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My garmin gps etrex vista will not turn on bats. are good not sure if its the screen i have no manual

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  • gyoung11446 Aug 30, 2010

    it did not wopk all blank will not power up

  • gyoung11446 Aug 30, 2010

    this did not work still wont power up

  • gyoung11446 Aug 30, 2010

    This solution does not work as the unit itself will not power on to begin with. I tried your solution and it did not work. I have tried new batteries and also tried a "Super Master" reset of the unit and it still did not work. Any other suggestions?

  • gyoung11446 Aug 30, 2010

    I cannot turn the unit off to do your suggestion as the unit itself WILL NOT turn on at all. This is my problem and was the problem that I had originally stated. I tried what you had said and it still did not turn on the unit! What other suggestions do you have to get my unit turned on?

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Turn the on button at the top of the device o by pushing it to the left and hold in that position for at least 20 seconds. The device will reset and turn on.
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•The main plate under the logo of Garmin has to be taken off.
•In there, you have to press the button for resetting.
If this doesnot work the battery might be faulty and may need a replacement.

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Hello,

I suggest you reset your GPS, to reset your gps, follow this steps, turn off Garmin device. Press down on bottom right corner of the touchscreen, and then power on the GPS unit. You should be prompted whether do you really want to erase all user data, or asked if do you really want to start up in maintenance mode. Press “Yes” to reset (warning: all data will be erased and lost, so backup before proceeding) or enter maintenance mode.
Once the Garmin GPS unit is reset, remember to place the device outside where there is a clear unobstructed view of the sky for 15 – 30 minutes in order for it to requires fix to GPS satellites. with this, this should fix the problem.

Take care.

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