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I am having trouble getting location. Even when I get good satelite coverage (many showing on the screen) No location shows. It also seems to be slow in acquiring upon power up. How do a restore the units function?

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Hi!

i checked out the Garmin owner's manual for your GPS:
http://www8.garmin.com/manuals/eTrexVista_OwnersManual.pdf

On page 6 it explains that from the satellite page there are four options from which you can choose;

1) Use with GPS off
2) New location
3) Restart search
4) Continue acquiring

If the date displayed on your unit is NOT today's date, select "Restart Search"

Since the GPS does NOT lose memory when the batteries are removed, the problem is unlikely to be that the GPS doesn't know where it was used last.

If the displayed time for your area is not correct, use the main menu to access the setup pages and follow the instructions for setting the time found on page 49. This SHOULD get you on your way.

Good luck!

Posted on May 02, 2010

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