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My etrex vista crashes randomly please help - GPS

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  • Andy Y
    Andy Y Jun 16, 2008

    For no apparent reason, while using my eTrax Vista in my vehicle (while hooked up to auto power or not) I will have it crash completely. The only way to get it to come back is to remove the batteries and wait a couple of minutes. Once I get everything hooked back up and turned on it works fine for a while. This is my second Vista, and the first one crashed very very rarely. I'm going to try an operating software update this evening and see if that helps. I will update this post with my findings.

    Andy


  • Anonymous Aug 02, 2008

    This is my fourth Vista HCx, the first crashed regularly until I updated the sw which fixed it, but soon after it blew an internal fuse and had to be replaced, the second worked great for six months and never once crashed but I broke the glass so had to send it back for repair. Unfortunatly Garmin will not repair a unit but will only replace it so the third arrived and kept randomly crashing after 2 to 12 hours use. I sent this one back and the fourth arrived this weekend, it crashed within an hour of getting it out of the box and switching it on. Everything at default just as it arrived. Have set everything up now and done all resets but it still crashes after 5 mins up to about 3 hours is the longest it has ever run for. I will be going back on Monday.

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This is my fourth Vista HCx, the first crashed regularly until I updated the sw which fixed it, but soon after it blew an internal fuse and had to be replaced, the second worked great for six months and never once crashed but I broke the glass so had to send it back for repair. Unfortunatly Garmin will not repair a unit but will only replace it so the third arrived and kept randomly crashing after 2 to 12 hours use. I sent this one back and the fourth arrived this weekend, it crashed within an hour of getting it out of the box and switching it on. Everything at default just as it arrived. Have set everything up now and done all resets but it still crashes after 5 mins up to about 3 hours is the longest it has ever run for. I will be going back on Monday.

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