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I' used my Etrex CX on my off road motorcicle, but few time by now I'd noticed problem using memory card map. I'd open device box, found a broken flat cable. I'd like have assinstace on where can purchase this flat cable to relace it. Thanks

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Got a credit card? If you do then try this place, they seem to have a few things for those things. https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=163#Cables

Hope that helps.

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My garmin 530hcx has locked up on the opening screen...is there a master reset sequence? I have removed the batteries and still won't work! Also, it won't shut off once turned on and locked...


f a device is locking up and has a long noise or beep when powering down, this is due to hidden data being transferred to the microSD data card. These hidden files and folders are being created by the computer and sent to the data card in addition to the maps, waypoints, routes, tracks and pictures that were selected. The following GPS units could experience this issue.
  • eTrex Legend Cx
  • eTrex Legend HCx
  • eTrex Venture Cx
  • eTrex Vista Cx
  • eTrex Vista HCx
  • GPSMAP 60Cx
  • GPSMAP 60CSx
  • GPSMAP 76Cx
  • GPSMAP 76CSx
  • Rino 520HCx
  • Rino 530HCx
To prevent this issue when the device is shutting down delete these extra unused or hidden files and folders from the data card. Examples of these folders are: .Trashes and .Spotlight-V100 folders. Since the Mac OS adds hidden files and folders to mounted removable drive volumes this process cannot be done on a Mac and will need to be done after every time the data card is mounted as a volume on a Mac.
To delete these folders the device will have to be placed into USB Mass Storage mode. To do this:
  1. Connect the device to the computer using the USB cable
  2. Go to the Main Menu
  3. Select Setup
  4. Select Interface
  5. Select USB Mass Storage Mode
The device is now in USB Mass Storage Mode. At this time a window should open on the computer desktop displaying Removable Disk at the top. The Garmin folder will be displayed. Open the Garmin folder.
Do NOT delete the the following files:
  • gmapsupp.img
  • gmapsupp.unl
  • gmapsupp.gma
These files contain supplemental mapping. If delete will cause the mapping to be erased or unviewable.
If there are other folders or files on the data card, delete these. Some of these files or folders may be hidden and therefore will need to be unhidden*. Once you have done so, please disconnect the device from the computer and power it up.
*Note: To Display a file folder that is hidden:
  1. Select the Tools option on the window that appears on the computer when the device is in USB Mass Storage Mode
  2. Select Folder Options
  3. Select View
  4. Open the Files and Folders folder
  5. Open the Hidden Files and Folders folder
  6. Select Show hidden files and folder
  7. Select Apply
  8. Select OK
Once all of the hidden files and folders have been removed from the microSD Card the unit will not

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Garmin etrex ledgend c: When track log is turned on, "breadcrumbs" mark the path I've traveled. I don't save the track but the breadcrumbs remain on the unit's map....forever.


Hello

Check both your track and map settings. Make sure that "show track on map" is not selected in your map settings, and in your track settings try erasing all previous tracks.

Hope this helps!

Dec 09, 2010 | Garmin eTrex Vista Cx GPS Receiver

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My eTrex Legend cx beeps constantly when turning off. The only solution I have found is to remove a battery. Any ideas?


I have the same problem. The unit is only 1 week old and I have used it maybe 5 times. The problem started a couple of days ago when I removed the USB connection from my Mac without ejecting it first. I think this might have screwed up the microSD card. I noticed that if I remove the microSD card the unit turns on and off normally. but is I have the microSD inserted, it turns on oK, works (apparnetly) Ok, but freezes with a constant beep when I turn it off.
Will try to reformat the card (any idea how to do that on the unit itself?)

Aug 18, 2009 | Garmin eTrex Legend Cx GPS Receiver

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Garmin summit hc seems to be off by more than 300 feet


First of all make sure your etrex is not set up to follow roads (if it has that facility). Maps are not always accurate particularly edges of lakes and forest boundaries. If your etrex can only see a few satellites then accuracy will be degraded. Make sure your body is not shielding the view of the satellites by holding the unit away from you. The accuracy of any GPS is affected by the relative position of the satellites with respect to each other. If they appear (at your location) to be in a straight line then your GPS cannot perform the trigonometrical calculations to determine your position with any accuracy. In GPS speak this is called DOP - Dilution Of Precision and can result in variable accuracy from +/-5m at best to +/-30m or worse.
HTH
Peter

Jan 17, 2009 | Garmin eTrex Summit GPS Receiver

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Geocaching with Garmin Etrex Legend CX


The preloaded maps are VERY generic, mostly major highways. They are not useful for geocaching.

The good news is that you can download free topo maps created by a very generous Canadian soul, Dale Atkin. The maps are free but donations are accepted. He is also working on US topo maps. I've used Ibycus and Garmin topo maps and prefer the Ibycus version.
If this solves your situation, please come back and rate our answer. Thankyou.

Dec 27, 2008 | Garmin eTrex Legend Cx GPS Receiver

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Compatable marine maps Australia for garmin etrex legend


You can purchase the Bluechart Marine maps for your area online at Garmin.com. They will sell you an unlock code for a specific area.

Dec 27, 2008 | Garmin eTrex Legend GPS Receiver

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Under the find menu several function icons are missing


Has your micro SD card become unseated from the slot? If so, and if you have any navigational maps on the SD card, the icons won't show up on your unit. Remove the micro SD card, wipe the brass contacts with a clean lintfree cloth, re-insert and see if that solves your problem. You might have to go to your map setup screen and choose to show the navigational maps.

Nov 24, 2008 | Garmin eTrex Legend Cx GPS Receiver

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Unlocking a Garmin etrex venture cx


The unit comes with a base map. You will need to purchase City Navigator software if you want more detailed maps which will show all roads. If the box contained a copy of the City Navigator and you threw away the code, you'll have to purchase another unlock code from Garmin.

May 22, 2008 | Garmin eTrex Venture Cx GPS Receiver

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Garmin etrex hxc gps adding m,ore map detail.


You will need to use Mapsource to transfer the maps to your GPSr unit. This should install when you install the Topo Britain program.

You will then choose which map segments you want to transfer, and the program will do the rest.

May 14, 2008 | Garmin eTrex Vista Cx GPS Receiver

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BlueChart MicroSD map will not display


Get program MapUpload from www.mapwel.biz/down.htm after that go to Piratebay find Bluechart Atlantic 9.5 torrent.Mout it to Mapsource and with help of MapUpload send it to sd card

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