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POWER UP MY DEVICE WILL NOT POWER UP. why?

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Make sure that your battery contacts are clean, and you are using fresh batteries. I recommend using regular alkaline cells in the Garmin etrex legend pictured(I own two of these).

If the device still doesn't power up, then it is a hardware failure, probably not worth the cost of repair.

Posted on Jul 30, 2010

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