Hi there had the gps unit for a few years could not use so i left it in the draw now i have a boat and am trying to input coordinates that i have to go to fishing spots have know idea how to put them in . ( OLD SCHOOL )
I would guess you no longer have the manual or you would not be asking.
Use PAGE button to go to MENU
Select MARK (the first one) by pushing ENTER
Push UP to change name for waypoint
Enter to select first letter, up / down to choose letter, ENTER
When complete DOWN , DOWN DOWN to change Coordinates
Change each coordinate number the same as letters above
When done use UP to select OK
Your newly named location will be under WAYPOINTS on the MENU, Use UP/DOWN to locate then ENTER to select
Of course you must have this in the correct format (several are available, usually UTM or WGS84 MM:DD:SSS found under settings) and have a location coordinate to enter
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try swapping out the batteries, no harm in opening it up with a screw driver (will void the "warranty" that expired 12 years ago) check if there is an internal battery (usually a coin cell battery like cr 2025 or CR2020) otherwise it is dead and time to get an e-trex 30... great simple little unit with lots more features
GPS receiver units are designed to translate signalsreceived from a satellite into recognizable graphic information using mappingsoftware. These systems are dependent on the installed software, butlike all computers they can experience problems up to and including unexpecteddeletion of the software. Because of this, many GPS systems have providedsolutions to some of the most common problems. Operating System Deletion If the hand-held unit does not display any functionality when activated,first try restarting the system. If the unit is a hand-held GPS, try removingand then re-inserting the batteries to reset the system. If the system still displaysno operating system, contact a professional for service. GPS software can alsobe bundled or purchased as part of a more comprehensive device, such as aniPhone or other smart phone. In this instance, it is possible that the softwarewas deleted from the system during a sync with a computer. Try re-syncing thedevice with the computer and ensuring that the GPS application has beenselected to be loaded onto the unit. If this does not solve the problem, thesoftware may be corrupt. Delete the program from the computer and download itonce again to the hard drive. Then, re-sync the newly downloaded application toyour device.Update Deletion Occasionally, an error in the download or an error insyncing with a GPS hand-held can cause updates such as operating systemadvances, bug fixes and new map information to be deleted or corrupted. If thisshould happen, re-download the update information and sync it with the GPSunit. If update information comes in the form of an SD or other data card, thecard itself may be corrupted. Contact Thanks.
Sounds like the screen is shot and theres nothing really you can do to fix it, sorry :(
You can send it to Garmin for the flat rate repair fee of $79 dollars. I would recommend getting the new eTrex Legend H with the high sensitivity receiver if you want a similar model. It's sat reception will blow the prior version out of the water and has 24mb of memory rather than the 8mb it used to have.
The problem is that your software version needs updating. A recently added satellite creates a glitch in the older software. Go to the Garmin website, load WebUpdater if you haven't already done so, and the updated version (3.8) will automatically install to your Garmin unit. I had the same symptoms, they have now disappeared and my Etrex Vista is back to normal.
Yes, this problem has been caused by the launch of a new satellite earlier this year. As soon as your unit gets a fix from the new satellite, it causes this problem. Simple immediate fix: disable WAAS in the setup. Permanent fix: go to Garmin website and update your unit's software and it will fix this temporary problem. Enjoy your GPS and don't forget to come back and tell us if this fixed your problem.
Hi, 673king, My Garmin is c330, but I think that all GPS's of this nature are programmed only for roads -- not bodies of water. I haven't updated my 2-yr.-old-Garmin yet for new maps, but what you describe concerning the red question mark is exactly what I get when I am on a road that was constructed after my Garmin was programmed. Since the GPS can't find the road in its memory, it merely has a red question mark until I get onto a road that the software recognizes. It then operates as usual.
The contours are not coming from the routes and waypoints, they are coming from the mapping software. You must load all the map segments at once to your unit. You can upload routes and waypoints separately and they will not erase the other ones already on the GPSr unit.