan in a warm room and let it dry out for 4 hours, then put it back together and its been working fine.

Posted on Sep 24, 2008

Same thing happened to mine, it was on right when we went out for patrol, and bout 10 min down the street, the damn thing was off, and wouldnt turn on. not very ideal for being out in an iraqi city. You think it cooked cause of the heat?

Posted on Sep 13, 2008

Same thing happened to mine. worked fine one day the next it wont turn on when plugged in or on fresh batteries. **** it only 2 years old (to the day almost) and in mint shape.

Posted on May 21, 2008

If batteries were ever put in backwards, you cooked it.

Posted on Mar 14, 2008

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