Question about Garmin eTrex GPS Receiver
I've had a Garmin Etrex working fine for some time now but all of a sudden the screen disappears. The power is fine as they are new duracells and the backlight comes on, but no LCD graphics. Then, without explaination or change in operation the screen display will reappear at a later date, only to disappear again on another occasion. This has happened to me several times over the past few days and I'm worried about relying on it for navigation again
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for mine Venture exactly that helped. The trick is in putting the ribbon back after cleaning the contacts, to do so it is convenient to disattach the front panel from the display itself. On the first glance I expected no need in that. And ... be really careful. Good luck
Posted on Oct 12, 2008
Same problem (extra vertical lines and missing display content). I did upgrade recently with no avail. I did use beta softeare in the past. Could beta softeare caused the problem. I did not notice any mechanical problems such as broken connections/vibration induced changes. Any word from Garmin?
Posted on Aug 31, 2008
I have a 4 or 5 year old etrex legend, it also blanks and has lines on the screen. There are sites out there with a fix (not sure how good it is) having to do with the display's connector. Keep searching you will find it. Try
Posted on May 02, 2008
Have you updated your Garmin unit software recently?
Posted on Apr 01, 2008
I accidentally left my eTrex Legend on for a week. It would work for a short time and then the display would go blank save for a single vertical line. Using the on/off button did nothing. Taking out a battery momentarily and replacing it would result in a temporary restart with the on/off button. All functions worked but the display would malfunction minutes later.
The solution: restart using the on/off button after the battery disconnect procedure, wait until several satellites are received and use the on/off button to turn unit off. On restart it seems to work fine.
Posted on Sep 27, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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